Cessna 140 3 view

The Cessna 140 history begins in 1946 after World War II. This aircraft is a single-engine, two-seat aircraft powered by a four-cylinder piston engine. It holds the pilot and one passenger.

The production of the Cessna 140 ended in 1950. The original 140 has metal fuselage and fabric wings with metal control surfaces. However, this later 140A model has entire metal wings. There were 7,664 aircraft built between1946 and 1950. These aircraft are spread out over the globe.

The final version of the Cessna 140 is considered the Cessna 140A. This final version was introduced in 1949. It had a standard 90 H.P. Continental C9 engine with aluminum covered wings and metal control panels. The 140 version uses the 85 H.P. Continental C-85-12 engine. One benefit of the Cessna 140 is that the flexibility of the aircraft makes it very easy to fly in remote areas or off of grassy landings strips.


  • Engine: Continental C-85 four cylinder, four stroke, horizontally opposed aircraft engine
  • Horsepower: 85 hp
  • Weight: Empty 890 lb
  • Max Takeoff 1450 lb
  • Wing Span: 33 ft. 4 in.
  • Length: 21 ft. 6 in.
  • Height:  6 ft. 3 in


  • Maximum Speed: 125 mph
  • Cruise Speed: 105 mph
  • Ceiling: 15,500 ft.
  • Range: 450 miles
  • Crew:  Pilot
  • Cost: $3495.00 in 1946
  • Fuel Burn: 4-5 gallons per hour