# What is the best glide speed for a Cessna 152?

## What is the best glide speed for a Cessna 152?

61 knots

The best rate-of-climb speed is used to gain maximum altitude in minimum time, while the best angle-of-climb speed is used to gain maximum altitude in minimum distance. For example, a Cessna 152 has a 725-fpm sink rate when flying at its normal glide speed of 61 knots.

**What is the best glide ratio of a Cessna 172?**

“Best glide airspeed” is the speed that maximizes the L/D ratio, and this maximum value is known as L/Dmax. The maximum L/D ratio (L/Dmax) of a Cessna 172 is about 9, so its glide ratio is about 9:1 – for every 9 units traveled forward it will lose 1 unit of altitude.

### What is the glide ratio of a Cessna 172?

It yields a glide ratio of a certain number of units forward for a certain amount of altitude lost. A Cessna 172 might glide at 8:1, so it could go 8000 feet forward for each 1000 feet it lost at a Vg of 65 knots indicated (KIAS). Maybe at 75 KIAS, the ratio is 7.8:1.

**What oil does a Cessna 152 use?**

MIL-L-22851 Ashless Dispersant Oil: This oil must be used after first 50 hours or oil consumption has stabilized. Takeoff: 1670 lbs. Landing: 1670 lbs. Weight in Baggage Compartment: Baggage Area 1 (or passenger on child’s seat) – Station 50 to 76: 120 lbs.

## How far can a Cessna 152 fly?

The Cessna 152 has two seats, and a single Lycoming engine capable of producing 110 horsepower. The airplane will cruise around 100 miles per hour, and with a 26 gallon fuel capacity, it has a range of approximately 350 miles.

**How far can a 767 glide?**

According to its makers, the twin-jet wide-body Boeing 767 has a best glide ratio of about 20 to 1; that is, it can glide 20 feet forward for every foot of altitude it loses.

### How long can a 777 glide without power?

The Boeing 777 is certified to fly up to five and a half hours with one engine out. With less power, a plane will be unable to maintain its maximum altitude, and so might drift down somewhat into thicker air.

**How high can a Cessna 152 go?**

Specifications

1978 Cessna 152 | 1985 Cessna 152 | |
---|---|---|

Climb Best Rate | 715 FPM | 715 FPM |

Wing Loading | 10.5 lbs./sq. ft. | 10.5 lbs./sq. ft. |

Power Loading | 15.2 lbs./hp | 15.5 lbs./hp |

Service Ceiling | 14,700 ft | 14,700 ft. |

## Does the Cessna 152 have a nickname?

The C152 is called just that a C152. Cessna never gave it a name like the C172 Skyhawk.

**What is the top speed of a Cessna 152?**

The Cessna 152 is THE student-friendly aircraft. With a length of 24 feet 1 inches (7.3 meters), and a wingspan of 33 feet 4 inches (10.2 meters), the Cessna 152 has a maximum speed of 126 miles per hour (110 knots), and a maximum take-off weight of 1,670 pounds (757 kg).

### What is the best glide ratio?

For heavier than air objects there is something specifically designed to have the best glide ratio, generally topping out around 70:1. That’s 70 feet forward for every one foot down.

**What is the formula for glide ratio?**

The Glide Slope Ratio is a number that indicates how well your designed shoebox glider flies through the air in terms of its forward distance vs. its drop in altitude. Glide Ratio = Horizontal Distance divided by the Change in Altitude.

## What is the glide ratio of an aircraft?

In Flight. Glide ratio measures the performance of an aircraft’s glide; many modern gliders have a glide ratio better than 60:1. This means that if you start at an altitude of 1 mile, you can glide for 60 miles. In comparison, a Boeing 747 has a 15:1 glide ratio.