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.
  • 131 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 8/10 interior, 5/10 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 data feed for customer accessories such as Foreflight(TM) or Garmin Pilot(TM).
  • Mechanical Analog Clock.
  • Garmin G5 MFD (calibrated in knots).
  • Garmin 340A audio panel.
  • Garmin GNS-530W GPS (4"W x 3"H screen), subscribed all US (east, central, west) as NAV1/COM1 coupled to a Century HSI NSD-360 (VOR/LOC/GS #1) with ADS-B (in) overlay.
  • Garmin GNS-430W GPS (3.3"W x 1.8H" screen), subscribed all US (east, central, west) as NAV2/COM 2) coupled to a Garmin GI-106 (VOR/LOC/GS #2). Not ADS-B coupled.


  • 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.
  • GNS-530W GPS1.
  • GNS-430W GPS2 redundancy.
  • Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument (insert).
  • 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 the beginning of the operational day.

Pilots Operating Handbook

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

Weight and Balance Cert

2019_06_03 - N20018 Weight and Balanc Ce[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [678.1 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]
Century NSD-360 HSI Pilots Guide
Adobe Acrobat document [723.9 KB]
Garmin GNS-430 Pilots Guide
Adobe Acrobat document [8.2 MB]

Main Office Address

Curtis Eads Flight School
1200 Gene Bolton Dr.

Hangar #6

Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ)

Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone: (757) 465-1692



Business Hours

24 Hours.

Our office number is a cell and we respond to text messaging as well.


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