Used Aircraft Guide

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Cessna 150/152

The Cessna 150/152 series remains the primary trainer of choice, although finding a good one may be difficult.

[IMGCAP(1)] Way back in the 1960s, when the Cessna 150 was on its way to becoming the dominant two-seat trainer of all time, many pilots and most instructors had been trained on “conventional” gear, which was to say taildraggers.

But no more. The majority of today’s pilots were trained in nosegear aircraft and who doesn’t have logbook entries showing some Cessna 150 or 152 time? The reasons for that are many. The 150/152 filled a niche perfectly, being relatively cheap to operate, easy to fly with few bad habits and originated by a company that defined light aircraft manufacturing after World War II.

History
Following World War II, Cessna enjoyed good sales success with fir...

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