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A brand new Cessna 172 Price is around $432,000

You can find that the used Cessna 172 price range is anywhere from $50,000 up to $200,000 or more.

Of course, the cost of owning a 172 is attractive to most because if you decide to go used, you are entering the aircraft market with one of the more affordable airplanes to get flying in.

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The most-produced airplane of all time, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, has been such a phenomenal sales success because it was pretty good at everything and not particularly bad at anything. In other walks of life, that might have made it mediocre, but the 172 is anything but. It’s a star, albeit one that’s fine shining less brightly than some other heavenly objects.

Still, it helped create a presence in the world of aviation for Cessna that was so great, the company’s name took over from the Piper Cub as a generic moniker for “airplane.” And let me go on record as saying the 172 isn’t solely responsible. There are a lot of other Cessnas that flew countless hours at countless large- and small-town airports over the years, cementing in the public’s consciousness the image of a Cessna as being what a small plane, any small plane, looked like.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much fuel does a Cessna 172 burn?

The fuel burn rate of a Cessna 172 can vary depending on several factors, including altitude, speed, weight, and engine condition, and specific model. However, as a general guideline, a Cessna 172 typically burns around 8-10 gallons of 100LL fuel hour during cruise flight.

Keep in mind that this estimate is approximate, and the actual fuel consumption may differ based on the specific conditions and configuration of the aircraft. It's always best to consult the aircraft's operating manual or check with the manufacturer or an experienced pilot for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

How fast does the Cessna 172 go?

The maximum speed of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk is approximately 124 knots in level flight, depending on the specific model and conditions. This speed is typically achieved during cruise flight at optimal power settings.

However, it's important to note that the Cessna 172 is primarily a training aircraft known for its stability, reliability, and ease of handling rather than high-speed performance. The actual speed during a flight can be influenced by various factors, including altitude, weight, weather conditions, and aircraft configuration.

Pilots often operate the Cessna 172 at a more economical cruise speed, typically around 110 knots (126 mph), which allows for better fuel efficiency and longer endurance.

How far can a Cessna 172 fly?

The maximum range of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, can vary depending on factors such as fuel capacity, weight, altitude, weather conditions, and power settings. However, as a general guideline, a Cessna 172 can typically fly around 800 nautical miles on a full tank of fuel, assuming standard conditions and cruise settings.

It's important to note that this is an approximate range, and actual range may vary based on the specific model and configuration of the aircraft, as well as the operational considerations such as wind, altitude changes, and reserves for safety.