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Press Release by Topic Cessna 172

Ypsilanti, MI — Eastern Michigan University Aviation announced today that it has acquired an Ascend 172 from Suburban Aviation for use in its pilot education program. The Ascend 172 is a remanufactured Cessna Skyhawk which has been updated to “nearly new” status with state-of-the-art avionics, new paint, interior and components by Yingling Aviation of Wichita, KS. EMU Aviation operates a fleet of Cessna 172 at its flight training base on Willow Run Airport (KYIP) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Suburban Aviation, located at Suburban Toledo Airport, was named an Ascend 172 dealer by Yingling in September, 2016 and took delivery of a demonstrator airplane in May of last year.

In June 1911, Clyde Cessna test flew an aircraft he built, becoming the first person to fly between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. Cessna Aircraft was later formed in 1927 and since then has grown to be one of the most well-known general aviation aircraft.