Cessna Skyhawk

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Cessna SkyhawkCessna Skyhawk SP Overview
In the aircraft popularity contest, there is one undisputed winner – the Cessna Skyhawk.

With more than 40,000 Skyhawks delivered, it is the best-selling, most-flown airplane ever. Maybe that’s because of its proven reliability. Or its forgiving flight characteristics. Or its reputation as the safest general aviation aircraft ever built. Or the fact that with advancements like the Garmin G1000® glass cockpit, the Skyhawk continues to build on its legacy as one of the most advanced single-engine aircraft in the sky. If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at sales@lanierflightcenter.com or give us a call at (678) 989-2395.

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The foremost reason for owning a Skyhawk is very likely the same one that made you want to fly in the first place: your undeniable longing to experience the exhilarating freedom of the open sky. Not only is the Skyhawk the most direct route to  fulfilling that dream, it’s also one of the world’s truly great airplanes.

The SP begins with twenty more horses than the standard Skyhawk and harnesses them to a high-performance McCauley propeller with polished chrome spinner. Put it all together and you can ride off into the sunset in even more incredibly moving ways. By serving up more of everything you already love about the Skyhawk experience, this pilot-pleaser climbs faster, cruises at a greater speed and brings new meaning to the term “joyride.” And you’ll enjoy this enhanced performance while riding high in luxurious leather seating. All behind the Garmin G1000® glass cockpit – the most technologically advanced flight deck ever offered on this class of aircraft.

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Cessna Skyhawk SP Dimensions
Overall Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ft 11 in (2.72m)
Overall Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ft 2 in (8.28m)
Wing
Span (overall) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 ft 1 in (11.00m)
Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 sq ft (16.2sq m)
Cabin
Height (max) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 in (1.22m)
Width (trim to trim) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.5 in (1.00m)
Length (firewall to aft baggage bulkhead) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 in (3.61m)
Cabin Door
Height (front) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.5 in (1.03m)
Height (rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 in (.99m)
Width (top) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.5 in (.83m)
Width (bottom) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 in (.94m)
Baggage Door
Height (front) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 in (.56m)
Height (rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 in (.53m)
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15.3 in (.39m)

Cessna Skyhawk SP Design Weights & Capabilities
Ramp Weight
Normal Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,558 lbs (1,160 kg)
Utility Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,208 lbs (1,002 kg)
Takeoff Weight
Normal Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,550 lbs (1,157 kg)
Utility Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,200 lbs (998 kg)
Landing Weight
Normal Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,550 lbs (1,157 kg)
Standard Empty Weight1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,721 lbs (780.91 kg)
Maximum Useful Load
Normal Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837 lbs (379 kg)
Utility Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486 lbs (220 kg)
Baggage Allowance
Normal Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 lbs (54kg)
Fuel Capacity
Total Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 gal (212 L)
Total Useable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 gal (200.6 L)
Total Capacity each Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 gal (106 L)
Total Useable Capacity each Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.5 gal (100.3 L)
Oil Capacity
Sump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 qts (7.6L)
Total Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 qts (8.5 L)

Cessna Skyhawk SP Performance
Service Ceiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14,000 ft
Takeoff Distance S.L. (Ground Roll) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .960 ft
Takeoff Distance S.L. (To Clear 50ft. Obstacle) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1630 ft
Max Climb Rate S.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730 fpm
Max Speed S.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 kts / 145 mph
Max Range and Endurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .638 nm / 6.72 hrs
Cruise Speed (75% pwr at 8,500 ft) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 kts / 143 mph
Cruise Range and Endurance (75% pwr at 8,500 ft) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518 nm / 4.26 hrs
Landing Distance (Ground Roll) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575 ft
Landing Distance (To Clear 50 ft Obstacle) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1335 ft

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Cessna Skyhawk Exterior

  • Epoxy Corrosion Proofing, All Structure
  • LH Door, Pilot w/Hinged Window, Lock and Key
  • RH Door, Copilot w/Hinged Window
  • LH Baggage Door, w/Lock and Key
  • Rear Window
  • All Windows Tinted
  • Gear Jack Pads
  • Fixed Landing Gear
  • White Polyurethane Exterior Paint
  • Refueling Steps and Handles, Wing Struts and Fuselage
  • Fixed Cabin Entrance Steps
  • Tie Down Rings, LH/RH Wing & Tail and Nose
  • Tube Type Tires
  • Nose – 5.00 X 5
  • Mains – 6.00 X 6

