The Cessna 150 is a two-seater, single engine aircraft with a wing span of 9.97 m. Like all other Cessna models, the Cessna 150 is a high-wing monoplane. Its exceptional features are the sloping wings and the non-retractable landing gear at the nose. It has two seats next to each other and is equipped with electrically operated landing flaps. The Cessna 150 was powered by a piston engine with 102 hp and in good conditions could fly more than 700 kilometres with one tankful.
A Cessna 150 flew for the first time in September 1957. It was mainly produced in the USA. In France a licence version with the term F-150 was built. Until the production was stopped four models of the Cessna 150 were developed with different standards of equipment and a wide range of choice equipment. For example there were structural reinforcements through which the aircraft could also be used for aerobatic flying. In 1977 the Cessna 150 was replaced by the succeeding model Cessna 152.
Through the simple construction of the aircraft it was possible to keep the production costs low. Up to now about 25,000 specimens of the Cessna 150 have been built. Worldwide there is still a large number in use. The Cessna 150 is one of the most popular small aircraft in the world and is used mostly for pilot training. It is also very widespread as a sport and private aircraft. There are also military customers who also use the Cessna for pilot training. In Paraguay it served for surveillance of waterways. It has also been in use in some African countries. The main reasons for this popularity are above all the smooth flight, the high level of flight security and a very good flying performance.