Cessna 172N VH-LIO

The Cessna 172 is, again, one of the most popular aircraft ever made, with over 43,000 being produced to date. They are used primarily for training and/or private use, dating from 1955 to today, where they are still in production.

NQAC operates two Cessna 172s, both N models. They are almost identical to one another, and specifications are given below:

A copy of the Pilots Operating Handbook for this aircraft is available by clicking the link below.

A copy of the North Queensland Aero Club company approved checklists are available by clicking the link below.

A copy of the performance charts for this aircraft are located on the links below

General Characterstics VH-LIO

Seating Capacity1 Pilot & 3 Passengers
Length8.28m
Height2.72m
Wingspan11.0m
Basic Empty Weight670kg
Maximum Take off Weight1043kg
Useful Load363kg

Performance Characteristics VH-LIO

EngineAvco Lycoming O-320-E2D
Horsepower160 BHP @ 2700 RPM
CylindersFour
Propeller2 blade Senesich Fixed Pitch
Take off Roll
Take off Safety Speed 62 knots
Vx (Best Angle of Climb)
Vy (Best Rate of Climb)73 knots
Vso (Stall Speed Clean)48 Knots
Vs1 (Stall Speed Landing Configuration)
Cruise Speed110 Knots
Service Ceiling13,500 feet
Fuel Burn32 litres / hour
Fuel Capacity151 Litres
Fuel TypeAviation Gasoline 100LL
Maximum Range750 Nautical Miles

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