Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Cessna-172 Skyhawk Aircraft

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the top-rated single-engine flight training aircraft in the world. These four-seat, fixed-wing planes comprise the majority of Epic’s training fleet. We purchase new aircraft directly from Cessna, so our students enjoy state-of-the art avionics and equipment. More Cessna 172s have been manufactured than any airplane in history! When you train at Epic Flight Academy in a new Cessna 172, you’ll see why it’s the preferred training aircraft worldwide.


Cessna 172 Cabin Interior

Cessna 172 Cabin Interior

Height: 48″
Width: 40″
Length: 11′ 10″
Seats: 4

The Cessna 172 features integrated cockpit avionics, the Garmin G1000 NXi. Also, you’ll find an improved graphical interface, powerful hardware, high resolution displays, increased functionality for situational awareness, and wireless technology.


Cessna 172 G1000 Avionics

Cessna 172 G1000 Next Generation Avionics Instrument Panel

-ADS-B Out and In
-Integrated VFR Sectional Charts
-IFR High and Low Charts with Night Mode
-Enhanced HSI features
-COM frequency decoding
-Vertical Situation Display
-Selectable Visual Approaches
-Wireless database and flight plan loading
-Enhanced graphics and faster processing
-Improved joystick with smoother panning
-Angle of Attack Indicator


Cessna 172 Specifications

Cessna 172 Specifications

Length: 27′ 2″
Height: 8′ 11″
Wingspan: 36′ 1″
Wing area: 174 sq. ft.

Max. Ramp Weight: 2,558 lb.
Max. T/O/Landing Weight: 2,550 lb.
Usable Fuel Weight: 318 lb.
Usable Fuel Volume: 53 gallons
Basic Empty Weight: 1,680 lb.
Useful Load: 878 lb.
Full Fuel Payload: 560 lb.

Maximum Cruise Speed: 124 ktas
Maximum Range: 640 nm
Takeoff Distance: 1,630 ft.
Ground Roll: 960 ft.
Landing Distance: 1,335 ft.
Ground Roll: 575 ft.
Service Ceiling: 14,000 ft.
Maximum Climb Rate: 730 fpm
Maximum Limit Speed: 163 kias
Stall Speed: 48 kcas

Baggage Capacity:
Weight: 120 lb.
Volume: 30 cu. ft.

Manufacturer: Lycoming
Model: 10-360-L2A
Power Output: 180 hp
Propeller: McCauley, 2 blade metal, fixed-pitch

Flight Training

Cessna 172 Flight Training

Flight Training in a Cessna 172

The Cessna Skyhawk has been used to train more pilots than any other airplane in the history of aviation. Epic Flight Academy offers pilot training for students with no experience or those who are transferring flight hours. The 172 offers enhanced visibility, is easy to fly, and most importantly – is ranked best for safety. Therefore, our students are both comfortable and successful. We even paint our tails red for safety! They love flying these new aircraft on their path to becoming commercial airline pilots.

When you learn about Cessna 172 training you quickly understand the aircraft’s popularity. Due to its design, this plane is highly rated for safety and ease of flying. Therefore, student pilots prefer it. Also, these aircraft are relatively affordable. As a result, savings are passed on the flight students. From the manual to the checklist, for instance, students learn how to maximize every safety feature. Consequently, their skills and confidence improve. Most noteworthy, more pilots have earned their wings in the C172 than any other plane. In other words, the 172 was the first plane for most pilots. Certainly that’s saying something!

Video on Epic’s Cessna 172 Skyhawk

About Cessna 172 Training

Cessna 172 Checklist Manual
Cessna 172 Checklist

What do you need to know about training in a C172? First of all, you must find out if you’re eligible. This will only take a few minutes. After that, you will obtain an FAA medical certificate and student pilot license. Next, enroll for ground school and flight training. In other words, make it official! Once you begin flight training in a Cessna 172, become familiar with the checklist, manual, and pilot’s operating handbook for that reason that knowledge enhances your practical training. Almost all pilots begin their training in a 172, and so can you!

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