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Our club's main activity is General Aviation. Our fleet now consists of 2 training Reims Cessnas F172M with registration SX-ASG and SX-ASV.





Our 4-seat Cessna 172 SXASG

Cessnas in the world
Cessnas aeroplanes are the most popular in the world (more than 35000 Cessnas on the planet) and the most reliable! The principles that manufactures use for the construction of these planes come from 60', while in the last few years Cessna has started reproduce improved models. Uncountable number of pilots have initially been trained on Cessnas, while a great number of Air Forces have used these planes for the primary training of their pilots.


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The panel of our Cessna F172M

Technical data of Reims Cessna F172M
Reims Cessna F172M is the french construction of the american design of C172.


Technical data Reims Cessna F172M
Year 1973
Gross Weight 2300 lbs
Length 8.22m
Wing length 10.97m
Top speed (Sea level) 144 mph
Range 708 NM
Max Endurance 5.9 hrs
Max rate of climb (Sea level) 645 fpm
Service ceiling 13100 ft
Take-off distance 263 m
Take-off distance (obstacle 50 ft) 465 m
Landing distance 158 m
Landing distance (obstacle 50 ft) 381 m
Empty Weight 618 Kgr
Wing Loading 64 Kgr/sq.m.
Power loading 9.32 Kgr/KW
G limitations from +4.4 to -1.76g
Max speed 182 mph
Maneuvering speed 112 mph
Min stall speed 49 mph
Fuel capacity 48 gal
Propeller - Diameter Fixed pitch - 75 inches
Engine - Power O-320-E2D, 150HP at 2700 RPM

You can view the operational data of F172M by pressing here.


In general, light aeroplanes (max take-off weight<5700Kgr) have low take-off & landing speeds, very good and strength structure by aluminium, and high cruise speeds. The operational limitations of these planes permit pilots to conduct maneuvers that no other aircrafts can do.


Engines
The engine of our C172Μ is the Lycoming Ο-320-E2D, 4-cylinder, 320 c.inches, power 150HP at 2.700RPM. These engines are very simple in comparison with those of the cars without having electronic chips, have 2 spark plugs per cylinder and 2 autonomous ignition system for them (magnetos). Engine and airframe maintenance are inspected every 50, 100 and 200 operation hours and apart from that once a year (annual inspection).


What if the engine stops working?
This question is made by everyone...The engine rarely stops because of engine failure. Most times engine stops because pilot was unaware (run out of fuel, icing, etc.). But even when the engine stops, these planes have a glide rate of 1:9 to 1:10. That is with the engine totally stopped the aeroplane descends 1m and goes forward 9-10m. In addition, in case of emergency landing the landing distance can decreased to 100m. (there are cases where the aeroplane stopped at 40m!). In case of a ditching the plane can float 15 to 7 min.


How these planes fly? Can i learn to fly? Who has the permission to fly light planes?
Light planes and especially C172 are very easy to fly. There is no need of a certain skill, just a few simple and soft movements (combination hands and feet) by loooking far away from the windshield, attention, good conception and judgement. The instruments that are in the panel are only for help the pilot make an accurate flight.

Aeroclub Mesogeion's Pilot Training Organization is a EASA Approved Training Organization, while our students obtain the European Private Pilot Licence the well-known EASA PART FCL PPL(A). About PPL training you may access more information in Training section of our web site.