The Cessna 172.  Most pilots have either trained in one or flown one at some point in their careers.  Your non-flying friends think of a 172 when they think of GA aircraft – and let’s be honest we take them for granted.   Venerable, reliable, predictable, a 172 does all things well but not great.

Cessna recently released this video showcasing the 172 and I have to say it actually felt cool to fly a 172….looking more like a luxury car commercial than a spot for a tried an true GA aircraft.  Take a look below and I dare you not to get goose bumps: