Still one of the most popular training aircraft in the world, the Cessna 152 aircraft is an upgrade to the Cessna 150, of which over 23 000 have been produced.
The Cessna 152 was fitted with a Lycoming 110hp engine as opposed to the 100hp Continental fitted to the C150. The gross weight was increased by 70lbs.
The light and effective control response and the forgiving nature of the aircraft in all phases of flight, including full spins, make it the perfect basic trainer and the ideal aircraft from which to progress to larger and more sophisticated types. The Algoa Flight Centre uses 3 Cessna 152′s in its flight training program.
|Engine||Lycoming 0-235-L2C 110hp|
|Fuel Capacity||26 us gallons total|
|Cruise Speed 75% power||107kts|
|Range @ 75% power||320nm’s|
|Endurance @ 75% power||3.8 hrs including reserve|
|Rate of Climb||715ft/min @ Sea Level|
|Take Off Performance at SL||Ground Roll 725ft|
|Landing Performance @ SL||Ground Roll 475ft|