1968 CESSNA 172I Skyhawk

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

Performance specifications


1 x 150 HP

Best Cruise Speed:

115 KIAS

Best Range (i):

515 NM

Fuel Burn @ 75%:

8.0 GPH

Stall Speed:


Rate of climb:

645 FPM


13,100 FT

Takeoff distance:

865 FT

Landing distance:

520 FT

Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle:

1,525 FT

Landing distance over 50ft obstacle:

1,250 FT


Gross Weight:

2,300 LBS

Empty Weight:

1,300 LBS

Maximum Payload:

870 LBS

Fuel capacity:

42 GAL

Ownership costs

1968 Typical Price:


Total Cost of Ownership:


Total Fixed Cost


Annual inspection cost:




Weather service:




Miscellaneous expenses:


Refurbishing and modernization:




Total Variable Cost (139.1 Hrs)
Cost Per Hour = $77.09
Cost Per Mile = $0.67


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)






150 HP

Overhaul (HT):

2,000 Hrs

Years before overhaul:


Also Consider

CESSNA 172H (1967 - 1967)

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Typical Price: $38,363.00
Total Cost of Ownership: $14,619.55
Best Cruise: 114 KIAS ( 1 )
Best Range: 515 NM ( 0 )
Fuelburn: 7.0 GPH ( 1.0 )

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Reviews (1)


Average rating: 4.0 out of 5

Great Plane by Chris Serra


Mar. 14, 2019

I have owned a 68 172I since 1979. Good solid plane. I have flown it across the USA several times. It takes planning. Where it is lacking is service ceiling is only 12,500. Fuel is 38 gallons. I have installed a aux tank in mine for a total of 56 gallons. Gives me a good IFR reserve. Service parts are available almost everywhere. Maintenance cost are lower than other aircraft. It has been a good family plane, my low time pilot son, has no problems flying it. The 180 HP upgrade would make this a perfect plane.

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