Used Aircraft Guide

October 2010 Issue

Used Aircraft Guide: Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Cessnaís practical entry-level four-placer has earned buyer trust and there are literally thousands to pick from across the price spectrum.

If thereís an airplane that still makes even the slightest economic sense to own and fly, itís probably the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. While itís a dated airframe that wonít turn heads on any ramp, the Skyhawk delivers enough for the money to earn its keep. On the used market, there are oodles of models from many vintages to pick from. Even if you bottom feed and end up with a project airplane that begs for mechanical and cosmetic attention, chances are it will take only a modest sum to bring it to airworthy status.

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