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.

Header imageG-NWFG - North Weald Flying Group

Cockpit imageG-NWFG - North Weald Flying Group

C172 P
G-NWFG was purchased in Michigan in May 2007 G-NWFG was flown from Michigan to Texas along with G-NWFC where the aircraft were serviced and prepared to be shipped back to the UK and then finally to North Weald Flying Group, where we are very happy to see them back together and airborne.

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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: 1,553.5 lbs (705 kg)

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

Powerplant: Lycoming IO-360-L2A

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


1x 1 King KX 155 Nav/Com

1x RT-385A Nav/Com

1x King KR87 NDB

1x Trimble 200T VFR GPS

1x Transponder Trig TT31 Mode S

1x Dual OBS with Glideslope

1x Collins AMR 350 Audio Panel

Weight & balance calculator

Below is a weight and balance calculator for this aircraft. To use it, type in weights (in pounds) in the left-hand column of text boxes, then click "Calculate", and you should see the cross on the weight/balance graph move.

Weight & balance calculator
Aircraft empty weight: lb in inch-pounds
Pilot and passenger: lb in inch-pounds
Rear seat passengers (N/A): lb in inch-pounds
Fuel: lb in inch-pounds
Baggage: lb in inch-pounds

Total weight: lb Total moment: inch-pounds


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