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Cessna Skyhawk SP Interior

  • General interior color scheme is light Taupe / dark Taupe
  • Kydex door sidepanel w/ decorative fabric inserts
  • Fabric Seating Surfaces w/ Vinyl trim
  • Vinyl grip flooring in crew area
  • Carpeting in passenger area
  • Amsafe Inflatable Seat Belts & Shoulder Harness STC, Inertia reel, Pilot/ Copilot Seats
  • Seat Belts & Shoulder Harness, Inertia Reel, Passenger Seats, Rear Seat Bench w/One Piece Reclining Back
  • Passengers, Side Wall
  • Pilot and Copilot Seats
  • Adjustable Fore and Aft
  • Reclining Backs
  • Vertical Adjustment
  • Armrests – Pilot & Copilot – Doors
  • Approach Plate Holder, Pilot Control Wheel
  • Pilot’s Check List
  • Pilot’s Operating Handbook
  • Fire Extinguisher, Hand Held
  • Glareshield
  • Clothes Hanger Bar
  • Metal Instrument Panel, w/Removable Subpanels
  • Map/Glove Compartment
  • Baggage Net
  • Radio Call Plate
  • Map & Storage Pockets
  • Sun Visors, Pilot/Copilot
  • Cup Holders – Passengers
  • Jepp Manual Storage Console w/Cup Holders
  • Tow Bar

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Cessna Skyhawk SP Powerplant & Accessories

  • Lycoming IO-360-L2A Engine
  • 180 HP @ 2700 RPM
  • Certified for 100LL & 100 Fuel
  • Fuel Injection System
  • Tubular Steel Engine Mount
  • Dynafocal Rear Mount
  • Engine Driven Vacuum Pump
  • Automatic Alternate Engine Air
  • Oil Cooler
  • Shock Mounted Cowling
  • Induction Air Filter
  • Full Flow Oil Filter
  • Throttle Control
  • Vernier Mixture Control
  • Dual Ignition System, Shielded Magneto
  • Engine Exhaust Muffler
  • McCauley Fixed Pitch 2 – Blade Metal Propeller
  • Propeller Spinner, Polished
  • Electric Starter

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Cessna Skyhawk Avionics Package

The following list of equipment is included on the standard aircraft with the GAAvionics Package and does not reflect optional equipment.

  • GMA-1347 Digital Audio Panel w/Marker Beacon/Intercom
  • GTX-33 Transponder-Mode S w-TIS
  • GIA-63W NAV/COM/GPS/WAAS w/GS #1
  • GIA-63W NAV/COM/GPS/WAAS w/GS #2
  • GDU-1040 Primary Flight Display (PFD)
  • GDU-1040 Multi-Function Display (MFD)
  • GEA-71 Engine/Airframe Computer
  • GRS-77 AHRS
  • GDC-74A Air Data Computer w/OAT Probe
  • GMU-44 Magnetometer
  • Garmin SafeTaxi & FliteCharts
  • Electronic Checklists
  • ME406 Two Frequency Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter Remote Mounted Switch
  • Backup Attitude Gyro, Altimeter and Airspeed Indicator
  • Control Wheel Push-To-Talk Switch-Pilot/Copilot
  • Mic & Phone Jacks-Pilot/Copilot/Passengers
  • Auxiliary Stereo Input Jack
  • Pitot System – Heated
  • Static System
  • Hand Held Microphone
  • Alternate Static Source Compass

Setup Demo FlightCessna Skyhawk SP Conclusion:
With more than 43,000 delivered, the Cessna Skyhawk is the best-selling, most-flown airplane ever. Maybe that’s because of its proven reliability. Or its forgiving flight characteristics. Or its reputation as the safest general aviation aircraft ever built. Because not only is the Cessna Skyhawk SP the most direct route to fulfilling your dreams of flight, it’s also an ideal instrument trainer and one of the world’s truly great airplanes.

If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at sales@lanierflightcenter.com or give us a call at (678) 989-2395.

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