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Flying the Skycatcher: A Review of the Cessna 162

Review of the Cessna Skycatcher

While the rest of the world was fixated on the Paris Air Show, I was schmoozing with the folks at the Cessna Aircraft Factory in Wichita Kansas. I met up with Cessna’s piston-engine chief pilot, Kirby Ortega, for a flight in Cessna’s LSA: the Skycatcher.

Read my review of the Cessna 162.

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Photo Friday – The Cessna 162 Skycatcher

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The new Cessna Skycatcher marks Cessna’s first foray in to the light sport aircraft (LSA) market, and it’s making a big buzz at small airports around the country. Will the Skycatcher replace aging Cessna 150′s and 152′s at flight schools across the country? Can Cessna compete with other LSA manufacturers and other two-place trainers? It may be too early to tell, but with over 1,000 orders placed, the 162 is bound to make a dent in the sport aircraft market. Enjoy these photos of the Skycatcher provided by Cessna and see more on Cessna’s multimedia showcase.

Cessna Delivers First Skycatcher

Cessna 162 SkycatcherCessna delivered the first Cessna 162 Skycatcher today. The aircraft was delivered during a ceremony at Yingling Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas – Cessna’s corporate headquarters. The first aircraft was delivered to Rose Pelton, the wife of Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. Read more…

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