If you're a pilot, the odds are you've flown in a Cessna 172. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the Skyhawk:

While you can find a Cessna 172 Skyhawk at nearly any airport around the world, these 10 facts might surprise you.

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When I went to my barber, Bob Crosetti in Taylor Michigan, he built his personal aircraft inside his barber shop in the Cool story.

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The "six pack" in a Cessna 172:  the airspeed indicator (ASI), the attitude indicator (AI)  the altimeter (ALT),  the turn coordinator (TC) the directional gyro (DG) and the vertical speed indicator (VSI).

Sometimes these are all you have to fly the plane safely. The "six pack" in a Cessna the airspeed indicator (ASI), the attitude indicator (AI) the altimeter (ALT), the turn coordinator (TC) the directional gyro (DG) and the vertical speed indicator (VSI).

"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air." #TheBeautyOfFlight - Cessna C172 bush charter departing from an airstrip in Kenya by @tropicairkenya #InstagramAviation by instagramaviation

"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who. looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space. on the infinite highway of the air." - Cessna bush charter departing from an airstrip in Kenya by

When a pilot refers to a 6-pack... its about these six basic instruments on the control panel - not the favored cervesa.

When a pilot refers to a its about these six basic instruments on the control panel

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