Club Aircraft,Cessna 152 – G-
Founder Clyde Cessna built his first airplane in 1911, and taught himself to fly it! He went on to build a number of innovative airplanes, including several race and award winning designs. In 1934, Clyde’s nephew, Dwane Wallace, fresh out of college, took over as head of the company. During the depression years Dwane acted as Our Cessna 152 everything from floor sweeper to CEO, even personally flying company planes in air races (several of which he won!) Under Wallace’s leadership, the Cessna Aircraft Company eventually became the most successful general aviation company of all time.
Cessna first began production of two seat light planes in 1946 with the model 120 which had an all aluminum fuselage and fabric covered wings. This was followed by a nearly identical model 140, with aluminum clad wings. More than 7,000 model 120-
In 1957 the company decided there was a market for a tri geared version of the Model 140. Following their standard tail wheel/tricycle naming convention, Cessna named the new airplane the Cessna 142. Six days later, for reasons now unknown, it was renamed it the Cessna 150. A total of 683 C150′s were built between 1957 and 1959, all were sold as 1959 models.
In 1966 Cessna restyled the airplane, adding a jaunty slant to the tail. The new style was enormously popular with pilots. Cessna made and sold 3,000 model 150′s that year, the most of any year in the airplane’s history. That year Cessna also began assembly of 150′s at Reims Aviation in France. A total of 2,452 planes were built by Reims, including 47 assembled in Argentina.
In 1978 Cessna introduced a revised model, the 152, with a 110 horsepower Lycoming 0-
By the end of production in 1985, 31,533 Cessna 150-
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