The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing airplane and is among the most popular flight training aircraft in the world. First production models were delivered in 1956 and it is still in production today with the addition of the latest avionics. More than 43,000 Cessna 172’s have been built.
The Cessna Skyhawk has many outstanding features making it among the most popular small aircraft ever. Features include, ease of maintenance, economy operation, it’s easy to fly and offers relatively short take-off and landing capability. These advantages often make the Cessna 172 the first choice when flying to remote small airports and vacation destinations. This in particular makes the float equipped Cessna 172 a favorite for charter operators offering flights to remote lakes and “fishing adventure” vacations including Alaska, Canada and other remote locations world-wide.
The Skyhawk is the aircraft people most visualize when they hear the words “small plane”.