The Cessna 162 Sky-catcher is an American side-by-side two-seat, high-wing, strut-braced, tricycle gear light-sport aircraft (LSA) that was designed and produced by Cessna between December 2009 and December 2013. It is the most recently introduced aircraft in the company's general aviation product line and the most recently canceled; its intended market was flight training and personal use.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 22.8 ft (6.95 m)
  • Wingspan: 30.0 ft (9.14 m)
  • Height: 8.53 ft (2.53 m)
  • Wing area: 120 ft² (11.14 m²)
  • Empty weight: 830 lb (376.5 kg)
  • Useful load: 490 lb (222.3 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,320 lb (598.7 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-200D flat-four engine, 100 hp (74.6 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 118 knots (218 km/h (136 mph))
  • Cruise speed: 112 knots (207 km/h (129 mph))
  • Range: 470 nm (870 km (540 smi.)) at 6,000 ft (1830 m)
  • Service ceiling: 15,500 ft (4727 m)
  • Rate of climb: 890 ft/min (4.52 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 11.0 lb/ft² (55.0 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 13.2 lb/hp (8.04 kg/kW)