The RedHawk Cessna
172 is part of a new strategy for Redbird simulators, to
partner with flight schools to provide both simulator and
real-time flying. The RedHawk is powered by a 135 horsepower
turbodiesel engine that gives a cruise speed of 127 knots
while burning 4.5 gallons per hour. The aircraft also features
an updated panel with the Aspen Avionics Evolution 2000 and
the Bendix/King GPS/Navcomm. The outside paint job on this
aircraft is fun to look over. Jack Pelton, former CEO of
Cessna, flew the airplane into Oshkosh on Sunday, July 28, the
day before opening day of AirVenture.
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