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The Aircraft


We operate a Cessna 172N, registration G-GYAV which has the following equipment and avionics.

  New: We are proud to confirm that our 2 new nav/coms are 8.33 compliant!

  • 2 Com Radios
  • 2 Nav Radios with LOC + ILS
  • 2 Altimeters
  • ADF
  • Mode C Transponder
  • DME
  • 2 Headsets
  • 4-Man Life Raft
  • 6 Lifejackets
  • Emergency Locator Beacon - User Manual
  • Portable Collision Avoidance System (PCAS)

Aircraft Specifications

Performance

  Knots   Knots   Knots
Vx 59 Va 97 Note 1 Rotate 65
Vy 79 Va 89 Note 2 Cruise at 2300 rpm 100
Vno 128 Vsi 47 Best angle of glide 65
Vne 160 Vso 41 Short finals (flaps down) 60
Vfe 85     Crosswind limit 15
Note 1: at max weight
Note 2: at 1950 lbs

Weight and Balance

Never be overweight! Use the Weight & Balance Calculator (Excel Spreadsheet)
created by Bill Baltzopoulos and Peter Dodds from the POH and the W&B certificate

  Pounds Kilograms Max fwd C of G Max aft C of G
MAUW 2307 1047 38.50 ins 47.3 ins
Aerobatic 1653 750 2000lbs 38.50 ins 40.5 ins
SEW     Datum is the firewall
BEW 1550 704
Max landing weight 2300 1044 Lever arm 39.46 ins
Useful load 757 344 Wing span 36 ft
Max baggage weight 120 55 Wing loading 13.2 lbs/ft2

Fuel and Endurance

  US gallons Litres Endurance hrs With Reserves 0.75 hrs
Fuel 100 LL 43 156    
Useable fuel 40 145 5.0 4.25
Usage at 2300 rpm 8 USG/hr 29 lt/hr    

Aircraft

Tyres Electrics
Nosewheel 5.00 x 5 31 psi Alternator 28V 60A
Main wheels 6.00 x 6 29 psi Battery 24V 25A
Oil
6 US quarts 5.7 litres 25-100 psi normal 100-245oF
Propeller Flaps
McCauley 75 ins Variable 0-40   

Short Field Take-off

  1. Set Flaps UP
  2. Rotate at 52 knots
  3. Fly level to 59 knots
  4. Climb at 59 knots to clear obstacles
  5. Normal climb attitude at 75 knots
  6. Normal ground run 220m @ISA, sea level, max wt

Documentation

Insurance: The aircraft has insurance certificate which includes Crown Indemnity Cover. Pilots can request a copy of the latest policy from the club Secretary. Pilots wishing to obtain the relevant Highlands and Islands Airports "Out of Hours" cover should obtain that separately from hial.co.uk