Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955
Giving Wings to your Dreams since 1955

1973 Cessna 172M

Located KSFQ

General Description:

  • 4-Seat.
  • 4-Cylinder, normally aspirated 150 HP engine  (Lycoming O-320-E2D, carburetor). Overhauled to zero time as of 20-Mar-2014 by Arizona Air-Craftsman.
  • Fixed pitch 2-blade propeller.
  • 114 knot cruise @ 75% power @ 9,000 ft. Service ceiling 13,100 ft.
  • Day/Night VFR/IFR certified.
  • A solid aircraft for primary training or instrument certification.
  • Nice condition 7/10 interior, 4/10 exterior (needs exterior paint).


  • Rosen visors.
  • Wired for conventional 2-plug headsets, all seats.


  • Fully ADS-B in/out compliant utilizing a Garmin GTX-345 transponder with Bluetooth(R) ADS-B in/out data feed for customer accessories such as Boeing Foreflight(TM) or Garmin Pilot(TM).
  • Mechanical Analog Clock.
  • Garmin 340A audio panel.
  • Garmin G5 (#1) Attitude, altitude, airspeed, heading Indicator.
  • Garmin G5 (#2) HSI, GS, CDI, redundancy to G5 (#1) if selected.
  • Garmin GNS-530W GPS (4"W x 3"H screen), subscribed all US (east, central, west).
  • Garmin GNS-430W GPS (3.3"W x 1.8H" screen),


  • 100LL fuel.
  • Standard Fuel tanks, 42 gal total, 38 useable.
  • ~9 gallons per hour fuel burn at 75% power.
  • Max Gross Take-off Weight: 2300 lbf.
  • Serial number: 17260934.

CEFS Pilot Qualifications:

  • For primary training and the experienced pilot.


  • Easy to handle and learn to fly.
  • Garmin G5 (#1) attitude/airspeed/altitude indicator.
  • GNS-530W GPS1 with Garmin G5 (#2) HSI.
  • GNS-430W GPS2 redundancy.
  • Topped off internal wing tanks generally do not restrict payload to two adults. Do a weight and balance calculation to be sure for your specific sortie.


  • Few if any disadvantages of any kind.

Fuel State:

  • This aircraft is routinely fueled/refueled to full tanks (38 gal useable) at or before the beginning of the operational day though this is not guaranteed. The Pilot In Command is fully and solely responsible for determining the pre-flight fuel state and weight/balance limits.

Pilots Operating Handbook

Cessna 172M POH [original to] N20018
Cessna 172M POH.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [47.9 MB]

Weight and Balance Cert

2022_04_04 - N20018 - Weight and Balance
2022_04_04 - N20018 - Weight and Balance[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [446.6 KB]

Weight and Balance Documents

2019_06_25 - N20018 - Loading Graph.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [712.3 KB]
2019_06_25 - N20018 - CG and Weight Char[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [670.7 KB]
2019_06_25 - N20018 - Sample WB Workshee[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [406.8 KB]

Modifications, Upgrades and Supplements

Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument Pilots Guide
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
Garmin GNS-530 Pilots Guide
Adobe Acrobat document [9.6 MB]
Garmin GNS-430 Pilots Guide
Adobe Acrobat document [8.2 MB]

Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.

Hangar #6

Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)

Suffolk, VA 23434

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