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  • Built by Cessna in Wichita, Kansas, the Cessna 182 Skylane is a single-engine piston, four-seat, aluminum alloy airplane that was introduced in 1956 and is still in production. It is a popular light plane with several variants. The 182 first production version had fixed landing gear powered by a Continental O-470L-L engine. Cessna has produced almost 24,000 182 Skylanes since its development from the 180 model. The 182 has had one of the longest production runs for any General Aviation aircraft.
  • The Museum's Skylane is a 182D model built in 1961 powered by a carbureted Continental O-470-L piston engine, with fixed landing gear, better ground stability, and about 100 lbs heavier than the initial version.  This aircraft is used to ferry pilots from airshows and other events.



Status: Flyable
Manufacturer: Cessna
Year: 1961
Model: 182D Skylane
Registration Number: N8904X
Serial Number: 18253304
Crew: 1
Max T/O Weight: 2,650 lb.
Span: 36 ft. 0 in.
Length: 25 ft. 16 in.
Height: 9 ft. 4 in.
Maximum Speed: 148 mph
Cruise Speed: 141 mph
Rate of Climb: 1030 ft/min
Power Plant: 1-230hp Continental O-470-L reciprocating piston engine
Range: 450 miles
Service Ceiling: 19,800 ft.
Armament: none


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