FTLComm - Tisdale - October 8, 1998
|The high winged Cessna is one of the most reliable and certainly the most common aircraft type ever built. The 172 holds the record for the largest number of any aircraft ever produced only the World War II ME109 comes close in production numbers.|
|With its 260 horse power six cylinder Continental engine, the 182 can carry four
people, their luggage and its full 88 US gallons of fuel aloft for more then five
hours travelling at 150 miles per hour. It has a gross weight of 2500 lbs. and empty
weighs 1,338 lbs. The aircrafts relatively high wing loading makes it a stable instrument
platform aircraft and its landing gear will handle some pretty nasty landings.
Though not the fastest nor the most economical the Cessna 182 is one of the roomiest civil aviation aircrafts and remains popular as the midrange favourite. This particular example is pretty much standard equipped and that includes dual radios and VOR, an ADF, Cessna auto-pilot and a GPS.
This picture of a 182 is a QuickTime VR object, once the image has completely downloaded you can turn the image around allowing you to see it from all directions. This image is created with over forty exposures compiled to give you this controllable image.
This 1974 Cessna 182P is owned by John Cook of Birch Hills