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Cessna 172: A Pocket History  9781445600864

Cessna 172: A Pocket History (Amberley 9781445600864)

€ 10.96
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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:Civil Aviation
ISBN/Box:9781445600864
Publisher/Brand:Amberley
Author:Ron Smith
Format:121.5 x 171 mm
No. Pages:128
Version:sb
Language:English
Availability:Temporarily Out of Stock.

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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Civil Aviation, ISBN/Box 9781445600864, Publisher/Brand Amberley, Author Ron Smith, Format 121.5 x 171 mm, No. Pages 128, Version sb, Language English

The Cessna 172 is unquestionably the world’s most successful light aircraft. More than 43,000 have been built since 1956, and the type is in service all over the world. For many, it defines the experience of cross-country flying with family and friends.

This small volume traces the origins of the Cessna 172 and highlights the features that have made it so successful. Comprehensively illustrated, with many previously unpublished photographs, the book includes a close-up look at an individual aircraft and highlights the differences between the many Cessna 172 and 175 variants.

It discusses flying and owning the type and illustrates how the instrument panel layout, flight controls and instruments have evolved during the lengthy production run. The book finishes with a fascinating look at a number of special variants and uses, including tailwheel and STOL conversions, reengined examples, ski and seaplane operation, banner towing and skywriting.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ron Smith is an aeronautical engineer, pilot, aircraft owner, photographer and historian. He has previously written the five-volume British Built Aircraft series recording Britain’s aircraft industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and member of that society’s Historical Group Committee.

180 colour illustrations



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