avbug said:I prefer the full EFIS and Honeywell Primus Suite in the Cessna 152, over the basic steam gage setup in the 172. Further, the convenience and reliability of the turbojet engine makes it a far superior mount. Plus, it comes with it's own complimentary monkey...
The 172 offers standup convenience (for those too proud to sit on the lav), and the sex appeal of a larger, more stately ride at the FBO ramp.
For both, the executive appointment and reclining bucket seats with built in shiatzu massage fingers makes extended flights most enjoyable, while preserving one's look and attire for the inevitable worshippers waiting breathlessly at rampside upon one's return.
I'd give both a thumbs up.
I agree, and you are the first person who has mentioned that. When I went from 152 to 172, it felt like I was sitting on a bar stool. I tried lowering the seat but then I couldn't see over the nose. Why did they make the floor so low? Also, with the way you sit the visibility during turns is a bit better in the 152, at least compared to 172, I know it is still a high-wing airplane. The cons of the 152 are the lack of space and weight problems mentioned. However they almost disappear when you fly solo (then it fits like a glove).tarp said:
The biggest difference will be the way you sit in the plane and comfort. The C-152 reminds me of British sports cars like MG-B’s and Triumph’s where you sit on the floor and move the pedals. The C-172 is opposite in that it reminds me of a Chrysler mini-van where you sit like you are in a kitchen chair.