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1979 CESSNA SKYHAWK PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS*
 LANDPLANE FLOATPLANE
SPEED  

    Maximum at sea level

125 knots 231 kph 96 knots 178 kph

    Cruise, 75% power at 8000 ft

122 knots 226 kph 95 knots 176 kph
CRUISE, Recommended lean mixture with fuel allowance for engine start, taxi, takeoff, climb and 45 minutes reserve at 45% power

    75% power at 8000 ft** with

485 nm 898 km 385 nm 713 km

    40 gallons usable fuel

4.1 hr 4.1 hr 4.1 hr 4.1 hr

    75% power at 8000 ft** with

630 nm 1167 km 500 nm 926 km

    50 gallons usable fuel

5.3 hr 5.3 hr 5.3 hr 5.3 hr

    Maximum range at 10,000 ft.

575 nm 1065 km 435 nm 806 km

    with 40 gallons usable fuel

5.7 hr 5.7 hr 5.3 hr 5.3 hr

    Maximum range at 10,000 ft

750 nm 1389 km 570 nm 1056 km

    with 50 gallons usable fuel

7.4 hr 7.4 hr 6.9 hr 6.9 hr
RATE OF CLIMB AT SEA LEVEL 770 fpm 235 mpm 740 fpm 226 mpm
SERVICE CEILING 14,200 ft 4328 m 15,000 ft 4572 m
TAKEOFF PERFORMANCE        

    Ground roll (or water run)

805 ft 245 m 1400 ft 427 m

    Total distance over 50 ft obstacle

1440 ft 439 m 2160 ft 658 m
LANDING PERFORMANCE        

    Ground roll (or water run)

520 ft 159 m 590 ft 180 m

    Total distance over 50 ft obstacle

1250 ft 381 m 1345 ft 410 m
STALL SPEED, CAS        

    Flaps up, power off

50 knots 93 kph 48 knots 89 kph

    Flaps down, power off

44 knots 81 kph 44 knots 81 kph
MAXIMUM WEIGHT        

    Ramp

2307 lb 1046 kg 2220 lb 1007 kg

    Takeoff and landing

2300 lb 1043 kg 2220 lb 1007 kg
STANDARD EMPTY WEIGHT        

    Skyhawk

1397 lb 633 kg 1574 lb 714 kg

    Skyhawk II

1424 lb 646 kg -- --
MAXIMUM USEFUL LOAD        

    Skyhawk

910 lb 413 kg 646 lb 293 kg

    Skyhawk II

883 lb 400 kg -- --
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE 120 lb 54 kg 120 lb 54 kg
WING LOAD1NG 13.2 lb/sq ft 64 kg/sq m 12.7 lb/sq ft 62 kg/sq m
POWER LOADING 14.4 lb/hp 6.5 kg/hp 13.9 lb/hp 6.3 kg/hp
WING SPAN 35 ft. 10 in 10.92 m 35 ft. 10 in 10.92 m
WING AREA 174 sq ft 16.2 sq m 174 sq ft 16.2 sq m
LENGTH 26 ft. 11 in 8.20 m 26 ft. 8 in 8.13 m
HEIGHT 8 ft. 9 1/2 in 2.68 m 11 ft. 11 in 3.63 m
FUEL CAPACITY, Total        

    Standard tanks

43 gal 163 liters 43 gal 163 liters

    Long range tanks

54 gal 204 liters 54 gal 204 liters
OIL CAPACITY 6 qt 5.7 liters 6 qt 5.7 liters
ENGINE Lycoming 0-32O-H2AD engine; 160 bhp at 2700 rpm
PROPELLER Fixed pitch Fixed pitch
  75 inch diameter (1.91 m) 80 inch diameter (2.03 m)
         
*Subject to change without notice        
**Cruise performance at 75% power at 4000 feet for the floatplane

Reference: CESSNA NEWS RELEASE; August 14, 1978

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