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Cessna 172 POH

Posted by on March 19, 2009 30 Comments Category : Flight Instructor Blog Tags : , , , , ,

cessna-172-pohI’ve been going through my computer lately, trying to do a little housecleaning and organizing of some old files.  While browsing through some folders, I stumbled unto a little gem that I thought I would share with you, a digital copy of a Cessna 172 N Model POH in Adobe PDF format!  What a nice little find,  I felt like I had just put on an old jacket and found a $10 bill in a pocket.

So, this file is now available for immediate download on askacfi.com.  Again, this is a 1978 Cessna 172N POH in Abobe PDF format.  You can download this now and use for your own personal reference or use it as a training aid for studying performance charts and graphs.  You could also use this for helping to brush up on general systems knowledge.   This is obviously never to be used in lieu of the required Airplane Flight Manual and is to be used for training / studying only.

I have added this to a new section on askacfi.com simply entitled downloads.  I will be adding to this section as I find more files like the C172 POH and others.

Enjoy and download here:

C172N Information Manual (30500)

30 Comments



  1. Topics about Airplanes » Archive » Download Cessna 172 POH (PDF) on Mar 19, 2009

    [...] Ask a CFI created an interesting post today on Download Cessna 172 POH (PDF)Here’s a short outlineI’ve been going through my computer lately, trying to do a little housecleaning and organizing of some old files.  While browsing through some folders, I stumbled unto a little gem that I thought I would share with you, a digital copy of a Cessna 172 N Model POH in Adobe PDF format!  What a nice little find,  I felt like I had just put on an old jacket and found a $10 bill in a pocket. So, this file is now available for immediate download on askacfi.com.  Again, this is a 1978 Cessna 172N POH [...]



  2. Patrick Flannigan on Mar 20, 2009

    Wonderful find! I’m a bit of a POH collector, so thanks for uploading this Paul.



  3. TheGimliGlider on Mar 22, 2009

    This is awesome!



  4. Ryan on May 27, 2009

    Thanks for posting this. I have to make the switch to the 172 froma 152 to finish my licence and wanted some material to read.



  5. Jason on Jun 10, 2009

    Great resource… Really appreciate you uploading this.



  6. William Evans on Jul 06, 2009

    i was looking for this manual since i am reviving my long asleep license. thank you



  7. Paul on Aug 29, 2009

    Glad that you guys are enjoying the manual. I’ll be adding some other manuals shortly…stay tuned.



  8. Ray Hara on Sep 01, 2009

    Thanks for the Copy of the C172N POH. Do you have a copy for the C172P, S, or R. in pdf format.

    Blue skies,

    Ray Hara



  9. Vince Bezzina on Oct 14, 2009

    Just happened on this site while I was looking for help with aviation study in ground courses.
    I am flying a 172R at the moment i understand it is slightly different but will be a great assistance.

    Many Thanks

    vince



  10. Marc on Nov 06, 2009

    Hey, really appreciate this. Just acquired one and this was an awesome help amidst all the initial sticker shock. Tailwinds…



  11. Skip on Nov 16, 2009

    WOW – this is just what I was looking for – THANKS!!!



  12. Jorge on Feb 02, 2010

    Hello, I have downloaded the Cessna 172N POH, but I have noticed that there are several missing pages. The equipment list pages 6-14 to 6-23, and the entire Section 8 (Airplane Handling, Service & Maintenance) and Section 9 (Supplements) are missing from the scanned document. Please, could you include these pages in the PDF? Thanks in advance….



  13. Jerry Cunningham on Feb 06, 2010

    ditto Jorge above



  14. Paul on Feb 06, 2010

    I trimmed sections of the C172 POH to cut down on the file size / bandwidth. I might do one of 2 things. 1) Just put the large file and deal with the bandwidth issues later or 2) Make the smaller file free but charge a minimal fee for the larger full version. Hmmmm….



  15. Cessna 182 POH | Ask a Flight Instructor on Feb 07, 2010

    [...] 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 [...]



  16. John on Feb 16, 2010

    Pretty sure if you start charging for copyrighted material that the publisher might get a little disturbed.



  17. Paul on Feb 17, 2010

    Yeah, your probably right. Ok, I’ll try and scan in the remaining sections sometime this weekend and append it to the current download. I’ll leave a comment when it is completed.



  18. Matt on Feb 28, 2010

    Looking forward to getting the remaining sections. Thanks.



  19. Lee on Apr 14, 2010

    Thanks. I own a C172N and needed a to verify some data quickly without going all the way out to the airport. Nice copy.



  20. Igor on Jun 08, 2010

    Paul, are you still going to add missing parts to scanned POH?



  21. John on Jun 11, 2010

    What a awesome find! Just when I thought I’d need to fork over another $20+ for this POH, voila! There it is online. Thank you for posting it! j



  22. Chris on Aug 28, 2010

    Thanks, Paul. I was wondering how I would manage to get the POH out of the rental plane I use long enough to scan it. You saved me a lot of trouble!



  23. Joe on Aug 29, 2010

    I’m looking for the Cessna Pilot Information Manual or the POH for a 172R, 160 HP Lycoming fuel injected engine.

    Can anyone help with a .pdf copy?



  24. Joe Sherman on Sep 08, 2010

    While it’s great to have access to this manual, it would have been even better to have the complete manual… sections 8 and 9.



  25. Jerry on Jan 13, 2011

    Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane, Cutlass, RG and Piper Handbooks From 1962 to 2008 are available at http://aviationhere.com/POHMENU.html



  26. Jerry on Mar 18, 2011

    The POH’s on Aviationhere.com are new copies… Depending on the aircraft, the price range begins at $30



  27. RICK on Jan 22, 2012

    THANKS FOR THE POH,,,,IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 1978 AND 1979?



  28. George on Apr 04, 2012

    Thanks Paul for posting this free POH on the 172….Just what I was looking for to use on a flight simulater to brush up on my very rusty manuvers before I spend the big money on my check ride.



  29. Skier88 on Apr 15, 2012

    Hi everybody,

    Can anyone can help me finding a similar pdf one for a 172S?

    Thank you!



  30. tsehaye on Dec 22, 2012

    i am new pilot trainee and i want to know if i can get material which help me for my flight trianing as a beginer

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