Tag Archives: Cessna 172

Understanding the Wing

Wings are very cool things. Many pilots like wings; they fly wings and most know the working speeds of wings (if only by rote). The question is, though, exactly how does a wing work? Keep in mind that designing an … Continue reading

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Leftovers

Leftovers. You have to love ’em. Especially if they have been hanging around the ’fridge for a while and they age appropriately—mixing in flavors in on top of flavors. Sometimes the leftovers are wonderfully tasty and you might think it cannot … Continue reading

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100,000 Airplanes

Which aircraft manufacturing company first reached the milestone of 100,000 aircraft manufactured?  What company was most likely to do this?  Boeing, perhaps?  Mooney?  Lockheed?  Piper? No.  The company was Clyde’s. Clyde Cessna. Cessna was a Kansas farmer who was the … Continue reading

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The Cessna 172 on Steroids

A Cessna 172 on steroids? No not really. Something like that would have another name. Most in the aviation business know it as a Cessna 182 Skylane. The two airplanes look very similar with tricycle landing gear, four seats, and … Continue reading

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The Cessna 150

  If you go to an airshow featuring Naval Aviators, you may see one or two of the more experienced pilots walking around with patches on their flight jackets proclaiming, “1000 hours” or “2000 hours” in a particular tactical aircraft.  … Continue reading

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