What Is the Range of a Cessna 172?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 2:40:25 AM ET

The flight range of a Cessna 172 aircraft is between 575 and 815 nautical miles, depending on the specific model and whether or not optional fuel is included in the journey. The maximum range of a Cessna 172 plane travelling with standard fuel and 45-minute reserves is 575 nautical miles.

A basic Cessna model, such as the 172N, has a maximum flight speed of 125 knots and a maximum cruising speed of 122 knots. Its engines can create an initial climb rate of approximately 770 feet per minute with an altitude ceiling of 14,200 feet. The Cessna 172 is approximately 26 feet 11 inches in length and has a wing span of 35 feet 10 inches.