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Alice Springs Airport:         Davis Drive, Alice Springs
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Cessna 172

Available at Alice Springs Airport and Batchelor Airfield. Three in fleet (N and RG Cutlass models). 

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company. First flown in 1955 and still in production, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft.

General characteristics*

    • Crew: one
    • Capacity: three passengers
    • Length: 27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)
    • Wingspan: 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
    • Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
    • Empty weight: 767 kg
    • Gross weight: 1,111 kg
    • Fuel capacity: 212 litres (56 US gallons)
    • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360-L2A four cylinder, horizontally opposed aircraft engine, 160 hp (120 kW)
    • Propellers: 2-bladed metal

Performance*

    • Cruise speed: 115 kts (226 km/h)
    • Stall speed: 47 kts (87 km/h) (power off, flaps down)
    • Never exceed speed: 163 kts (302 km/h)
    • Range: 696 nm (1,289 km) with 45 minute reserve, 55% Power, at 10,000 ft
    • Rate of climb: 721 ft/min (3.66 m/s)

*This information is provided as a guide only and not intended to replace the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH). The Pilot in Command should cross check the POH of the aircraft they intend to use prior to flight.