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Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Quite possibly the world’s most popular aircraft of any kind, the Skyhawk’s new incarnations are hot, too.

[IMGCAP(1)] The Cessna 172 probably ties with the Piper Cub as everyman’s vision of the little airplane. Probably more people recognize the Cub name; but more recognize the shape of the Skyhawk.

A grand total of 35,773 were built during its original 31-year production run, and there are better than 20,000 of those flying in the United States plus thousands more flying around the world. (And don’t forget: it was a C-172 that was the first private airplane to visit Red Square in Moscow.)

Plus, the evergreen 172 is back in production again, complete with a new fuel-injected engine, various tweaks and a price tag exeeding $150,000.

Even for the less adventurous, the 172 continues to app...

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