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Cessna 150

Additional costs

Classroom briefings:

Annual membership:

Booking cancellation fee:
$60.00 Instructional flight only

The aircraft hirer is responsible for any landing and en-route charges.

All aircraft are hired at a wet rate from Amberley. For avgas fuel purchases made away from Amberley, the Aircraft Hirer is responsible for paying the difference from the Amberley fuel price of $2.30 per litre.

Underpayments will be debited to the Aircraft Hirer’s account.

About the aircraft

The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use. It is simple, robust, and easy to fly. For these reasons it has become one of the world’s most popular basic trainers.

Cockpit visibility is generally good other than directly above the aircraft, where the view is blocked by the wing. This obstruction is of particular concern when, as is the case with most high-wing aircraft, the inside-turn wing blocks vision in the direction of a turn. As a partial remedy to this some 150s, including all Aerobats, feature a pair of overhead skylights.

Due to its light weight and light wing loading (10 lb/sq ft), the aircraft is sensitive to turbulence. Power-on and power-off stalls are easily controlled. Normal spin recovery techniques are highly effective.

VH-TCO is available for private hire and aerobatic flights (for appropriately licenced and endorsed members) but not for initial training.

A150M Aerobat

1970 was the year that Cessna introduced the A150K Aerobat with final Cessna 150 production culminating in toe 150M Aerobat. It retained the 100 horsepower (75 kW) Continental O-200 all 150s used, but differed from the baseline 150 in having more structural strength, being rated +6/-3 g. Other “aerobatic” features included four-point harnesses for both occupants, dual overhead skylights for upward visibility (which, while standard on the Cessna 140, had not been part of the 150 design) jettisonable doors, a more sporty checkerboard paint scheme and removable seat cushions so that parachutes could be worn. In 1970, an Aerobat cost $12,000 as opposed to the $11,450 price for a 150 Commuter model.

NOTE: For Cessna 150 availability, check E-Allocator


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