Students at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus begin their private pilot flight training in the 160-horsepower Cessna 172 Skyhawk. The Cessna 172 has proven to be one of the most versatile, reliable and safest training aircraft. The Skyhawk is a native aircraft to Kansas produced in Wichita.
All of our Skyhawks are outfitted with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system and half are outfitted with Garmin G1000 glass cockpit. This system allows students and instructors to see real-time weather and traffic alerting on the flight deck. Flight Operations also has a link to monitor the actual location of every aircraft in the fleet at any given time.
The real value of the Skyhawk in training is its inherent stability and structural integrity, allowing it to take anything flight training is willing to throw at it. Day after day, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk is ready to provide our students and instructors with the best flight training experience available.
|Maximum speed at sea level||124 knots|
|Cruise, 75% power at 8,000 feet||123 knots|
|Stall speed, flaps up||48 knots|
|Stall speed, flaps down||40 knots|
|Range, 75% power at 8,000 feet||515 nautical miles|
|Endurance (time)||4.2 hours|
|Rate of climb at sea level||730 feet per minute|
|Service ceiling||13,500 feet|
|Weights and loads|
|Maximum ramp weight||2,558 pounds|
|Maximum takeoff or landing weight||2,550 pounds|
|Baggage allowance||120 pounds|
|Fuel capacity||56 gallons|
|Usable fuel||53 gallons|
|Engine and propellor|
|Propellor||Fixed pitch, diameter 75"|
|Oil capacity||8 quarts|