G-NWFC Cessna 172P


The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing fixed-wing aircraft. First flown in 1955 and still in production, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft. The 172P, or Skyhawk P, was introduced in 1984. Our Cessna 172P long range tank version otherwise known as the Dreamliner, G-NWFC was originally purchased in Michigan from a university along with it’s stable mate G NWFG. In August 2012 we commissioned Mick Alan and Sons to undertake a bare metal respray and match the paint scheme of the aircraft as close as he could to the Boeing Dreamliner paint scheme. The end result Was North Weald Flying Group’s own mini Dreamliner.


Cessna C-172P
Never exceed speed: 158 knots (181 mph, 292 km/h
Cruise speed: 110 knots (126 mph, 203 km/h)
Stall speed: 46 knots (53 mph, 85 km/h)
Range: 687 nm (791 mi, 1,272 km)
Service ceiling: 4,115 ft (13,500 m)
Rate of climb: 700 ft/min (477 m/m)
Fuel consumption: 33 litres per tacho hour
Engine power: 160 hp/lb (120 W/kg)
*based on original manufacturer stats.


Crew: 1
Capacity: 3
Length: 27.2 ft (8.28 m)
Wingspan: 36.1 ft (11,00 m)
Height: 8.9 ft (2.72 m)
Wing area: 174 ft² (16.2 m²)
Empty weight: 1,601 lbs (726 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 lbs (1,089 kg)
Powerplant: Lycoming 0320-D2J
Cost (inc fuel and VAT): £135.00 per tacho hour


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