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Cessna 140

Built between 1946 and 1949

Engine: Continental C85-12 Horsepower: 85 Recommended time before overhaul: 1,800 hours Wingspan: 32.67 feet Length: 20.75 feet Height: 6.25 feet Empty weight: 860 lbs Gross weight 1450 lbs Rate of climb: 680 ft/min Service ceiling: 15,500 feet Max Fuel: 25 gallons Range: 315 NM 75% cruise: 91 kts Stall Speed: 39 kts Takeoff: 650 feet Landing: 460 feet Takeoff over 50-foot obstacle: 1850 ft Landing over 50-foot obstacle: 1530 ft

Cessna 140A

Built between 1949 and 1951

Engine: Continental C90-12 Horsepower: 90 Recommended time before overhaul: 1,800 hours Wingspan 33.25 feet Length: 20.75 feet Height: 6.25 feet Empty weight: 860 lbs Gross weight 1500 lbs Rate of climb: 640 ft/min Service ceiling: 15,500 feet Standard Fuel: 25 gallons Max Fuel: 42 gallons Range 315 NM 75% cruise: 91 kts Stall Speed: 39 kts Takeoff: 680 feet Landing: 460 feet Takeoff over 50-foot obstacle: 1850 ft Landing over 50-foot obstacle: 1530 ft

These are great little airplanes, cheap to buy, cheap to operate and very reliable. Some of the earlier 140’s had cloth wing coverings, the others were all aluminum. Also a great plane to get a tailwheel endorsement in your log book.

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