Member of the PA-28 family, all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. With a single door on the co-pilot side, which is entered by stepping on the wing, four places and fixed undercarriage, this plane is very popular and easy to fly.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an American four-seat, single-engine, high wing, fixed-wing
aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.
First flown in 1955, more 172s have been built than any other aircraft. It was developed from the 1948 Cessna 170, using tricycle undercarriage, rather than a tail-dragger configuration.
The Cessna 172 has the same power plant as the PA28 with the same seating configuration and similar mass and balance envelope. The Cessna has slightly better short field performance than the PA28 making it the slightly better choice for those shorter grass airfield picnic spots.
Both the PA28 and C172 are used all over the world for training and because of their similarities they make the perfect aircraft to swap between during training and once your licence has been obtained