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1969 Cessna 172K – N78548

The Cessna 172 is the most recognizable plane in the world. No aircraft has been produce in higher numbers and has flown as many pilots as a Cessna 172. Our members regularly use N78548 for primary and instrument flight training as well as cross country trips to destinations around the entire U.S.A. N78548 was the first plane purchase by Bakalar Flying Club in 2017 and has undergone several upgrades since, including a new transponder, WAAS GPS, and removal of the vacuum system.

Specifications

  • Garmin GNS430W Nav/Com/GPS
  • Garmin G5 AI/PFD
  • Garmin G5 HSI
  • Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B In/Out Transponder
  • 180 hp Engine STC
  • Useful Load Increase
  • Auxiliary Fuel Tanks
  • Last Major Engine Overhaul: September 2019

Pilot Requirements

There are no special requirements to fly N78548, however a simple checkout is required prior to your first flight.


1970 Cessna 182N – N92913

N92913 was purchased in December, 2020 as an upgrade to our Piper Cherokee 140. The extra cabin space, increased horsepower, more useful load, and higher cruise speed make N92913 a fantastic cross country airplane. The engine was given a complete teardown and rebuild in 2021 and mated with a new Hartzell constant speed propeller.

Specifications

  • Continental O-470 230 HP
  • Garmin GNS430W Nav/Com/GPS
  • Garmin GTX-345 ADS-B In/Out
  • Garmin G5 – AI/PFD
  • Garmin G5 – HSI
  • Garmin GFC-500 2-Axis Autopilot + Pitch Trim
  • Garmin FlightStream 210
  • Extended Range Fuel Tanks
  • Qualifies as a Technically Advanced Aircraft

Pilot Requirements

Our insurance requires members must have at least 100 hours of total time prior to acting as PIC in N92913. Additionally, members with little or no previous Cessna 182 experience must complete 5 hours of dual instruction in N92913 before being “signed off” to fly.


Aircraft Acquisitions & Upgrades

We are constantly evaluating our aircraft and determining how to best meet the mission of our members. That typically involves keeping aircraft up to date with modern equipment, or upgrading planes all together.

  • October 2017 – Completed the purchase of our 1st aircraft – N78548
  • May 2018 – Completed the purchase of our 2nd plane – N6730W – Piper Cherokee 140
  • April 2019 – Updated aircraft for 2020 compliance by installing the Lynx NGT-9000 transponder in each
  • September 2019 – Completed the overhaul of N78548’s engine
  • December 2020 – Sold N6730W and purchased N92913 – Cessna 182
  • December 2020 – Upgraded N78548’s Garmin 430 Nav/Com/GPS to WAAS
  • September 2021 – N92913 Engine Rebuild and New Propeller
  • October 2021 – Installed Dual G5 Instruments in N78548
  • March 2022 – N92913 Dual Garmin G5 + GFC-500 autopilot installation
  • Late 2022/2023 – N78548 interior & exterior refurbishment