Cessna 150-152 Club About the Airplanes
According to Flying ® magazine, The Cessna 150-152 series of Aircraft is the second most popular aircraft model ever made. (First place goes to the four seat Cessna 172).
Cessna 150 Factory Specs
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 120-140's were sold. Cessna stopped production
of the 140 in 1951 in order to focus on four seat aircraft.
In 1966 Cessna restyled the airplane, adding a
jaunty slant to the tail. The new style was enormously popular with pilots.
Cessna made 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.
By the end of production in 1985,
Cessna 150-152's had been manufactured worldwide. More pilots have
flown Cessna 150-152's than any other single model of airplane. Like most
light plane companies in the US, Cessna stopped building light aircraft all
together in the mid 1980's because of
excessive product liability lawsuits. The last
Model 152 rolled off the production line in 1985.