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, VH-LIO and VH-LHI both N models. They are almost identical to one another, and specifications are given below:

General Characteristics:

Seating Capacity:
1 pilot, 3 passenger
Length:
8.2m
Wingspan:
11m
Height:
2.7m
Basic Empty Weight:
680kg
Maximum Take Off Weight:
1043kg
Useful Load:
363kg

Performance Characteristics:

Engine:
Lycoming O-320-E2D, 4 cyl, 160HP @ 2700RPM
Cruise Speed:
105-110 knots
Fuel Burn:
32 litres/hour
Stall Speed (clean):
47 knots
Maximum Range:
750nm
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