“Low hour aircraft in excellent condition with recent upgrades.” Cessna 1966 1966 CESSNA 172G.
|“Low hour aircraft in excellent condition with recent upgrades.”|
How can a 1966 SkyHawk be nearly new? When it has less than 900 hours Total Time (TT) on it. And, yes, low hours can be a negative, if an aircraft has been sitting on the back side of some airport in the weather and “out of annual” for years.
However, this plane has been regularly (but minimally) flown through the years with annuals sequentially performed. In fact, this aircraft may well be the lowest time, airworthy, 1966 172G in the world! It has always been based in middle/north Georgia, away from the coast and salt air. And, it’s being flown weekly right now.
The 2019 Annual was performed in July by our no-nonsense A/P at the Pickens County Airport in Jasper, GA. It passed in a routine way. The Continental 300D engine’s compression has remained very much the same over the years. So the engine is in excellent shape and has the FAA approved modification that allows automobile gas.
Now, here is an interesting ‘engine related’ statistic about this plane: Divide the total number of oil changes into TT, and you get an interval of about 8 1/2 hours per oil change since the plane rolled out of the Cessna plant.
UPGRADES: I’ve spent 6K on recent upgrades, including:
*Magneto kit: Two new magnetos, new wiring harnesses and plugs.
*Interior: Leather seats/headrests and a dash mounted intercom/radio system.
*Exterior: New tires all around and a new battery.
This Skyhawk features the traditional 6-pack of gauges but complements them with a modern 7 inch I-Fly touch screen with moving map. It also serves as the monitor for ADS-B equipment.
Imron paint on this plane is about a 7 out of 10. The fuselage paint is good and could be buffed to a nice shine. The bottoms of the wings are very shiny, while the top needs to be buffed. Some prior chipping on the elevator has been touched up. The wheel pants look very nice. Overall, this plane has very good eye appeal and comes with a cover.
Okay, so why am I selling it? I bought this airplane to cut my cost for flying lessons. But at 76 years of age, my large family all said, “Please don’t!” A medical issue also arose that added difficulty to the process. Believe me, I would love to keep it!
PRICE: $55,900. I will respectfully consider serious offers. Come inspect it. Fly it over these beautiful North Georgia mountains. There’s decades of flying left in this 172.
All log books are available for viewing.
Current date: 2020-01-21