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Why Buy Cessna 172 For Sale?

Author: Noah Houde

Be it the real estate market, stocks or used airplanes, it’s no doubt a buyers’ market these days. Fuel prices are getting steeper and many aircraft owners are actually selling their two engine planes and replacing them with single engine ones. Now you may ask, as the title suggests, why should you invest in a used Cessna 172 for sale?

  • Cessna 172 Skyhawk is perhaps the most popular model of airplane that the company has manufactured till date. Most pilots have their first flying experience on these aircrafts as they are commonly used in pilot training academies. Used planes for sale, such as Cessna 172, is definitely in high demand among new airplane owners who are on the lookout for good deals.

  • In 1955, the first prototype of Cessna 172 Skyhawk was flown successfully. Manufacturing of the plane began in 1956. In case of used airplanes, the cruising speed may vary depending upon the year in which it was manufactured and also the engine. 105 to 125 knots is the normal cruising speed of a Cessna 172 in fixed gear, which is quite impressive.

  • Cessna 172 was expected to be popular with the public and it did become a success overnight and reached tremendous popularity. In the first year of its manufacture, in 1956, about 1,400 Cessna 172 aircrafts were sold. The production estimate of the plane, according to official declarations, is between 35,000 to 43,000. So, in case you want to re-sale your used aircraft you won’t face any difficulty.

  • Flight simulators for Cessna 172 also make it a popular choice among flyers as most people would have tried their hand on a flight simulator like FlightProSim before actually taking off ground. Even though such flight simulator software simulates the flying of helicopters, gliders, zeppelins, hand gliders and even UFOs, the most popular model among aircrafts for simulation is the Cessna 172. The two variations of Cessna 172 flying simulators include the standard C172 and the 172R Skyhawk. These realistic flight simulators help to reduce you pilot training expenses and make it easier for you to handle your own Cessna 172.

  • The popularity of Cessna 172 around the world as a flight training plane is due to the reason that it has turned out to be the most dependable airplane in the long run. Its user-friendliness is above par making it the number one choice for flight training schools. Cessna 172 has astounding civil utility and is particularly accommodating.

  • Even though many Cessna 172 owners worry that they won’t be able to sell their aircraft as it doesn’t have glass instrumentation, it is a wrong notion because most pilots learnt to fly on analogue instruments. The majority of first-time owners also prefer these since they cost less while buying a used aircraft for sale.

So, if you are planning to buy a used Cessna 172 which is in pretty good condition then don’t hesitate anymore. It’s definitely a good choice.

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(9) Comments
  • Ben Reilly says:

    Good cheap Cessna flight simulator?
    Hey there pilots!

    I’ve sold my motorcycle and I’m getting a private pilot’s license next semester (may have to wait till summer though). I’ve budgeted myself for 55 hours but when the time comes I’ll have enough money to go higher if I need it. The place I will be going to get instructed says they require a minimum of 40 hours but to be prepared for 55-85.

    I want to be ready as much as I can when I get there so I was wondering if any of you could recommend a flight simulation game. I will be flying a Cessna (1978 Cessna 152) with a Cirrus cockpit so I guess it would have to be a 2003 game.

    Before you all say anything, I realize very well that a flight simulator is in no way an adequate substitute for the real thing. I know that in real life everything is different down to my crappy little logitech joystick. I don’t in any way expect that after being good at a flight simulator that I know anything about flying an aircraft. I just want to prepare myself the best I can. Thanks!

  • Ryan says:

    What is the best Cessna flight simulator for a real pilot?
    I’ve got a close relative that was a pilot for many years but is no longer fit to fly. He pretty much only flew small planes. What would be the best flight simulator to get it as close as possible to the real thing? I’m willing to spend a few hundred bucks if necessary.


    • Techwing says:

      The best simulators cost a lot more than a few hundred dollars.

      For your budget, however, you could buy a desktop simulator for PC plus a few add-ons. Microsoft Flight Simulator is the obvious choice simply because there aren’t many choices. X-Plane is another option but it has a far smaller market of add-ons, and that may be significant. The simulator program plus a control yoke or stick and a throttle quadrant, along with rudder pedals, can make for an enjoyable simulator, even though it’s not going to be the same as the real thing by any means. Add-on scenery for airports or the area in which he likes to fly can enhance the experience; and an add-on aircraft, such as one of Carenado’s excellent Cessna models, is important for maximum realism and accuracy (the default aircraft involve many compromises).

