1956 CESSNA 172

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Single engine piston aircraft with fixed landing gear. The 172 seats up to 3 passengers plus 1 pilot.

Performance specifications


1 x 145 HP

Best Cruise Speed:

108 KIAS

Best Range (i):

420 NM

Fuel Burn @ 75%:

8.0 GPH

Stall Speed:


Rate of climb:

660 FPM


13,300 FT

Takeoff distance:

950 FT

Landing distance:

600 FT

Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle:

1,650 FT

Landing distance over 50ft obstacle:

1,115 FT


Gross Weight:

2,200 LBS

Empty Weight:

1,260 LBS

Fuel capacity:

37 GAL

Ownership costs

1956 Typical Price:


Total Cost of Ownership:


Total Fixed Cost


Annual inspection cost:




Weather service:




Miscellaneous expenses:


Refurbishing and modernization:




Total Variable Cost (148.1 Hrs)
Cost Per Hour = $78.99
Cost Per Mile = $0.73


Fuel cost per hour:
(8.0 gallons/hr @ $5.40/gal)


Oil cost per hour:


Overhaul reserves:


Hourly maintenance:


Misc: landing, parking, supplies,
catering, etc


Engine (x1)


Cont Motor




145 HP

Overhaul (HT):

1,800 Hrs

Years before overhaul:


Also Consider

CESSNA 172A (1960 - 1960)

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Typical Price: $33,665.00
Total Cost of Ownership: $15,848.07
Best Cruise: 108 KIAS ( 0 )
Best Range: 420 NM ( 0 )
Fuelburn: 8.0 GPH ( 0.0 )

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