AeroGuard utilizes an extensive fleet of over 60 airplanes, each of which plays an integral role in your pilot training. Piper Archer and Piper Seminole are the planes in which our students spend the majority of their training time, but they are not the only aircraft we operate. The Cessna 152 is another aircraft used only for Spin Training during the CFI section of the curriculum, which accounts for approximately 1.5 hours of your overall flying training.
In our flight instruction program, this two-seat, high-wing aircraft with a 110-horsepower piston engine and fixed-pitch propeller plays a crucial role. The Cessna 152 is utilized for Spin Training during the CFI portion of the curriculum due to its utility category certification and aerobatic maneuverability.
Training in a Cessna 152 for Spins
The Cessna 152 training provides pilots with the information and abilities necessary to handle the problems of spin recovery, identifying unusual flight altitudes, and maintaining control throughout these maneuvers. The Cessna 152 is an ideal aircraft for gaining aeronautical experience and information in order to earn ratings and master essential skills. Included in spin training are stall awareness, spin entry, spins, and spin recovery methods. Spin and Upset Recovery training in the Cessna 152 is mandated by the FAA, but it is also essential knowledge for pilots’ general safety in the air.
Spin training is an essential aspect of your schooling and is much more subdued than it may initially appear. In fact, if you held a cup of water in your hand during a spin, the water would not fall out, and if you closed your eyes during a spin, you would not be able to tell that you are spinning, as a spin is a 1 g maneuver. Only during the spin’s recovery phase will you experience roughly 2 g’s.
- Crew – One Pilot
- Capacity – One Passenger
- Length – 24 ft 1 in, or 7.3 m
- Wingspan – 33 ft 4 in, or 10.2 m
- Height – 8 ft 6 in, or 2.6 m
- Wing Area – 160 ft² or 14.9 m²
- Empty Weight – 1,081 lbs, or 490 kg
- Maximum Takeoff Weight – 1,670 lbs, or 757 kg
- Power plant – 1 Lycoming O-235-L2C flat-4 engine, 110 hp, driving a 69-inch (175 cm) or 72-inch two-blade, fixed-pitch propeller
- Max Speed – 126 mph, or 110 knots, 204 km/h
- Cruising Speed – 123 mph, or 107 knots, 198 km/h
- Stall Speed – 49 mph, or 43 knots, 79 km/h
- Takeoff Roll – 725 ft, or 221 m
- Range – 477 mi, or 768 km
- Extended range (with long-range tanks) – 795 mi, or 1,280 km
Rate of Climb – 715 ft/min, or 3.6 m/s
This aircraft has been in service for a number of years, but our maintenance crew diligently updates it as needed to ensure the safety of our students and faculty.