N6045W, 2011 Cessna 162 Skycatcher
The Club purchased N6045W, Cessna's newly designed Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), in late December of 2011. After factory installation of some accessories, the airplane was flown from Wichita, KS to Corvallis, OR. This is the first brand new airplane the Club has purchased since the 1970's and, because it is an LSA, it opens new opportunities for Club members.
Features: LSAs are a relatively new addition to general aviation. They can be flown only in VFR conditions, carry no more than two people, including pilot, and weigh no more than 1320 pounds at takeoff. Persons who hold a Private Pilot Certificate or higher can fly them day or night with full Private Pilot privileges. Persons who hold a Sport Pilot Certificate can fly a LSA in the daytime only. The Sport Pilot Certificate requires a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, in contrast to the Private Pilot Certificate, which requires at least 40 hours. In addition, a Sport Pilot does not need a medical certificate, only a driver's license. Thus, the addition of N6045W to the OSFC fleet provides the opportunity for prospective pilots to enjoy the excitement and privileges of being a pilot with much less training, and at much less expense, than was previously required. LSAs can also be used to train for the Private Pilot Certificate so N6045W is truly a multi-purpose platform.
N6045W has a useful load, including fuel, of 454 pounds. It has a cruising speed of 109 knots at 6000 feet, a rate of climb of 880 feet per minute, a service ceiling of 14,625 feet, a range of 336 nautical miles. Plus, it boasts unbeatable Cessna engineering and a proven Continental O200-D1B (100 hp) engine. It is a state-of-the art aircraft with an all "glass" panel, GPS navigation, and synthetic vision.
- Garmin G300 panel with PFD and MFD and moving map GPS
- Garmin SL40 VHF COM transceiver
- Garmin GTX 327 mode A/C transponder
- PS Engineering PM3000 intercom
- AmerKing AK-451 406 MHz ELT