JOIN THE LOWEST COST FLYING CLUB AROUND

Share for sale (1/15) for a 1977 Cessna 172N in the equity-based CAVU Flying Club. CAVU's Cessna 172N is based at Timmerman Airport (KMWC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The plane is affectionately known by the membership as "Uncle Victor" based on the last two characters of its tail number—N734UV.

Cessna 172

As the most popular aircraft ever built, the 172 is an ideal platform for pilot training, cross-country flights, or even just a quick breakfast run

Our Plane

Uncle Victor was purchased new by CAVU Flying Club and has been owned, operated, and maintained by our membership for over 40 years

Performance

900lbs of useful load—flight plan at 110kts and 8gph—40 gallon capacity means 440nm range over 4 hours, leaving one hour fuel reserve

 

Engine & Airframe

Our Cessna Skyhawk has a total airframe time of around 6,000 hours, with about 2,100 hours on the 160hp engine, and it's always hangared

Avionics

New avionics including Garmin GMA 340 audio panel, Garmin GTN 650 IFR GPS, and Garmin GTX 345 transponder with ADS-B In and Out capabilities

Recent Upgrades

LED instument panel backlights, Power Flow exhaust, increased max gross weight by limiting flaps to 30°, and LED landing and taxi lights

 

Flight Panel

NEW AVIONICS

 
 

New in June 2017
 

New avionics as of June 2017 including Garmin GMA 340 audio panel, Garmin GTN 650 IFR GPS, and Garmin GTX 345 transponder with ADS-B In and Out capabilities

 
 

Comparison of flying costs

The ability to share costs as part of a club makes flying more affordable. See below for a sample of costs based on prices for similar aircraft across various options in our area.

Owning a Plane

  • Purchase Price: $50,000
  • Fixed Costs: $500/month
  • Maintenance Costs: $200/month
  • Hourly Cost: $50/hr
  • Annual Usage: 25 hours
  • Annual Costs: $9,650/year + purchase

The freedom of owning your own airplane is great, but it comes at the expense of the single owner being responsible for all of the costs.

Renting a Plane

  • Purchase Price: $0
  • Fixed Costs: $0
  • Maintenance Costs: $0
  • Hourly Cost: $140/hr
  • Annual Usage: 25 hours
  • Annual Costs: $3,500/year

On the plus side, renting doesn't have any fixed costs or maintenance concerns. However, it also never gets less expensive per hour.

Flying Club

  • Purchase Price: $3,500 (negotiated)
  • Fixed Costs: $105/month
  • Maintenance Costs: $0/month
  • Hourly Cost: $65/hr (tach time)
  • Annual Usage: 25 hours (~19 hours tach)
  • Annual Costs: $2,500/year + purchase

A nice split between the freedom of renting (at a higher hourly cost) and the expense of owning outright. Splitting costs can save big money!

 
 
Home
 

Home of N734UV and the CAVU Flying Club

 
Our Plane
 

Meet our Cessna 172N—N734UV (Uncle Victor)

 
Photos
 

Photos of our adventures with Uncle Victor

 
Contact Us
 

Membership and general aviation information

 
 

Come Fly with CAVU

Check out a few of our recent trips with Uncle Victor

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About CAVU

CAVU Flying Club is a non-profit corporation with the purpose of providing aircraft and social activities for its membership. Our aircraft, affectionately known as Uncle Victor, gets its name from the last two characters of its registered tail number, N734UV.

Contact Us

Do you have questions or want more information on joining the club? Contact us below.