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CESSNA 172P Price and Operating Costs


The CESSNA 172P, production in 1981 – 1986, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 13,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 111 knots/128 MPH, and a 244 NM/281 SM seats-full range. The CESSNA 172P has a 1,355′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 1,629′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’00” cabin high, 03’03” cabin wide, and 11’09” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 30.00 ft^3; 30.00 ft^3 being internal and N/A ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft CESSNA 172P is $52,500.00. A $26,250.00 loan over 10 years including $109.38 per month in interest equates to a $1,316.27 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the CESSNA 172P has total variable costs of $52,650.00, total fixed costs of $61,115.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $113,765.00. How much does it cost to fly: $252.81 per hour.

Maximal total range:
244 NM / 281 SM
Cruise speed:
111 knots / 128 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $61,115.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $52,650.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $113,765.00
Cost per hour $252.81

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