Cessna 195b

In addition to all of the other birds at Camarillo this weekend, this one rolled by on the taxiway.

It’s a 1952 Cessna 195b, one of the only radial engine planes that Cessna built after WWII.

Not quite as pretty to my eye as a Beech Staggerwing (if anyone out there wins the lottery and wants me to smile just a TON, I would take a Staggerwing in a heartbeat!) this is nevertheless a very good looking aircraft.

In this closest picture, I noticed the aircraft’s name up by the nose – “Patience.” I was surprised to see in researching the aircraft that it had a very impressive speed capability, cruising at 170 mph with a max speed of 178 mph and a service ceiling of 18,300 feet. Given that a “modern” Cessna 172 cruises at 140 mph with a service ceiling of 14,000 feet, that’s outstanding performance!

A guy can dream…

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One response to “Cessna 195b

  1. I like that sort of cruising and height level information – all adds to the background for my books!!

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