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Redbird C-172 rejuvenation

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Redbird C-172 rejuvenation

Among the Oshkosh displays this year was a rejuvenated older model C-172SP. Designated the "RedHawk", it sports Aspen and Bendix/King cockpit and 135 hp Continental Centurion turbo-diesel engine and MT composite prop. Single-lever power management makes it more jet-like for airline trainees, a likely target market.

Claimed advantage of the use of Jet-A fuel is $3K for a 30-hr PPL course, considering reduced SFC and cheaper fuel. (Still seems a bit optimistic??).

(source: AW&ST Aug 5/12, p.37)
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