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Cessna 182 POH

Posted by on February 7, 2010 9 Comments Category : Flight Instructor Blog Tags : ,

I can remember vividly my first flight in a Cessna 182.  For me, it was the first step beyond the training airplanes of the Cessna 152, 172 and 172RG.  The Sylane was a “real” airplane, equipped with a 230 horse power engine!  If I’m not mistaken, my first flight in a Cessna 182 was actually in a Cessna 182RG (retractable gear) which made it just that more exciting because it required that I get both a high performance AND complex endorsements.

So in case you’re getting ready for your first flight in a “real” airplane, I am providing for download a scanned copy of a 1979 Cessna 182Q POH.   This is provided for informational purposes only and is only to be used as a flight training reference. And unlike the C172 POH also available for download, this POH contains all the sections including the Airplane Handling and Servicing ( section 8 ) and Supplements (section 9) section for equipment that was optionally installed on this particular serial (which I have erased).

A little information about the Cessna 182Q.  First off, Cessna built 710 Q’s in 1979 alone (that’s quite a testament to how many total airplanes were being produced then).  The 182Q had the Continental O-470-U engine which developed 230 HP.  The Cessna 182Q had a top speed of 148 knots and dirty stall speed of 50 knots.  In 1979, the Cessna 182Q had a standard fuel capacity of 92 gallons which was an increase of almost  31 gallons from the standard tanks on the 78′ Q.  With those extra big tanks, the 182Q could fly for nearly 6.2 hours at 144knots for a range of nearly 900 miles!   I’m not sure when the Little John was invented, but I’m guessing now perhaps in the late 70s or so.

So here you go.  The 1979 Cessna 182Q POH

Cessna 182 POH (13067)


  1. Gabe on Feb 23, 2010

    Still have never flown a 182, but looking forward to that chance. Thanks for sharing the POH!

  2. Bruno on Apr 23, 2010

    Hi there, thanks a lot for sharing!
    I´ve done a few hours on a 182 and I really enjoyed it.
    For my surprise, that 230hp engine is NOT thirsty at all. We´ve been checking its consumptions and we´re doing and average of 30 liters/hour with a setting of 22/2300 at 3000` (120Kts TAS).
    Lovely plane.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  3. Judy on May 20, 2010

    Hi – that was a really nice thing to do – sharing your C182 POH.

    🙂 I have been flying one on floats for some time now and have just bought a 1976 182P which we are restoring and going to put on floats too! Beautifuly airplanes!

    Thank you so much!

  4. Juergen on Nov 07, 2010


    does anyone have or know of a PDF Version of a POH for te 1971 C182N Skylane (O-470-R Engine) and direct me in the right direction?

    Best Regards,

  5. David on Jan 05, 2012

    I have a question, is the POH the same for the C-182E than for the C-182T???

    could I refer to the same POH???



  6. Sandra on Jun 07, 2012


    No, it’s a completely different model. The T model is fuel injected and has the G1000.


  7. David on Sep 06, 2012

    Anyone know where I can get the 1979 R182 POH? I have the 1978 but the fuel, speeds etc don’t match up with the 79 R182. Thanks


  8. tobias almeida on Mar 17, 2016

    I ned a STC
    YEAR 1976

  9. ezFlyer on Dec 23, 2016

    Thanks for the online POH. Had one could not find it, I’m about to start flying a C182 again.

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