General Information

  • Hourly Rate (dry): $54.94
  • Horsepower: 100
  • Seats: 2 People
  • Useful Load: 423 lbs
  • Fuel Burn: 5 gph
  • Ceiling: 12,650
  • Speed: 102 kias
  • Fuel capacity: 25 gallons


  • Horton STOL Kit
  • Texas Tailwheel Conversion
  • uAvionix AV-30C Attitude Indicator
  • uAvionix AV-30C Heading Indicator
  • uAvionix Tail Beacon X ADS-B out
  • Student Pilot Certificate or Higher
  • Tailwheel Endorsement
  • Satisfactory Checkout with a Club Instructor

This Aircraft has a density altitude limit of 6600′.  

Summer Operations in a 100 HP C150

  1. Adjust for Density Altitude:

    • Temperature and Altitude Effects: As altitude increases, the air becomes less dense, resulting in reduced engine performance and aerodynamic efficiency. At a density altitude of 6600 feet, the engine produces less power, and the propeller and wings are less efficient.
    • Performance Charts: Use the performance charts to find the rate of climb at the given density altitude. If the POH is not available, a general estimation can be made using rules of thumb.
  2. Estimate Rate of Climb at 6600 feet Density Altitude:

    • Rule of Thumb for Climb Rate Reduction: On average, for every 1000 feet increase in density altitude, the rate of climb decreases by about 10-12% for small piston-engine aircraft.
    • Calculating the Estimated Climb Rate:
      • Sea level rate of climb: 670 fpm.
      • Density altitude increase: 6600 feet.
      • Percentage reduction: (6600 feet / 1000 feet) * 10% = 66%.
      • Estimated reduction in climb rate: 670 fpm * 66% = 442 fpm.
      • Estimated rate of climb at 6600 feet density altitude: 670 fpm – 442 fpm = 228 fpm.



The estimated climb performance of a Cessna 150 with an O-200 engine at a field elevation of 4700 feet on a density altitude day of 6600 feet is approximately 228 feet per minute. This estimate assumes standard conditions and no other external factors like wind or aircraft weight beyond typical values for the model. For precise performance data, always refer to the specific aircraft’s POH and performance charts.

Aircraft Description

The Cessna 150, a timeless classic in aviation, takes on new life with a tailwheel conversion, transforming into a symbol of bold exploration and skilled piloting. This iconic aircraft, renowned for its reliability and versatility, now boasts enhanced maneuverability and a touch of vintage charm. As it gracefully taxis down the runway on its tailwheel, the Cessna 150 embodies the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of excellence in aviation. With each takeoff, it soars into the endless sky, carrying the dreams of aspiring aviators and reminding us that with innovation and courage, we can elevate ourselves to new heights. The Cessna 150 with a tailwheel conversion is not just an aircraft; it’s a manifestation of the unwavering human desire to push boundaries and conquer the skies, a testament to the boundless possibilities that await those who dare to fly differently. Equipped with modern avionics and a responsive piston engine, this aircraft delivers a smooth and enjoyable flying experience for pilots of all levels.

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