Flight1 Software in cooperation with their sister company Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Inc. has announced the release of its latest product, the Cessna Skyhawk 172R.
The Flight1 Skyhawk 172R captures the spirit and feel of this famous and popular high wing, single engine aircraft. Features include a photo realistic 2D panel, 3D aircraft model, exceptionally clear virtual cockpit, new sounds, and flight dynamics that have been developed using the real performance tables.
Flight1's Skyhawk 172R continues the tradition and commitment in offering you the highest level of product realism and integration for Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004 and Flight Simulator X.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is one of the most popular general aviation aircraft ever created. Tracing its roots back to the original production lineage of the late 1950's, the 172 Skyhawk has undergone many changes.
When the Cessna single engine facility re-emerged in July of 1996, the 172R Skyhawk was reborn. New features included a fuel injected Textron Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine with dual engine driven vacuum pumps, epoxy corrosion proofing, stainless steel control cables, thicker windows and new acoustic soundproofing. Cessna claims the 172R is significantly quieter than the O-320 it replaced, and it can produce its maximum power at just 2400rpm.
GMAX Aircraft Model - Designed in GMAX with exceptional detail. All control surfaces are fully animated, including the cabin door and cargo compartments.
Beautiful 2D-Panel -The 2D-Panel uses high definition technology for unmatched clarity and detail. The unique main panel perspective gives you the feeling of being in the real cockpit. The panel and subpanels can easily be accessed with the included "Panel Manager" which allows you to move around the cockpit with just a few mouse-clicks.
Clickable Virtual Cockpit - The virtual cockpit of the 172R includes incredible detail with full working gauges, switches, and moving parts. This cockpit sets a new milestone in terms of clarity for a virtual cockpit, allowing you to get the full experience of what its like to fly this beautiful aircraft.
Highly Accurate Flight Model - The flight model has been carefully developed right from actual performance tables.
Authentic Sounds by "MeatWater" - The sound package is digitally recorded from an actual Skyhawk 172R, by "MeatWater" Sounds.
Skyhawk 172R Tutorial Flight - The tutorial flight will challenge your flying skills and will require you to perform various manuevers to a given set of tolerances.
Configuration Manager - Use to add/remove passengers, add cargo to the baggage compartment, and then see if you fall within the specified weight limits to fly your aircraft. The configuration manager also includes two selectable flight dynamics models and a wheel pants off/on model.
Text-o-Matic for Repaints - Flight One's proprietary Text-o-Matic aircraft repainting utility allows you to download additional user created paint schemes and install them on your system with just a couple mouse-clicks.
The Skyhawk 172R package also includes extensive documentation, checklists, and specifications to get you flying in no time.
Flight One has provided a dedicated site to showcase the Cessna Skyhawk 172R in high-resolution detail. You can visit the Skyhawk 172R Showcase page at:
The 172R manual provides interactive features that will assist you in understanding the aircraft. The manual is in CHM (Microsoft HTML Help) format, and should be viewable as long as you have a recent version of Internet Explorer installed.
The manual is included in the product, however you are welcome to download this manual for free! Click the link below to download the Skyhawk 172R Manual and see what this aircraft has to offer.
Skyhawk 172R Manual (1.1MB)
Flight1 has included a special tutorial flight with recorded sounds that will help teach you how to flight the 172 for Flight Simulator 2004 users. The flight will watch your performance, and make sure you stay within the "instructor's" limits.
Windows XP / Vista Recommended - Although the 172 Skyhawk may operate under Windows 98 or Me, Flight One can't make any guarantees that you will not encounter problems when using the software with Windows 98 or Me. Flight1 highly recommends Windows XP as it is a true 32-bit operating system, and does not suffer from certain memory limitations of Windows 98 or Me.