C-172 Cessna

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a single engine, four-seat, fixed wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.  The Skyhawk was first produced in 1955.  In 1958, a Cessna 172 was used to set the world record for flight endurance which still stands today.  The pilots were able to refuel and get supplies by flying low above a straight road and a truck would match the speed of the Cessna.  The pilots would then send down a rope and bucket to get supplies and the truck below would send up a hose for refueling.  The pilots decided to end the flight after 64 days and 22 hours in the air.  The Cessna 172 is known as one of the most successful aircraft in history.  

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