• 640 nm

  • 124 ktas

  • 4 people

  • 917 lb

  • 1,630 ft

Bury your head in the clouds

Introducing the world’s most popular aircraft. With more than 43,000 aircraft with several model variants delivered, the Skyhawk is the best-selling, most-flown plane ever built. It also enjoys a distinguished reputation as the safest general aviation aircraft available. The Skyhawk is a top performer, showcasing the agility, stability, and durable strength that Cessna is famous for.


Range, payload, and versatility that you’d expect from a larger aircraft…

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Ergonomics that keep a pilot alert and focused for the duration of a long flight…

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Advanced avionics technology for ease of operation and enhanced safety…

Avionics ›


Performance and passion come together in one beautifully balanced aircraft…

Specifications ›

Skyhawk Documentation

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Graceful motion, even on the ground


High-class passenger comfort

Pilots and passengers of the Skyhawk will enjoy high-quality leather, contoured seats, customized LED lighting, advanced soundproofing, as well as top-rate multilevel ventilation and air controls. An optional satellite radio offers ongoing entertainment with your favorite music or radio shows.

Optional three-seat training configuration.


An aircraft that almost flies itself

Accept nothing less than excellence

Our engineering team designed the Skyhawk’s cockpit with the latest in avionic technology and the most advanced application of ergonomic sciences available. The flight deck is powered by the Garmin G1000® avionics suite, including optional integrated Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) and an automatic flight control system. Two 10.4-inch, high-resolution liquid crystal displays show flight instrumentation, traffic data, digital altitude, moving maps, navigation, communication, and other real-time flight-critical data.

See the future

The Skyhawk’s flight deck can include the optional Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™), which offers sophisticated graphics modeling of terrain, traffic, and obstacles in the flight path. The system looks at the entire flight path via satellite and renders a three-dimensional “virtual reality” landscape, which is displayed on one or both primary flight displays. This technology prepares you for what lies ahead in plenty of time to plan for it and gives you a clear visual of any traffic around your aircraft, even in solid IFR (instrument flight rules) or nighttime VFR (visual flight rules) conditions.

Digital weather radar

With the optional GDL 69A data link receiver and a subscription to XM WX Satellite Weather, you will see a high-resolution representation of the weather along your flight path on your high-resolution primary flight display. The GDL 69 offers NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, lightning, and more that you can layer directly over optional Jeppesen or standard topographic map databases. Global weather information is available through the optional GSR 56, which connects you to the Iridium satellite network. Voice and text messaging connectivity as well as position reporting and digital color radar data are included.

    The following list of equipment is included on the standard Skyhawk with the Garmin 1000 Avionics Package and does not reflect optional equipment:
  • GMA-1347 Digital Audio Panel with Marker Beacon/Intercom
  • GTX-33 Transponder-Mode S w-TIS
  • GIA-63W NAV/COM/GPS/WAAS with GS #1
  • GIA-63W NAV/COM/GPS/WAAS with GS #2
  • GDU-1044B Primary Flight Display (PFD)
  • GDU-1044B Multifunction Display (MFD)
  • GEA-71 Engine/Airframe Computer
  • GRS-77 AHRS
  • GDC-74A Air Data Computer with OAT Probe
  • GMU-44 Magnetometer
  • Garmin SafeTaxi & FliteCharts
  • Electronic Checklists
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter Remote Mounted Switch
  • Backup Attitude Gyro, Altimeter, and Airspeed Indicator
  • Control Wheel Push-To-Talk Switch-Pilot/Copilot
  • Mic & Phone Jacks — Pilot/Copilot/Passengers
  • Auxiliary Stereo Input Jack
  • Antennas:
  • Marker Beacon Antenna
  • Transponder Antenna
  • VHF/GPS Antenna (2)
  • NAV Antenna
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter External Antenna
  • Pitot System — Heated
  • Static System
  • Handheld Microphone
  • Alternate Static Source


Performance and passion make
dreams take flight

Detailed Specifications

Performance data is based on the standard Skyhawk configuration, operating in International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) conditions with zero wind.
Takeoff and landing field lengths are based on a level, hard surface and dry runway.

Actual performance will vary with factors such as environmental conditions, aircraft configuration and operational/ATC procedures.


  • Length
  • 27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)
  • Height
  • 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
  • Wingspan
  • 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)
  • Wing Area

  • 174 sq ft (16 sq m)
  • 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
  • N/A (N/A m)
    Cabin Interior
  • Height
  • Width
  • Length

  • 48 in (1.22 m)
  • 40 in (1.00 m)
  • 11 ft 10 in (3.61 m)
  • Maximum Passengers
  • 4
    Baggage Capacity
  • Weight
  • Volume

  • 120 lb (54 kg)
  • 30 cu ft (0.85 cu m)

Wingspan – 36 ft 1 in (11.00 m)

8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)

Length – 27 ft 2 in (8.28 m)


  • Maximum Ramp Weight
  • 2,558 lb (1,160 kg)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight
  • 2,550 lb (1,157 kg)
  • Maximum Landing Weight
  • 2,550 lb (1,157 kg)
  • Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
  • N/A lb (N/A kg)
    Usable Fuel Capacity
  • Weight
  • Volume

  • 318 lb (144 kg)
  • 53 gal (201 l)
  • Basic Operating Weight
  • 1,641 lb (744 kg)
  • Useful Load
  • 917 lb (416 kg)
  • Maximum Payload
  • 909 lb (412 kg)
  • Full Fuel Payload
  • 599 lb (272 kg)


  • Maximum Cruise Speed
  • 124 ktas (230 km/h)
  • Maximum Range
  • 640 nm (1,185 km)
  • Takeoff Distance
  • Ground Roll

  • 1,630 ft (497 m)
  • 960 ft (293 m)
  • Landing Distance
  • Ground Roll

  • 1,335 ft (407 m)
  • 575 ft (175 m)
  • Maximum Operating Altitude
  • 14,000 ft (4,267 m)
  • Maximum Climb Rate
  • 730 fpm (223 mpm)
  • Maximum Limit Speed
  • 163 kias (302 km/h)
  • Stall Speed
  • 48 kcas (89 km/h)


Lycoming piston-aircraft engines are known for reliability and durability. This horizontally opposed, air-cooled, four-cylinder, fuel-injected aircraft engine provides the power of 180 horses. Lycoming piston engines currently power more than half the world’s general aviation fleet.

  • Manufacturer: Textron Lycoming
  • Model: (1) IO-360-L2A
  • Power Output: 180 hp

    • Propeller
    • Manufacturer: McCauley
    • Description: 2-blade metal, fixed pitch