Updated: Apr 19
The Cessna 120,140, and 140A are single engine, two-seat, conventional landing gear, light general aviation aircraft that were first produced in 1946, immediately following the end of World War II. Production ended in 1951, and was succeeded in 1959 by the Cessna 150, a similar two-seat trainer which introduced tricycle gear. Combined production of the 120,140,140A was 7446 in five years
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Fun Facts about Cessna 120/140
- The Cessna hold the world flight endurance record. On December 4, 1958 Robert Timm and John Cook took off from Las Vegas and landed back after sixty-four days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and seconds later.
- In the mid-1960s, Cessna lowered the rear deck and added an aft window. Cessna advertised this added rear visibility as "Omnivision"
- The militaries of Iraq Lithuania, and Singapore, among 12 other nations, use Skyhawks in their national Air force.
-With 43000+ built, and still in production, the Cessna Skyhawk is the most produced aircraft of all time.