Cessna 162 Skycatcher. Specifications. History. A photo
Cessna 162 Skycatcher. Specifications. History. A photo

Cessna 162 Skycatcher. Specifications. History. A photo


Cessna 162 Skycatcher - Double single-engine light sport aircraft American production intended for private use or pilot training.


Cessna 162 Skycatcher cabin


Development of the aircraft Cessna 162 Skycatcher began in mid-2000-ies and October 13 2006 years of Cessna's aircraft manufacturers presented the first prototype of the aircraft. The first flight of small-engine aircraft Cessna 162 Skycatcher in March 2008, and after about a year more, the aircraft arrived in mass production. In the period of 2009 2015 year, aircraft manufacturer was released 418 aircraft of this type, and now, the production of aircraft Cessna 162 Skycatcher continues.

The main purpose of creating small-engine aircraft Cessna 162 Skycatcher issue was the need to start sports planes provide not only high quality aircraft performance, and versatility of use, including the private purpose. Design for the new aircraft was designed specifically based on the current needs of society, as well as on the basis of early test models of aircraft of this type.


Cessna 162 Skycatcher photo


Thanks to well developed forms of aircraft, aircraft Cessna 162 Skycatcher is quite maneuverable, in view of which is easily operated, even at high speeds. On board the aircraft can accommodate two people - the pilot and the passenger, with the mass of the payload, which can raise the plane, is only 222 kilos, making it impossible to operate the aircraft for the simultaneous transport of passengers and cargo.

The maximum flight speed of light-aircraft Cessna 162 Skycatcher is 218 kilometers per hour, at the same time the aircraft at its full capacity, could cover the distance in kilometers 870, which is more than enough if you use a private aircraft.


Photo Cessna 162 Skycatcher


In the production of Cessna 162 Skycatcher, aircraft manufacturers have considered also another very important factor - the cost of the aircraft, which originally amounted to slightly less than 109.5 thousand dollars, and currently reached a level of 115,7 thousand dollars. However, due to the low power of the engine, and Cessna 162 Skycatcher figure is 100 hp, as well as due to lack of opportunity to take on board a large number of passengers or cargo, the aircraft did not become popular with direct customers.

To a greater extent, aircraft Cessna 162 Skycatcher used to train future pilots, but also aircraft of this model are used to perform aerobatic flights and tricks, as the Cessna 162 Skycatcher quite agile, and able to quickly gain both speed and altitude.


Specifications Cessna 162 Skycatcher.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,95 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,14 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,53 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 376 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 598 kg .;
  • Payload: 222 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 208 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 218 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 870 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4730 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental O-200D;
  • Power: 100 hp


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