Mankato Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

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While CAP does have several specialized aircraft like De Havilland Beavers, Maules, and gliders, the following information represents the majority of our fleet:

Cessna C-172 Skyhawk

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk.
  • Performance:
    • Cruise Speed: 120 knots
    • Range: 520 nautical miles
    • Full Fuel Payload: 525 pounds
    • Passengers: 2 or 3
    • Endurance: 3½ hours (with 1 hour reserve)
    • Service Ceiling: 13,000 feet
  • Special Capabilities:
    • Communications: VHF-AM, VHF-FM
    • Navigation: Enroute GPS, VOR
    • Reconnaissance: Radio Direction Finder, Visual
  • Number:
    • 262 / Nationwide

Cessna C-182 Skylane

The Cessna 182 Skylane
  • Performance:
    • Cruise Speed: 135 knots
    • Range: 630 nautical miles
    • Full Fuel Payload: 650 pounds
    • Passengers: 3
    • Endurance: 4 hours (with 1 hour reserve)
    • Service Ceiling: 15,000 feet
  • Special Capabilities:
    • Communications: VHF-AM, VHF-FM, Satellite Telephone (≈100 aircraft)
    • Navigation: Approach GPS, VOR
    • Reconnaissance: Satellite Digital Imaging System (≈100 aircraft), Camera Window (185 aircraft), Visual
  • Number:
    • 235 / Nationwide

Cessna C-206

The Cessna 206 Stationair
  • Performance:
    • Cruise Speed: 145 knots
    • Range: 650 nautical miles
    • Full Fuel Payload: 725 pounds
    • Passengers: 5
    • Endurance: 4½ hours (with 1 hour reserve)
    • Service Ceiling: 15,000 feet
  • Special Capabilities:
    • Communications: VHF-AM, VHF-FM, Satellite Telephone (≈10 aircraft)
    • Navigation: Approach GPS, VOR
    • Reconnaissance: Radio Direction Finder, Satellite Digital Imaging System (≈10 aircraft), Camera Window (10 aircraft), Visual
  • Number:
    • 22 / Nationwide

Gippsland GA-8 Airvan

The Gippsland GA-8 Airvan.
  • Performance:
    • Cruise Speed: 125 knots
    • Range: 730 nautical miles
    • Full Fuel Payload: 1,000 pounds
    • Passengers: 6
    • Endurance: 5 hours (with 1 hour reserve)
    • Service Ceiling: 15,000 feet
    • Communications: VHF, Satellite Telephone (all aircraft)
  • Special Capabilities:
    • Navigation: Approach GPS, VOR
    • Reconnaissance: Radio Direction Finder (all aircraft), Satellite Digital Imaging System (all aircraft), Hyperspectral Imaging (all aircraft), Camera Window (all aircraft) Visual
  • Number:
    • 16 / Nationwide
Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 February 2008 16:15 )