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The Cessna 152 is a two-seat light aircraft, often used for flight training

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Does the Cessna 152 or 172 have emergency door cable releases?

Is there such a thing as an emergency cable release inside the cockpit of 152 or 172, to remove the door hinge pins in an emergency?
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Does the Cessna 152 have a name?

I'm wondering if the Cessna 152 has a name? There's the Cessna Skyhawk 172 and the Cessna Skylane 182.
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Do you have to lubricate the shock strut?

I have a school report about the lubrication on the shock strut and I was wondering if there is a specific type of lubrication they apply it on. This is for Cessna 150-152
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Which way (if at all) do the ailerons need to be deflected in a full-rudder sideslip in a Cessna 152 or 172?

Do you typically have to maintain an aileron deflection in a constant-heading full-rudder sideslip in a Cessna 152 or 172? If so, in which direction? And why -- what is the source of the roll torque ...
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Which is safer? The Piper Tomahawk or the Cessna 152?

I have booked my first flying lesson for 2 weeks time, in my first step to obtain a PPL or LAPL. I had done all of my research on the Cessna family, assuming that is what I would learn in. I was ...
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Can I rent a Cessna for a week with my GF with a PPL?

I want to do a 45 hour course to obtain a PPL. The course only includes 10 solo hours but states that it is enough to hire light aircraft. So could I rent a Cessna after this and take a passenger?
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How does the safety record of a Cessna 152 compare to a jetliner in Europe?

I have a fear of flight and I'm working on it. There is an airfield about 40 minutes from me and they offer flying lessons in a Cessna-152 for around 140 euros per hour. Pretty reasonable I think. So,...
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Why is the landing distance increased on grass runways?

Checking the Cessna 152 POH it says to increase takeoff distance by 15% of ground roll (makes sense due to increased friction). Also says to increase landing distance by 45% (doesn't seem to make ...
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What flaps position should be used for taking off from a wet runway?

If I have to take off in a C152 or C172 from a runway that's 800-900 meters (2600-3000ft) long and wet but not contaminated, what flap setting should I use to get the shortest ground roll?
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Could this “Wingless Dodo” fly in real life?

There is a wingless Cessna in GTA 3 that is so impossible to fly that the game counts how many seconds you manage to fly it. Would that plane fly at least 1 second in real life? The plane looks like ...
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Should I have carb heat on for landing in a C152?

There is quite a debate about this! I'm a student, have gone solo. My first instructor insists the carb heat goes off/COLD on the approach ('ready for go-around' if needs must! And to prevent dirty ...
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Long pole on the tail of a Cessna, what could it be?

I live just near the finals for our local airport. Today while in the backyard I saw a Cessna fly overhead for landing, it was a tricycle gear and looked like a 150/152, but may have been a 172. There ...
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Can light aircrafts with no retractable landing gear make an emergency water landing? [duplicate]

In the suburbs of Lisbon today two people were killed because a pilot of a light aircraft (I imagine without retractable landing gear) landed on one beach full of people (it's Summer and the beaches ...
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What should I consider when storing a light aircraft outdoors for several months?

I would like to store a Cessna outside for a period of time, close to six months. The temperature here will not exceed 30°C and will not go below 0°C. With tie downs and a tarp, how long can I store ...
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In which phases of flight should the carb heat be turned on?

I have about 200 flight hours in a fuel-injected C172. I have just jointly bought a C152 with a carburetor and I am getting used to using the carb heat. I am scared whenever I hear stories about ...
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Where can I find the correct POH for my Cessna 152?

I'm training in a C152 and the POH in the backseat has seen its days and I can barely use it, much less keep it from being getting worse than it is. This is a 1983 C152 Trainer aircraft. A lot of ...
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What is the maximum crosswind limit for a C150/2 aircraft?

What is the maximum crosswind limit for a C150 or C152 aircraft? Does this change depending on the class of licence? Are there exceptions for emergencies?
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How to record flights and cockpit radio com using an Android phone?

I am a student pilot, and would like to record my training flights (in a C152) to look back on. I do not have a Go-Pro, and do not want to fork over the money for one. I do however, own a Samsung ...
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What is the history of this specific Cessna propeller (s/n F2430)?

Hoping someone can help... I'm looking to get some information about a Cessna plane propeller my Fiancé recently bought. It's his birthday coming up and it would be great to have any sort of history, ...
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Does full nose up trim yield best glide in Cessna 172/152 for a given load?

I heard from a ground instructor that full nose up trim will yield best glide in a 152 and 172. As I understand best L/D, a lighter loaded plane will require a slower glide than the same craft ...
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Can a C152 land VFR in Miami International Airport (KMIA)? [duplicate]

I know that it is a Class B airspace and VFR aircraft should request clearance at least 1 hour in advance before entering. The question is more related to MIA operations restrictions due to airliners. ...
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Why is the magneto drop check done at 1700 RPM?

In our Cessna 152, we carry out the mag drop check at 1700 RPM, following the POH. My question is why it is done at 1700 RPM? What will happen If I check it at 2000 RPM or less than 1700 RPM? And if I ...
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What determines the best glide speed?

I found the best glide speed of cessna 152 is 60 kts. My question is why it is not more or less than 60 kts? What are the factors upon which the best gliding speed is determined?
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What is my BHP if I open full throttle and how is it controlled?

In my Cessna 152 POH it is written that the horsepower rating is 110BHP at 2550RPM. My question is: is it 100% of the power of my engine or, as someone told me, if I open full throttle I will get 75% ...
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How can I mount my iPhone 6 in the cockpit to record my flights?

I am a student pilot, and would like to record my training flights to look back on. I do not have a Go-Pro, and do not want to fork over the money for one. I do however, own an iPhone 6, that has a ...
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How should wake turbulence from aircraft on the ground be avoided during landing?

If a large jet aircraft is holding short of runway 28L while I am landing a single-engine aircraft on runway 28R, how should I proceed with such a landing?
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What difficulties would would a person face, trying to use a Cessna as a car? [closed]

The older Cessna's (like 172,152) have an average wing span of about 10m, which would need about 2 lanes of some highway or some other road and would be easily available on some National Highway. The ...
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How can I take off in a straight line if the runway isn't visible ahead?

In a C152, flying VFR, if you point your nose up you wouldn't be able to see the runway, thus it would be difficult to keep yourself aligned to it. So once you take off with a C152, do you climb in a ...
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How can I correctly calculate fuel for a Cessna 152?

I'm learning to fly in a C152 and I've found the fuel calculation to be a little ambiguous. Based on information from my instructor, Internet and the Cessna 152 Information Manual (1980), I've home ...
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What would cause an RPM drop and engine cutoff after starting a Cessna 152? [closed]

My flight school's Cessna 152 is 30 years old. After refueling, the engine RPM went down and down. I tried putting full throttle in but it just stopped. Was it air in the fuel line or something more ...
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Why does the lack of a magneto affect engine RPM?

So I don't have my pilots licence, but I was part of the Australian Air Force Cadets for nearly 8 years (wonderful organisation). During this time I went on a number of flights in Cessna 172's and ...