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CESSNA 150 Commuter

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Name 150 Commuter
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group 1

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA Commuter
CESSNA 150 Commuter
CESSNA Aerobat (A150)
CESSNA A150 Aerobat
FMA Aerobat
FMA A-A150 Aerobat
FMA A-150
REIMS FA150 Aerobat
REIMS FRA150 Aerobat
REIMS F150 Commuter
REIMS Aerobat (FA150/FRA150)
REIMS Commuter

CESSNA 150 Commuter

CESSNA 150 Commuter


Primary and aerobatic trainer. In service since 1958. CESSNAs return development to the two seat trainer market. Replaced by CESSNA 152 from 1977. Note: Has 1 side window.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.2 m33.465 ft <br />
Length 6.6 m21.654 ft <br />
Height 2.1 m6.89 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 x 100 HP Continental O-200-A piston engine with two blade propeller.
Engine model Continental O-200

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 100 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 410 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 700700 kg <br />0.7 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL155 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 270270 nm <br />500,040 m <br />500.04 km <br />1,640,551.182 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C150

  • F16 / C150, vicinity Berkeley County SC USA, 2015 (On 7 July 2015, a mid-air collision occurred between an F16 and a Cessna 150 in VMC at 1,600 feet QNH in Class E airspace north of Charleston SC after neither pilot detected the conflict until it was too late to take avoiding action. Both aircraft subsequently crashed and the F16 pilot ejected. The parallel civil and military investigations conducted noted the limitations of see-and-avoid and attributed the accident to the failure of the radar controller working the F16 to provide appropriate timely resolution of the impending conflict.)