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Ascend 172172 Ascent Reimagined

Familiar to tens of thousands of current and familiar, and fun to fly!

The Airplanes

The Ascend 172’s comprehensive remanufacture involves a rigorous process of new parts, inspection, and renovation to provide you with the quality craftsmanship you expect from Yingling Aircraft.

The Ascend 172 transformation begins with a major airframe inspection including compliance with all Supplemental Inspection Documents “SID” items, engine and propeller overhaul. All new digital engine gauges, radio, navigation systems, and analog flight instruments provide you with the reliability and comfort of modernized equipment.

The transformation is complete with an updated appearance package, including a total renovation of the interior and a distinctive signature paint scheme.

Performance Specifications
Engine Lycoming O-320 / O-360
Horsepower 160hp / 180hp
Gross Weight 2300lbs / 2400 lbs
Useful Load 897lbs / 975 lbs
Rate of Climb at Sea Level 770 fpm /800-1000 fpm
Maximum Range 575 nm
Top Speed 125 knts / 135 kts
Service Ceiling 14,200 ft

By the Numbers

Where else can you get this kind of bang for your buck? The Ascend 172 is ideal for flying clubs, flight schools, partnerships, and individual owners. It can be the foundation for building a community and will deliver fun flying and adventure at a relatively low cost. The Yingling craftsmen go through these airplanes from spinner to tail, and produce an airplane that has the look and feel of a brand new C-172. In the “you get what you pay for” world of aviation, there is real value in an airplane that is in virtually the same condition it was when it rolled off the showroom floor, at a fraction of today’s cost.

Direct and Indirect Expenses Unit Cost Hourly Cost
Fuel (160 hp engine) $4.75/gallon 40.38
Oil change $221.90/50 hrs $4.44
Additional oil $7.25/qt/6 hrs $1.33
Overhaul reserves $22,000/2000 hrs $11.00
100-hour inspection $770 $7.70
Maintenance reserves $1000/year $1.43
Annual inspection $1,850 $2.65
Insurance $8,000/year $11.43
Database updates $660/year $0.95
Tiedown rental $1800/yr $1.29
Loan payment $1230/mo $21.08
TOTAL COST/HR $95.98

*Estimated costs for a flying club of up to 10 members flying a total of 700 hours per year.

Purchasing an Ascend 172

*Standard VFR Package ($159,900.00 Base Price)

  • NEW TSO’d Flight Instruments
  • Garmin GTR-225 Comm
  • Garmin GTX-327 Mode-C Transponder
  • PS Engineering PM3000 Intercom
  • SIRS Navigator Wet Compass
  • Aerospace Logic Digital Engine Instruments

*Basic IFR/VFR Trainer Package ($165,929.00 Base Price)

  • NEW TSO’d Flight Instruments
  • Garmin GTR-255 Nav/Comm
  • Garmin GTX-327 Mode-C Transponder
  • PS Engineering PM3000 Intercom
  • SIRS Navigator Wet Compass
  • Aerospace Logic Digital Engine Instruments

*Level 2 IFR Package ($177,015.00 Base Price)

  • NEW TSO’d Flight Instruments
  • Garmin GTN-650 GPS/Nav/Comm w?GI-106A Dual-Needle CDI
  • Garmin GTX-327 Mode-C Transponder
  • Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel w/Marker
  • SIRS Navigator Wet Compass
  • Aerospace Logic Digital Engine Instruments

*172N with 160hp Lycoming O-320-H2AD Engine

Each Ascend 172 will be delivered to the original Purchaser with a one year or 200 tach hour warranty (whichever occurs first) on the workmanship and hardware. These warranties will apply as long as the aircraft is repaired at a Yingling Aviation Authorized Service Facility. Yingling will also extend to the Purchaser any applicable product warranties provided by manufacturers or suppliers of applicable component parts installed on the aircraft.

To view more options and learn more, call Yingling toll free at 800-835-0083 or visit the Ascend 172 webpage.

AOPA Aviation Finance and AOPA Insurance Services have developed special packages to help your group finance and insure your Ascend aircraft. Whether you are making the purchase for a flying club, a partnership, or a flight school, AOPA has worked with lenders and insurance brokers to provide competitive rates on the financing and coverage you need. For AOPA financing information, visit finance.aopa.org, or call 1-800-622-AOPA. Contact AOPA Insurance services at insurance.aopa.org, or call 1-800-622-AOPA.