The Cessna 182 Skylane is a single piston engine, 4 seat airplane. The 182 was first introduced by Cessna in 1956 and since that time, has had a variety of additional models and variants released. The 182 is Cessna’s second most popular airplane model after the 172. Starting in 1978 and going until 1986, a retractable gear Skylane was offered with and without turbocharging engines. The 182 is typically powered by a Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5 230 hp (172 kW) engine and a 3-bladed constant speed propeller. The top speed of the 182 is 173 mph.