Cessna 172M - 172ME General Info

The Cessna 172 aircraft is the most popular light plane ever produced. The first models of the 172 were introduced in 1955 and the aircraft is still in production. More Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft in the world. Thousands of pilots have obtained a private pilot license in the 172 and it remains one of the most ubiquitous trainers and personal aircraft ever built.

This particular aircraft, 172ME, is a 1975 Skyhawk II model manufactured in late 1974, serial number 17263996. While the airframe is over 30 years old, it has a low time (2700hrs) with no damage history and is in excellent shape. The engine is a remanufactured Lycoming o-320 150hp four cylinder engine with about 800 hrs on it. The 'M' series was produced from 1974 to 1978 and a total of 7306 were built.

Cessna 172M - 1975
Performance - Specifications
    Maximum at Sea Level
    Cruise, 75% Power at 8000 Feet
    Vne (Never Exceed Speed)
    Vno (Max. Structural Cruising)

144 MPH (Skyhawk)
138 MPH (Skyhawk)
182 MPH
145 MPH
    75% Power at 8000 Feet (Skyhawk)
        38 Gallons Usable Fuel

Range: 640 SM / Time: 4.7 HRS / 138 MPH
Range: 815 SM / Time: 5.9 HRS / 138 MPH
    Max. Range at 10,000 Feet (Skyhawk)
        38 Gallons Usable Fuel

Range: 700 SM / Time: 6.0 HRS / 117 MPH
Range: 875 SM / Time: 7.5 HRS / 117 MPH
Rate of Climb at Sea Level: 645 FPM
Service Ceiling: 13,100 Feet
Takeoff Performance:
    Ground Roll
    Total Dist. over 50-FT Obstacle

865 Feet
1525 Feet
Landing Performance:
    Ground Roll
    Total Dist. over 50-FT Obstacle

520 Feet
1250 Feet
Stall Speed (KCAS):
    Flaps Up, Power Off
    Flaps Down, Power Off

57 MPH
49 MPH
Gross Weight: 2300 Pounds
Standard Empty Weight:
    Skyhawk II

1375 Pounds
Maximum Useful Load:
    Skyhawk II

925 Pounds
Baggage Allowance: 120 Pounds
Wing Loading: 13.2 Pounds/Sq.Ft.
Power Loading: 15.3 Pounds/HP
Fuel Capacity (Total):
    Standard Tanks

42 Gallons / 38 Gallons useable
Oil Capacity: 8 Quarts
Engine: Lycoming O-320-E2D / 150 BHP at 2700 RPM
Propeller: 75 Inch (diameter) / Fixed Pitch
Electrical System: 14-Volt with Alternator; Avionics Master Switch
Wingspan: 35' 10"