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Cessna 152

The cabin is pretty narrow. It’s light so you feel the wind gusts more that you do in a 4 seater. It has light and responsive controls. It is the most economical way to fly.

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Cessna 172n

When compared to the Warrior it is better for site seeing. It is easier to look down. You must slightly raise the wing to clear the area of traffic before you make turns. It is a little harder for a new pilot to taxi a C172 than it is to taxi the Warrior. The high-wing gives better cover from sun in the summer, and rain in the winter.

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Cessna 172s

When compared to the Piper Warrior/Archer it is better for site seeing.

It is easier to look down. You must slightly raise the wing to clear the area of traffic before you make turns. It is a little harder for a new pilot to taxi a C172 than it is to taxi the Warrior. The high-wing gives better cover from sun in the summer, and rain in the winter. All Cessna 172 s models have a IFR approved GPS navigation system. Most have autopilots.

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Piper Warrior

When compared to the Cessna 172 it has better upper and side visibility for cruising and turning, but is poor for site seeing as the wing blocks the view directly downward especially for rear seat passengers. It is very easy to taxi. The Warrior and Archer only have one cabin door on the co-pilot side.

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Piper Archer

When compared to the Cessna 172 it has better upper and side visibility for cruising and turning, but is poor for site seeing as the wing blocks the view directly downward especially for rear seat passengers. It is very easy to taxi. The Archer 3 has a Garmin 430 IFR approved GPS, and most have autopilots as well. It has the highest weight carrying capacity.

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C172s with G1000 panel

On the left side the primary flight display or PFD contains all of the 6 flight instruments.

The right side multifunction display or MFD has the engine instruments and a large IFR approved GPS moving map display.