      That’s about the best you can do for a few hundred dollars. If you have many thousands to spend, you can get better simulators that will required a dedicated room in the home. Indeed, the more money you have to spend, the better you can get, all the way up to something that would be very hard to distinguish from the real thing.

      If your relative enjoyed the procedural and intellectual experience of flying, a simulator can be a lot of fun. If he enjoyed strong sensations and the wind in his hair, a simulator may only remind him of what he has lost. I note that many PPLs who fly VFR only seem to place a strong emphasis on physical sensations (of which there are many in small planes), which unfortunately is a significant drawback of desktop sims. But a simulator may still be better than nothing.

      Lest you be misled, both MSFS and X-Plane can be used in FAA-certified simulators (X-Plane makes it easier—and more expensive). However, these simulators require specially certified hardware configurations that cannot be modified, and to make the hours loggable, an instructor must be present. This would be a complete waste of time for someone who is no longer fit to fly.

  • Logan Brown says:

    How to works DME and ADF on cessna 172 on flight simulator X?
    I’m 15 years old and so so so intrested in flying! I have flight simulator X and I have been flying on it for atleast 3 years now and still don’t know how to set the distance measuring equipment and the automatic directional finder how do I set them? Do I just put in the radio code of my location and then the radio code of where I want to go? Or what please please please I really want to do it help thank you!!!

  • Joseph S says:

    FAA / Cessna flight simulator needed?
    I have been playing flight sim x and x-plane. What I really want is a generic FAA approved software that will take me through the lessons in detail. Preferably FAA approved. Anyone know of such a simulator?

    • AV82Vmmo says:

      Well the only place you’re gonna find a simulator is in airline training facilities. What you’re talking about is a FTD (flight training device). You could custom order one but they don’t come cheap. One of the leading manufacturers is Frasca. You’re not going to find an FAA approved FTD that comes with lessons. You need a flight instructor for that. By the way, xplane is widely used in FTDs.

  • moose13 says:

    Are you able to learn flying a cessna with microsoft flight simulators?
    I am very interested in flying a cessna airplane for quite some time. I have microsoft flight simulators x and wondered if that is close to flying. I also have x plane 9 not sure which is better for flying in a flight simulator. I want to do well in all circumstances. Heaven forbid something goes out in a real plane than i am S.O.L.

    • Techwing says:

      Desktop simulators can certainly give you a substantial head start if you are considering real-world flight training, but they aren’t sufficient in themselves to teach you everything you need to know.

      The simulations are as accurate as is practical for something that runs on a desktop computer not dedicated to the task. You can improve the realism by adding a joystick or yoke, rudder pedals, etc. to your computer. You can also improve the realism by getting add-ons such as hyperrealistic aircraft models, etc., which go well become the basic simulator. Nevertheless, to fly a real airplane, you still need some instruction with a certified instructor and some hours spent practicing in a real aircraft.

      Both Microsoft Flight Simulator and X-Plane are good simulators. Flight Simulator has a bigger selection of add-ons, and it’s better for simulating real airplanes in normal flight. X-Plane is good for simulating experimental or fictional airplanes, or for flying in unusual ways (like aerobatics), and unlike Flight Simulator, X-Plane can run on other types of computers besides PCs.

      Many real-world pilots use Flight Simulator for instrument practice, or for “dry runs” of real-world flights that they plan to take, in order to become familiar with specific routes.

      Neither X-Plane nor Flight Simulator is certified by the FAA as a training device in itself, although both can be used to build simulator configurations that can be submitted for certification (especially X-Plane, which offers a special—and very expensive—version of the software for use in certified simulators). Since they are not certified, you can’t log the hours you spend using them towards your real-world pilot’s certificate, but they are still very useful for learning and training.

      These sims are best used with a program of self-study from books. The books will teach you about flying, and you can practice what you learn on the simulators. If you do this carefully, it will be very useful to you if and when you choose to take flying lessons for an actual pilot’s license.

  • Melvin Chapman says:

    The Cessna 172 used for flight training in MS Flight Sim 2004 wanders all over the place and is almost impossible keep an elevator tab change from wandering. Is it possible to purchase an improved version of 172 and adapt it to MS FS 2004? I tried, but the “change aircraft” is blanked out in MS FS 2004 flight school, making an alternate aircraft selection impossible, for me that is.

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