Our Airplanes

Our Cessna 172

Our Cessna 172B is piloted by Vietnam veteran Nick Parnello of Rockford, Illinois. Nick is an experienced pilot who learned to fly in the 1960s, holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with several thousand flight hours, and has owned several airplanes over the years.

Statistics for the Cessna 172B

Year Built: 1961

Seating Capacity: 4

Engine: Continental 145 HP

Cruise Speed: 120 MPH

Service Ceiling: 15,000 feet

Takeoff Ground Roll: 875 feet

Gross Weight: 2,200 pounds

Useful Fuel: 42 gallons

Wingspan: 32 feet, 2 inches

Cabin Doors: 2

Source: Aircraft Bluebook Price Digest

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