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Our pilot reports detail the inside and out of popular general aviation aircraft.
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Origin Of The Skyhawk
The straight-tailed C-172 marks the birth of the world’s most popular general-aviation airplaneCan it really be almost 50 years since Cessna introduced the first C-172? In a word, yes. Next year, the Wichita, Kan., company will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the C-172’s introduction, and the rest, as no one should ever say again, is history.
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