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Cessna no longer produces the 162; there are none you can purchase new but lucky for you there are used 162's available.

Finding a used Cessna 162 can be tough, but the price range here is anywhere between $65,000 up to $79,000 or more on Aircraft For Sale.

Cessna 162s were created with affordability in mind and make a great beginner plane with its simplicity and ease of use.

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The Cessna 162 Skycatcher, introduced in 2007, aimed to be a modern, affordable aircraft for training and personal use, receiving over 1,000 orders before the 2009 delivery. Positioned as an update to the aging 150s and 152s, it promised more cabin space, modern avionics, and a sub-$100,000 price.

Certified as a light-sport aircraft (LSA), it could be flown without a medical certificate. Despite seeming poised for success, it became a failure in general aviation due to two main factors: failure to meet the target price and the decision to assemble it in China. Intended to tap into the Asian market, this strategy backfired, burdening the US market with additional costs, like shipping engines to China for installation. To maintain profit margins, Cessna raised the Skycatcher's price from $100,000 to $149,000. Buyers reacted negatively to both the price increase and the China assembly decision, leading to widespread order cancellations. Cessna ultimately built and sold only 275 Skycatchers before discontinuing the program, highlighting the challenges in market dynamics, pricing, and production decisions in the general aviation industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much fuel does a Cessna 162 burn?

The fuel burn rate of a Cessna 162 can vary based on factors such as cruise altitude, airspeed, weight, and specific engine modifications. On average, a Cessna 162 Skycatcher burns approximately six gallons per hour (GPH) during cruise.

How fast does the Cessna 162 go?

The cruising speed of the Cessna 162 depends on various factors, including the specific model, engine configuration, altitude, and weather conditions. However, at about 70% power the cruising speed of a Cessna 162 is typically around 116 knots (133 mph).

How far can a Cessna 162 fly?

The maximum range of a Cessna 162 can vary depending on factors such as weight, altitude, weather conditions, and power settings. However, the standard fuel system at cruising speed provides a range of around 470 nautical miles.