Cessna 150L

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Cessna
Markings
Johnnie Anderson, 1983
Designation
150L
Registration
N18588
Serial Number
15073966

Cessna 150L

Designed as a follow up to the Cessna 140A as a two seat trainer the Model 150 entered production in 1958 and met with resounding success. The 150 outsold all similar aircraft throughout the 1960s and 1970s. By the late 1960s over half of all civil flight training in the United States was being done in the Model 150. The main criterion for the Model 150 was reasonable performance at a low cost. The aircraft delivered both and has remained popular both as a trainer and for pleasure flying. The L version of the Model 150 was introduced in 1971. Modifications included a longer dorsal fin to improve stability and modified landing gear that reduced weight and improved the plane’s handling on the ground. It was also Cessna’s habit to give each model year’s aircraft a different paint scheme, even if no other changes were made.

Specifications
Wingspan 33 ft 2 in
Length 23 ft 11 in
Height 8 ft 6 in
Weight 1,600 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 124 mph
Service Ceiling 14,000 ft
Range 733 miles
Engines 1 Continental O-200-A piston engine, 100 horsepower
Crew 2