If you’ve ever flirted with the idea of owning a brand-new aircraft, it’s officially time to get serious. Introducing the Skycatcher – an all-new Cessna destined to bring your personal dreams well within reach. With extreme flyability. Unprecedented affordability. And the very latest technology. Maybe that’s why it was singled out by Popular Science magazine as being among the most exciting developments of 2007 in the Aviation and Space category. The magazine calls the Skycatcher the best “starter plane” for an entire new generation of pilots. The dream of flight is back. And this time, it’s personal.
The Skycatcher may be the most affordable Cessna aircraft, but it’s definitely not lacking in comfort. Ergonomic seats combine with armrests on both cabin doors to ensure one comfortable, smooth ride through the sky. The center console provides two cup holders and a general storage area, while the rear baggage net ensures your possessions will be secured exactly where they belong. Out of your way.
The all-new Garmin G300 avionics package was specifically designed with the Cessna Skycatcher in mind. Dual Garmin G300 displays will provide primary flight, engine and moving map information on the primary and multi-function displays. Other standard equipment includes a Garmin SL40 Com radio, Garmin GTX327 Mode C transponder, PM3000 intercom, VFR GPS and a 121.5/233 MHz ELT. Optional autopilot shown.
Continental Motors engines are recognized throughout the industry for their high standards of performance and reliability. The Skycatcher features a Continental O-200D, an air-cooled, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated, spark ignition, direct drive engine that produces a maximum of 100 brake horsepower at 2,750 RPM. The Continental O-200D allows you to cruise at speeds up to 113 knots (209 km/h), with a range of 440 nautical miles (815 km) and a service ceiling of 14,625 feet (4,458 m). Making it the perfect trainer to learn to fly in.
|Maximum Cruise Speed||113 ktas|
|Maximum Range 1||440 nm|
|Takeoff Distance (S.L., ISA, MTOW) 2||1,138 ft|
|Ground Roll||640 ft|
|Landing Distance (S.L., ISA, MLW)||1,369 ft|
|Ground Roll||671 ft|
|Maximum Operating Altitude||14,625 ft|
|Maximum Climb Rate (Sea Level)||880 fpm|
|Stall Speed||40 kcas|