As the warm weather approaches, Newport Aviation is considering bringing the Cessna 172RG Cutlass from New Bedford onto our flight line for the spring and summer months.


  • 1980 Cessna 172RG Cutlass.
  • 66 Gallons total fuel @ 12GPH giving it a range of about 5 hours.
  • Cruise speeds at up to 130KTS for long distance flights.
  • Windows that open fully under the wing for aerial photography.
  • Dual VOR with glide slope
  • Basic GPS
  • 4 seats

This could be a great opportunity for Newport pilots to experience a high wing airplane with a further range, faster speeds and gain a complex airplane endorsement from our instructor Adam Ginn.  Pictures can be seen if you click on the "Cessna" link at the top of this page.

I personally just finished up my commercial training requirements in this airplane and it flew very well. The retractable gear system is simple and easy to operate after a checkout with our instructor. It flies comfortably in turbulence and is a stable IFR/Commercial trainer.

If you or anyone else is interested in the possibility of bringing the Cessna onto our flight line for instruction and rental please email Brett: flynewportri@outlook.com or contact Heather. We will make a determination based upon the interest we receive.

Have a Great Weekend and Fly Safe!

-Brett Pollina