Cessna Skylane

4 passenger airplane


The Cessna 182 Skylane is an American four-seat, single-engine, light airplane, built by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas. It has the option of adding two child seats, installed in the baggage area.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 29 ft 0 in (8.84 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (11.0 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 4 in (2.8 m)
  • Wing area: 174 sq ft (16.2 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,970 lb (894 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 3,110 lb (1,411 kg)
  • Useful load: 1,140 lb (517 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,100 lb (1406 kg)
  • Never exceed speed: 175 knots (201 mph, 324 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: 150 knots (173 mph, 278 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 145 knots (167 mph, 269 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 49 knots (56 mph, 91 km/h)
  • Range: 930 nmi (1,070 mi, 1,722 km)
  • Service ceiling: 18,100 ft (5,517 m)
  • Rate of climb: 924 ft/min (4.7 m/s)

One of the outcomes of Indra’s father’s death was a gift from a very good family friend. She withdrew from school that term and stayed at home with her mother and brother. Mr. Daniels had known the the kids since they were born and he owned the local flight school. He decided that it would be useful if Indra learned how to fly a plane so when she did go back to school she could back and forth more easily. Indra now loves flying and it has definitely proven useful. When he died two years ago, he left her his private plane, a Cessna Skylane. It is currently at the local airport. Indra flys it back to see her mom about every other month or so. It’s about a 3 hours flight, plus an hour or so of pre-flight, so she can make it home easily in 5 hours.

Cessna Skylane

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