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What are the V speeds for a Cessna 172?

What are the V speeds for a Cessna 172?

N12874 C-172 Skyhawk

V-Speed MPH
Va: (Maneuvering Speed) 112MPH
Vfe: (Max flap extended speed) 100MPH
Vno: (Max structural cruising speed) 145MPH
Vne: (Never exceed speed) 182MPH

What is the glide ratio for a Cessna 172?

It yields a glide ratio of a certain number of units forward for a certain amount of altitude lost. A Cessna 172 might glide at 8:1, so it could go 8000 feet forward for each 1000 feet it lost at a Vg of 65 knots indicated (KIAS). Maybe at 75 KIAS, the ratio is 7.8:1.

What is the best glide speed for a Cessna 172?


Best Angle of Climb Vx 60 KIAS
Best Rate of Climb Vy 76 KIAS
Maneuvering Speed Va 82 KIAS

Does a 172 have a fuel pump?

The Cessna 172SP (C172) is a high wing aircraft that utilizes a gravity fed fuel delivery system to the fuel injected engine. The C172 has 2 kinds if fuel pumps, one is an engine driven pump and the other is an electrical (AUX) fuel pump.

How much fuel does a 172 burn per hour?


1965 172F (Skyhawk) 1997-2007 172R (Skyhawk)
Fuel Capacity 39 gallons With Auxiliary Tank: 57 gallons 56 gallons
Min. Octane Fuel 80 100
Avg. Fuel Burn at 75% power in standard conditions per hour About 8.5 gallons About 8.6 gallons
Weights and Capacities:

What is the best glide speed for Cessna 172?

Can a 747 glide to a landing?

For example, with a glide ratio of 15:1, a Boeing 747-200 can glide for 150 kilometres (93 mi) from a cruising altitude of 10,000 metres (33,000 ft). A heavier, faster aircraft or a plane gliding into mountains or trees could result in substantial damage.

How much does it cost to own and fly a Cessna 172?

Typical Cessna 172 Operating costs average between $100-$200 per hour depending on a wide range of variables.

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