Cessna 172

Mountain flight, Courchevel site authorization & altiports

The Cessna C172 is certainly one of the most widespread light aircraft in the world. Simple to implement, robust and reliable, it has seduced light aviation for decades.

In the mountains, he was able to find his place thanks to his short takeoff and landing qualities and his ease of piloting.

Alpine Airlines uses the Cessna 172 for pilot training for the Courchevel qualification, but also for the qualification Méribel, Megève and Alpe d’Huez.

First time flights and sightseeing tours over the 3 valleys, the French Alps and Mont Blanc are carried out with our Cessna 172 and also with our twin-engine P68 OTC.

Our Cessna 172 is the F-HSNO, to stay in the winter theme just like the P68F-HSKI


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3
  • Length: 8.28 m
  • Envergure: 11 m
  • Height: 2.72 m
    Wing surface: 16.2 m2
    Profile: NACA 2412
    Empty mass: 744 kg


  • Distance: 959 km (518 NM) at 75 power and 8,500 ft
  • Ceiling 4,250 m (14,000 ft)
  • Climb rate: 3.7 m/s (730 ft/min)

Video “around the patch” in Courchevel !

Landing and take-off at Courchevel Altiport – Cessna 172 F-HSNO