A training and reference guidebook for the Cessna 172. A companion to the pilot's operating handbook, expanding on the information provided, explaining in depth the technical information and operating procedures and providing tips to improve airmanship. Great for support to structured practical flight training on the aircraft or as a reference manual for pilots who already fly the aircraft. Compiled from manufacturers' maintenance manuals, a range of Cessna 172 Pilot Operating Handbooks from various models, and the authors' personal experience as flight instructors and charter pilots on the C172. The explanations are straight forward and easy to understand with photographs, diagrams, and schematics. The flight operations section includes standard practices for normal, abnormal and emergency flight operations, including performance planning, and sample calculations.