The Cessna F152 is an American two-seat build under licence in France by Reims Aviation, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use.
First delivered in 1977 as the 1978 model year, the 152 was a modernisation of the proven Cessna 150 design. The 152 was intended to compete with the new Beechcraft Skipper and Piper Tomahawk, both of which were introduced the same year. Additional design goals were to improve useful load through a gross weight increase to 1670 lbs (757 kg), decrease internal and external noise levels and run better on the then newly introduced 100LL fuel.
As with the 150, the great majority of 152s were built at the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas. A number of aircraft were also built by Reims Aviation of France and given the designation F152/FA152.
Production of the 152 was ended in 1985 when Cessna ended production of all of their light aircraft; by that time, a total of 7,584 examples of the 152, including A152 and FA152 Aerobat aerobatic variants, had been built worldwide.
|Manufacturer||Cessna Aircraft Company|
|Useful Load||589 lbs / 267 kgs|
|Maximum Take Off Weight||1670 lbs / 757 kgs|
|Rating||110 hp / 2550 RPM|
|Fuel Capacity||26 US Gallons|
|Top Speed||110 Knots|
|Cruise Speed||106 Knots|
|Stall Speed (Clean)||48 Knots|
|Rate of Climb||715 fpm|
The data provided above is for informative purposes only, and should not be used for flight planning. For flight planning information, please consult the appropriate aircraft flight manual or pilots operating handbook.