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Cessna 152 I-CNTR


CESSNA 152 - First delivered in 1977 as the 1978 model year, the 152 was a modernization of the proven Cessna 150 design. The 152 was intended to compete with the new Beechcraft Skipper and Piper Tomahawk, both of which were introduced the same year. Additional design goals were to improve useful load through a gross weight increase to 1670 lbs (757 kg), decrease internal and external noise levels and run better on the then newly introduced 100LL fuel. As with the 150, the great majority of 152s were built at the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas. A number of aircraft were also built by Reims Aviation of France and given the designation F152/FA152. Production of the 152 was ended in 1985 when Cessna ended production of all of their light aircraft; by that time, a total of 7,584 examples of the 152, including A152 and FA152 Aerobat aerobatic variants, had been built worldwide.

I-CNTR is a C-152 built in U.S. in 1981. Until 2009, it belonged to a private owner, and flew with a “N” registration, mainly in Oklahoma, either in VFR and IFR. It has never been used for training until Cantor Air bought it.  As a matter of fact the company, after the change of property, moved the airplane in Italy, where it has had a major structural and avionic check and renewal. Now, I-CNTR is used for PPL training and flight hours building

Specifications (Reference: Cessna 152 Pilot's Operating Handbook)

General characteristics:
    •    Crew: 1 pilot
    •    Capacity: 1 passenger
    •    Length: 24 ft 1 in (7.3 m)
    •    Wingspan: 33 ft 4 in (10.2 m)
    •    Height: 8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)
    •    Wing area: 160 ft² (14.9 m²)
    •    Empty weight: 1,081 lb (490 kg)
    •    Max takeoff weight: 1,670 lb (757 kg)
    •    Powerplant: 1× Lycoming O-235-L2C flat-4 engine, 110 hp (82 kW) driving a 69 in (175 cm), two-blade, fixed-pitch propeller (McCauley) or a 72 in two-blade, fixed-pitch propeller (Sensenich)

    •    Maximum speed: 126 mph (110 knots, 204 km/h)
    •    Cruise speed: 123 mph (107 knots, 198 km/h)
    •    Stall speed: 49 mph (43 knots, 79 km/h) unpowered, flaps down
    •    Range: 477 mi (414 nm, 768 km)
    •    Extended range 795 mi (690 nm, 1,280 km) with long-range tanks
    •    Service ceiling: 14,700 ft (4,480 m)
    •    Takeoff roll: 725 ft (221 m)
    •    Rate of climb: 715 ft/min (3.6 m/s)
    •    Max wing loading: 10.44 lb/ft² (51 kg/m²)
    •    Minimum power/mass: .066 hp/lb (108 W/kg)

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