The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing fixed-wing aircraft. With over 43,000 built, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft. Early 172s were similar in appearance to the 170s, with the same straight aft fuselage and tall gear legs, although the 172 had a straight vertical tail while the 170 had a rounded fin and rudder. Later 172 versions incorporated revised landing gear and the sweptback tail which is still in use today. The final aesthetic development, in the mid-1960s, was a lowered rear deck that allowed an aft window. This airframe configuration has remained almost unchanged since then, except for updates in avionics and engines.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!