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2002 Cessna 172SP: N5286L

Rate: $172/hour (including fuel)

Aircraft rental: 2002 Cessna 172SP

If you’re going to start with just one airplane, you really can’t do much better than a Cessna 172, the most manufactured airplane in history – and it’s still being produced.  That’s right, more 172s have been built (50,000+ since it was first introduced in 1956) than any other aircraft of any type – civilian or military.  That qualifies as a proven design.

While technological advances have brought amazing changes to the instrument panel, structurally, very little has changed over the years.  Many consider the 172 to be the best trainer ever built.

5286L rolled off the line in 2002.  In airplane years, that makes it on the newer side.  Given the meticulous maintenance requirements, airplanes can safely fly for decades.

5286L also qualifies as a Technically Advanced Airplane (TAA) per FAR §61.129(j). This allows us to use it for both commercial and CFI training.

  • Lycoming IO-360-L2A (180 BHP at 2700 RPM)
  • 76″ McCauley Fixed Pitch Propeller
  • 53 gallons usable fuel
  • MTOW: 2550 lbs
  • Useful Load: 850 lbs
  • Useful Load with Full Fuel: 532 lbs
  • Empty Weight: 1700 lbs

V Speeds

Desc

KTS

X-WIND

Max Dem

15

Vr

Rotation

55

Vy

Best Rate

74

Vx

Best Angle

62

Vso

Stall w/ Flaps 

40

Vs

Stall w/o Flaps

48

Best Glide

1900 LBS

59

Best Glide

Max Gross

68

Va

Abrupt 1900 LBS

90

Va

Abrupt Full Gross

105

Vno

Max Structural 

129

Vne

Never Exceed

163

Vfe

10º Flaps

110

Vfe

Full Flaps

85

Panel

  • Airspeed Indicator
  • Altimeter
  • Vertical Speed Indicator
  • Turn Coordinator
  • Garmin GNS 430-WAAS
  • Garmin GTX330 Transponder with TIS-A
  • Garmin MX20 MFD
  • BendixKing 155A Nav/Com (Radio #2)
  • PMA7000BT Audio Panel
  • Garmin GFC 500 Auto Pilot
  • Garmin G5 Primary Attitude Display
  • Garmin G5 HSI
  • Garmin GDL-88 Dual-link Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) ADS-B “In” and “Out”
  • Garmin Flightstream 210 Bluetooth Link to iPad
  • Attitude Indicator (gyro, backup)

1972 Cessna 150L - N861TW, Full Restoration 2019

Rate: $107/hour (including fuel)
  • Continental O-200-A (100 BHP at 2750 RPM)
  • 69″  Fixed Pitch Propeller
  • 22.5 gallons usable fuel
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW): 1600 lbs
  • Useful Load: 503 lbs
  • Useful Load with Full Fuel: 368 lbs
  • Empty Weight: 1097 lbs

Panel

  • Airspeed Indicator
  • Altimeter
  • Vertical Speed Indicator
  • Attitude Indicator
  • Heading Indicator
  • Turn Coordinator
  • BendixKing KX155 Nav/Com 
  • CDI
  • Sigtronics Intercom
  • Stratus ESG ADS-B Out Transponder
  • Panel-Mounted iPad Mini
  • Stratus USB Charging Port
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9800 Ashton Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19114

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Phone: 215-677-1240
Email: info@flytailwinds.com

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