Video: Behind the Wings with the Cessna 172

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the world’s most widely produced aircraft with more than 44,000 built. And it’s the focus of a new video in the Behind the Wings series from PBS with host Matthew Burchette from the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The 26-minute video shows Matthew flying with a Metropolitan […]

Picture of the Day: South Texas sunset

Ellexis Green submitted the following photo and note: “‘Rocky’ our Cessna 172-M resting on Atlantic Aviation’s ramp at Corpus Christi International Airport (KCRP) in Texas. Rocky gained his name from Rocky Balboa (from the Rocky movies,) but our South Texas Flying Club members connected it to Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons.” […]

Picture of the Day: This is awesome!

Richard Waltman submitted the following photo and note: “Took my stepsons for their first airplane ride. When I asked the younger one what he thought, he said “this is awesome!” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for […]

Video: Electric tug for aircraft

The folks at FunPlacesToFly.com recently posted a video (just over five minutes long), demonstrating their new Electric Aircraft Tug from MiniMaxTugs for their Cessna 172. The folks at FunPlacesToFly.com recently posted a video (just over five minutes long), demonstrating their new Electric Aircraft Tug from MiniMaxTugs for their Cessna 172.

Picture of the Day: On final

Don Sutherland sent in this picture for Picture of the Day, explaining: “C-172 on final for Boerne Stage Field (5C1) just west of San Antonio, Texas, on April 25, 2018. Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for […]

Dynon receives first Skyview STC for Cessna 172s

Dynon Avionics has received its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its flagship SkyView HDX system. The STC’s Approved Model List (AML) covers many Cessna 172 models, according to company officials. The initial STC is for the installation of a full suite of Dynon avionics, allowing pilots to remove the vast majority of their legacy […]

Video: Weight and Balance

Smitty Smith of FunPlacesToFly.com recently posted this video he shot as Tom Ferraro, an A&P/IA, performs a Weight and Balance on his 1969 Cessna 172K. Watch and listen as he goes into detail on the process: Smitty Smith of FunPlacesToFly.com recently posted this video he shot as Tom Ferraro, an A&P/IA, performs a Weight and Balance on […]

Garmin begins shipping GFC 500 autopilot

Garmin has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for several aircraft models for the GFC 500 autopilot, including a wide range of Cessna 172 and 182 aircraft. Intended for less complex piston single-engine aircraft, the GFC 500 integrates with the G5 to provide pilots with an economical autopilot and modern flight instrument, according to Garmin […]