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Do You Know These 8 Cessna Planes?

Cessna aircraft cover the entire general aviation line - from fabric covered trainers to 11 passenger commuter twins. Can you answer these 8 questions about Cessna planes?

And, once you're done, check out our 2 minute video on five awesome Cessna slogans from the '50s and '60s. You'll find out what "Land-O-Matic" gear is...


  1. 1) Which aircraft was produced first:

    Awesome!  The Cessna 195 was produced first, entering production in 1947.  The 170 began production in 1948, the 185 in 1961, and the 210 in 1957.

    Incorrect.  The Cessna 195 was produced first, entering production in 1947.  The 170 began production in 1948, the 185 in 1961, and the 210 in 1957.

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  2. 2) In 1967, the Cessna 210 lost its wing struts. This new wing is known as a:

    Awesome!  It's known as a "cantilever" wing.  The original 210's wing, with the external struts, is called a "semi-cantilever" wing.

    Incorrect. It's known as a "cantilever" wing.  The original 210's wing, with the external struts, is called a "semi-cantilever" wing.

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  3. 3) Which of these models wasn't produced by Cessna:

    Awesome!  Cessna never manufactured a turbine 210 Centurion.  Jack Riley converted existing reciprocating P-210s with Pratt & Whitney PT6A-112 turbines.

    Incorrect.  Cessna never manufactured a turbine 210 Centurion.  Jack Riley converted existing reciprocating P-210s with Pratt & Whitney PT6A-112 turbines.

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  4. 4) One of the differences between a Cessna 120 and a 140 is:

    Awesome!  In 1946, Cessna began production of the 140 and 120 line of aircraft.  The airframes are nearly the same. The standard 120 is a stripped down version of the 140; it doesn't have wing flaps, an electrical system or rear quarter windows.

    Incorrect.  In 1946, Cessna began production of the 140 and 120 line of aircraft.  The airframes are nearly the same. The standard 120 is a stripped down version of the 140; it doesn't have wing flaps, an electrical system or rear quarter windows.

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  5. 5) This is a:
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    Awesome!  This is a Cessna 140.  The 140A has a single strut, all-aluminum wing.  The Cessna 140 sports a "v" strut, fabric covered wing.

    Incorrect.  This is a Cessna 140.  The 140A has a single strut, all-aluminum wing.  The Cessna 140 sports a "v" strut, fabric covered wing.

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  6. 6) This is a:
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    Awesome!  The Cessna 190 and 195 were the only post-war radial-engine powered aircraft built by Cessna.  This is a Cessna 195.

    Incorrect.  The Cessna 190 and 195 were the only post-war radial-engine powered aircraft built by Cessna.  This is a Cessna 195.

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  7. 7) Cessna introduced the 402 in 1966 as a derivative of the 411. Which of these names wasn't used for a 402?
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    Awesome!  The "Utililiner" version includes a 10-seat cabin, intended for commuter airline operations.  The "Businessliner" has a 6 to 8 seat interior for corporate transport.

    Incorrect.  The "Utililiner" version includes a 10-seat cabin, intended for commuter airline operations.  The "Businessliner" has a 6 to 8 seat interior for corporate transport.

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  8. 8) The Cessna 402 is:

    Awesome!  The aircraft isn't pressurized, even though the oval windows give it a pressurized look.  Later versions use rectangular cabin windows.

    Incorrect.  The aircraft isn't pressurized, even though the oval windows give it a pressurized look.  Later versions use rectangular cabin windows.

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Now, take 2 minutes and check out our video on Cessna's slogans from the '50s and '60s. They're the reason Cessna planes are so popular...

Aleks Udris

Aleks is a Boldmethod co-founder and technical director. He's worked in safety and operations in the airline industry, and was a flight instructor and course manager for the University of North Dakota. You can reach him at aleks@boldmethod.com.

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