N63AM :: Cessna 172N


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The Airplane

N63AM is a 1980 Cessna 172N.  Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful mass produced light aircraft in history. The first production models were delivered in 1956 and they are still in production today; As of 2008, more than 43,000 had been built.  The Skyhawk N, or Skyhawk/100 as Cessna termed it, was introduced for the 1977 model year. The "100" designation indicated that it was powered by a Lycoming O-320-H2AD, 160 horsepower (119 kW) engine designed to run on 100 octane fuel, whereas all previous engines used 80/87 fuel.  The 1979 model "N" increased the flap extension speed for the first 10 degrees to 115 knots (213 km/h).

Performance - Specifications*

    Maximum at Sea Level
    Cruise, 75% Power at 8000 Feet
    Vne (Never Exceed Speed)
    Vno (Maximum Structural Cruising)

125 Knots
122 Knots
158 KIAS
127 KIAS
    75% Power at 8000 Feet
        40 Gallons Usable Fuel
Range: 455 NM / Time: 3.8 HRS
    Max. Range at 10,000 Feet
        40 Gallons Usable Fuel

Range: 575 NM / Time: 6.1 HRS
Rate of Climb at Sea Level: 770 FPM
Service Ceiling: 14,200 Feet
Takeoff Performance: 
    Ground Roll
    Total Dist. over 50-FT Obstacle

775 Feet
1390 Feet
Landing Performance: 
    Ground Roll
    Total Dist. over 50-FT Obstacle

520 Feet
1250 Feet
Stall Speed (KCAS):
    Flaps Up, Power Off
    Flaps Down, Power Off

50 Knots
44 Knots
Maximum Weight:
    Takeoff or Landing

2307 Pounds
2300 Pounds
Standard Empty Weight:
    Skyhawk II

1430 Pounds
1558 Pounds
Maximum Useful Load:
    Skyhawk II

877 Pounds
742 Pounds
Baggage Allowance: 120 Pounds
Wing Loading: 13.2 Pounds/Sq.Ft.
Power Loading: 14.4 Pounds/HP
Fuel Capacity (Total):
    Standard Tanks

43 Gallons (40 Gallons Usable)
Oil Capacity: 7 Quarts
Engine: Avco Lycoming O-320-H2AD / 160 HP at 2700 RPM
Propeller: 75 Inch (diameter) / Fixed Pitch

*The data above is informational only and is not intended to be use for flight planning.  Please consult the official Pilot Operating Handbook for flight planning data.