Cessna 152

The Cessna 152 is an all-metal high-wing two seat aircraft widely used as a trainer. It was introduced in 1978 as a successor of the popular 150. The 152 strongly resembles its predecessor but has some significant changes. The Continental 80 octane engine was replaced by a 100 octane Lycoming O-235-L2C and the propeller was replaced by a McCauley-design. This gives the 152 a bit more power than the 150.

Parameter English Metric
Overall Height (max) 8' 6"
Overall Length 24' 1"
Span (overall) 33' 4"
Area 159.5 sq ft
Wing Loading 10.5 lb/ 51 kg/msq
Baggage Allowance 120 lbs 54kg
Total Fuel Capacity (standard tanks) 26.0 US gal 98 litres
Fuel Capacity (standard tanks, useable) 24.5 US gal 92.3 l
Total Fuel Capacity (long range tanks) 39.0 US gal 147 l
Fuel Capacity (long range tanks, useable) 37.5 US gal 141.3 l
Oil Capacity 7 qts
Maximum Weight 1670 lbs 757 kg
Standard Empty Weight 1081 lbs 490 kg
Max. Useful Load 589 lbs 267 kg
Cruise: 75% power at 8,000ft
Time (standard tanks) 3.4 hrs
Range (standard tanks) 350nm 648 km
Cruise: 75% power at 8,000ft
Time (long range tanks) 5.5 hrs
Range (long range tanks) 415nm 769 km
Service Ceiling 14,700ft 4480 m
Avco Lycoming O-235-L2C 110BHP at 2,550
Power Loading 15.2 lbs/hp 6.88 kg/hp
Propellor: Fixed Pitch, diameter 69" (max)
Take Off Performance
Ground Roll 725ft 221m
Total distance over 50' obstacle 1340ft 408m
Landing Performance
Ground Roll 475ft 145m
Total distance over 50' obstacle 1200ft 366m
Maximum at sea level 110 kts 204 km/hr
Cruise, 75% power at 8,000ft 107 kts 198 km/hr
Climb Rate
Rate of Climb at Sea Level 715 fpm 218 m/min
Best Rate of Climb Speed 67 kts 124 kph
Stall Speed
Flaps up, power off 48 kts 89 kph
Flaps down, power off 43 kts 80 kph
Max. Demonstrated Crosswind 12 kts 22 kph

These figures have been collated from various sources and are not guaranteed accurate. This information - or any information found on the web - should not be used for flight planning and should never be used as a substitute for the information in the Pilot's Operating Handbook for the particular aircraft. Performance for a specific aircraft may vary from published figures depending on the equipment installed, engine condition, aircraft and equipment, atmospheric conditions and piloting technique.