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 Capacity 1 Pilot & 3 Passengers
Length 8.28m
Height 2.72m
Wingspan 11.0m
Basic Empty Weight 670kg
Maximum Take off Weight 1043kg
Useful Load 363kg

Performance Characteristics VH-LIO

Engine Avco Lycoming O-320-E2D
Horsepower 160 BHP @ 2700 RPM
Cylinders Four
Propeller 2 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 Speed 110 Knots
Service Ceiling 13,500 feet
Fuel Burn 32 litres / hour
Fuel Capacity 151 Litres
Fuel Type Aviation Gasoline 100LL
Maximum Range 750 Nautical Miles

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