The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing fixed-wing aircraft. First flown in 1955 and still in production, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft.

The 172P, or Skyhawk P, was introduced in 1981.

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G-NWFS Cessna 172P
G-NWFS was purchased back In 2011 to compliment the Cessna fleet at North Weald Flying Group. It instantly won fans due to it's long range tanks and autopilot system reducing the workload on those long flights the aircraft is capable of doing.

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Performance & specs


Cessna C-172P

Never exceed speed: 163 knots (188 mph, 302 km/h

Cruise speed: 129 knots (148 mph, 239 km/h)

Stall speed: 46 knots (53 mph, 85 km/h)

Range: 687 nm (791 mi, 1,272 km)

Service ceiling: 4,115 ft (13,500 m)

Rate of climb: 720 ft/min (219 m/m)

Fuel consumption: 43.0 Gallons

Engine power: 160 hp/lb (120 W/kg)

*based on original manufacturer stats.


Crew: 1

Capacity: 3

Length: 27.2 ft (8.28 m)

Wingspan: 36.1 ft (11,00 m)

Height: 8.9 ft (2.72 m)

Wing area: 174 ft² (16.2 m²)

Empty weight: 1,690 lbs (767 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 lbs (1,089kg)

Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360-L2A

Cost (inc fuel and VAT): £135.00 per tacho hour


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Contact us

North Weald Flying Group operate out of the Squadron at North Weald Airfield.

The airfield is 10 miles south of Stansted and can be seen from the M11. Follow signs from the A414 and on entrance to the field, follow the perimeter track all the way around the field until you arrive at the distinctive Squadron building.

email: paul@nwfg.co.uk
phone: 01992522090