Cessna 172 Training

The standard training aircraft for private or commercial single-engine flight training is the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Paragon Flight chooses to utilize this standard aircraft when providing our pilot hopefuls with custom programs in Fort Myers, FL.

Cessna 172 TrainingThe Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a fixed member of our training fleet. We rely on the quality, safety, and predictability of this aircraft model to provide our students with practical experience. These planes have four seats, fixed wings, and Glass Cockpit Technology.

Features of the Cabin Interior:

  • 45” height
  • 40” width
  • 11’10” length
  • 4 seats

Technically Advanced Aircraft

The Cessna C172S Skyhawks here at Paragon Flight come outfitted with advanced avionics and Glass Cockpit Technology that qualify them as TAA aircraft. The experiences in this single-engine aircraft will prepare you for future transitions to other planes.

Cessna 172 Specifications:

  • Dimensions
    • 27’2” length
    • 8’11” height
    • 36’1” wingspan
    • 174 square feet
  • Weights
    • 2,558 lb. maximum ramp weight
    • 2,550 lb. maximum T/O/Landing weight
    • 318 lb. usable fuel weight
    • 53 gallons usable fuel volume
    • 1,680 lb. basic empty weight
    • 878 lb. useful load
    • 560 lb. full fuel payload
  • Performance
    • 124 kts maximum cruise speed
    • 640 nm maximum range
    • 1,630 feet takeoff distance
    • 960 feet ground roll
    • 1,335 feet landing distance
    • 575 feet ground roll
    • 14,000 feet service ceiling
    • 730 fpm maximum climb rate
    • 163 kias maximum limit speed
    • 48 kcas stall speed
  • Baggage capacity:
    • 120 lb. weight
    • 30 cubic feet volume

Throughout history, the Cessna Skyhawk has been the staple of flight training. Whether you’re completing a flight program or accruing hours to fulfill licensure requirements, Paragon Flight provides the Cessna Skyhawk, beautiful weather year-round, and numerous fields for practice.

Highly rated for safety and performance, the Cessna 172 is a popular option for flight training, preferred by instructors and students. They’re also more budget-friendly for flight schools, so they tend to be the standard.

To begin training in a Cessna C172S at Paragon Flight, reach out to qualify and create your own custom pilot training program.

Choose Paragon Flight for Training in a Cessna

Paragon Flight has dual FAA authorizations, under both FAR Parts 61 and 141, and we’ve won repeated honors from the AOPA, or Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, for the quality of our training and instructors. Whether you are local to Southwest Florida or have to travel across an ocean to attend Paragon Flight, the trip is well worth it for the results that our programs create.

The weather in Fort Myers welcomes takeoffs 350+ days of the year for more convenient flight training planning, and with such pilot-friendly conditions, we find ample candidates for flight instructors. We certainly take advantage of this supply of quality Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs), hiring only the best to train our student-pilots.

Yet another benefit of choosing Paragon Flight is the Jeppesen curriculum that we’re authorized to use. Produced by the Boeing subsidiary, Jeppesen, this program is comprehensive and comes with the software and hard copy materials required for a complete training program.

In addition to single engine training for private and commercial pilot certification, we also offer multi-engine training, instrument rating, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI/II/MEI), and more.

Begin your pursuit of becoming a Pilot in Command with Paragon Flight training in a Cessna 172 by calling (239) 274-3170 or clicking here.