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Cessna 182 Skylane

  • Cessna 182 Skylane


  • In response to market demand, Cessna developed the 182, a tricycle gear variant of the Cessna 180. The basic 182 model became available in 1956. In 1957, the Skylane model appeared, differences being in the level of equipment on board. The aircraft has seen many design changes over the years, resulting in 23 distinctive models, counting the RG and Turbo versions. Older models were powered by the Continental O-470 series and were rated at 230 hp. Cessna ceased production on single engine piston aircraft in 1986 due to increasing product liability suits. With the passage of the General Aviation Revitalization Act in 1994, Cessna announced it would resume production; but it wasn’t until 1997 that we saw our first new 182, an S model. The S and the T model (which is currently in production), are the first to sport Lycoming’s O-540 engine. They are also rated at 230 hp. For the technology lovers, the 2004 T model had the option to be equipped with Garmin’s G1000 glass avionics suite. On any models produced in 2007 or after, the G1000 is part of the standard equipment.

    Cessna 182 Fact Sheet

    Cessna 182T

    Cessna 182: Then and Now


  • Powerplant

    Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5, 230 hp

  • Propellers

    Constant speed

  • Length

    29 ft

  • Height

    49 in

  • Wingspan

    36 ft

  • Wing Area

    174 sq ft

  • Wing loading

    17.8 lbs/sq ft

  • Power loading

    13.5 lbs/hp

  • Cabin Width

    42 in

  • Empty Weight

    2,000 lb

  • Maximum gross weight

    3,100 lb

  • Useful load

    1,110 lb

  • Payload with full fuel

    588 lb

  • Fuel capacity

    87 gal

  • Baggage capacity

    200 lb


  • Takeoff distance ground roll

    795 ft

  • Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,514 ft

  • Rate of climb sea level

    924 FPM

  • Service ceiling

    18,100 ft

  • Landing distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,350 ft

  • Landing distance ground roll

    590 ft

  • Cruise speed/endurance w/45-min rsv, std fuel (fuel consumption, ea engine) @ 75% power, best economy

    145 KTAS / 915 nm

  • Range

Limiting and Recommended Airspeeds

  • VX

  • VY

  • VNE

    175 KIAS

  • VS1

    54 KCAS

  • VSO

    49 KCAS

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All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.