Cessna 162 SkyCatcher Promo

This video was produced in 2007 when the aircraft was first announced. Now, due to sagging market interest, Cessna is scrapping its unsold SkyCatcher 162 single-piston light-sport airplanes. The plane was aimed at growing and training general aviation pilots by starting out in an LSA, light sport aircraft. Cessna had actually ended sales efforts of the SkyCatcher in the beginning of 2014. The plane was under contract to be manufactured in Shenyang, China, and was assembled at the beginning in Wichita at Yingling Aviation and then later assembled at Cessna’s Independence, Kansas facility. Cessna reportedly said that in 2010, it had more than 1,000 orders for the SkyCatcher. It had originally been priced at $109,500 but two years later, that price had jumped to $149,000. It had been reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), that Cessna had sold and delivered 188 of the aircraft between the years 2009 and 2012. Many thought that the plane was too expensive. In addition, light sport aircraft had not been in huge market demand. The Promo video touts all the fun aspects about the plane, so just enjoy that while you wait to find one for sale.