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Cessna 150 A150L 

ZK TWT 

Acquired by Aerohire Dec 2020

The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane, that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use.

The Cessna 150 is the fourth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced. The Cessna 150 was offered for sale in the 150 basic model, Commuter, Commuter II, Patroller and the aerobatic Aerobat models.

This Aircraft was manufactured in 1970 by Cessna Aircraft for basic flight training. Restored in 2003 by the Cactus Air Force to authentic 1970 colors. It is being used in the basic training role for its members.

 

The Cessna 150 prototype first flew on September 12, 1957, with production commencing in September 1958 at Cessna’s Wichita, Kansas plant. 216 aircraft were also produced by Reims Aviation under license in France. 

All Cessna 150s have very effective flaps that extend 40 degrees.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger (plus two children not exceeding 120 lb (54 kg) on optional bench seat in baggage space)
  • Length: 23 ft 11 in (7.29 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 2 in (10.11 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
  • Wing area: 160 sq ft (15 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 6.7:1
  • Airfoil: NACA 2412
  • Empty weight: 1,122 lb (509 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,600 lb (726 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 22.5 US gal (18.7 imp gal; 85 L) usable internal fuel
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-200-A air-cooled horizontally-opposed engine, 100 hp (75 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed McCauley metal fixed-pitch propeller, 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 109 kn (125 mph, 202 km/h) at sea level
  • Cruise speed: 82 kn (94 mph, 152 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m) (econ cruise)
  • Stall speed: 42 kn (48 mph, 78 km/h) (flaps down, power off)
  • Never exceed speed: 140 kn (160 mph, 260 km/h)
  • Range: 420 nmi (480 mi, 780 km) (econ cruise, standard fuel)
  • Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,300 m)
  • Rate of climb: 670 ft/min (3.4 m/s)
  • Take-off run to 50 ft (15 m): 1,385 ft (422 m)
  • Landing run from 50 ft (15 m): 1,075 ft (328 m)

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