The Aircraft

Markus' Learjet is currently grounded due to unexpected long delivery time for the new snake leather seat covers so we have to resort to Achim's Cessna for this trip.

Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company
Model TR182 (Turbo Skylane RG)
Year of construction 1979
Type of construction Strut braced high wing full metal aeroplane
Seats 1 pilot and 3 passengers
Engine Lycoming O-540, 6 cylinder opposed piston direct drive, air cooled, 9l (540 cubic inches) displacement, 235 hp, turbo normalized
Speed Maximum 237 knots (440 kp/h), cruise ca. 150-160 knots (300 kp/h)
Service ceiling 20 000 feet (6000 m)
Fuel AVGAS 100LL (aircraft gasoline leaded), 333l (88 US gallons) fuel capacity
Fuel consumption ca. 40-45l/h (10.5 – 12 US gallons)
Range 7 hours nonstop without reserves, ca. 1050 nautical miles (1900 km)
Maximum takeoff weight 1406kg (890kg empty, i.e. 512kg useful load for fuel, passengers and cargo)
Special features Retractable gear, constant speed propeller, turbo charger, oxygen system
Flight rules VFR (visual flight), VFR-Night and IFR (instrument flight)

The TR182 marks the top end of the 4 seated Cessna product line. She was in production from 1979 until 1986 when Cessna ceased production of all piston aircraft due to the excessive product liability costs. When Cessna restarted production in 1998, the models with retractable gear were not picked up as cost in today's money would have been too high. Until today there is no comparable aircraft that can match the TR182 in power, useful load and cabin size. The Cessna 182 is one of very few aircraft able to carry both full fuel and all seats filled while still being within the maximum takeoff weight.

The aircraft contains the following equipment (avionics):

Glass cockpit Aspen Evolution PFD 1000 Pro with Synthetic Vision
Autopilot S-TEC System 60-2 (2-axis with auto trim) with altitude preselect
Audio panel/Intercom Garmin GMA340
COM/Nav/GPS #1 Garmin GNS430W
FCOM/Nav #2 King KX-155A
Transponder Funkwerk TRT800A
Engine monitoring JPI EDM 730
ADF Collins ADF
DME King KDM705
GPS Garmin GPSMAP 695
Oxygen system Cessna factory with Mountain High O2D2 regulator