Cessna Comet

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Cessna Comet.jpg
Clyde Cessna with "The Comet"
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Clyde Cessna
Designer Clyde Cessna
First flight 1917
Number built 1

The Cessna Comet was an early aircraft designed and built by Clyde Cessna in the United States in 1917. It was a conventionally configured wire-braced monoplane with a semi-enclosed cabin that seated one passenger in addition to the pilot. On 5 July 1917, Cessna used it to set a national airspeed record of 124.6 mph (200.5 km/h) and national distance record of 76 miles (122 km) flying from Blackwell, Oklahoma, to Wichita, Kansas.


General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Powerplant: 1 × Anzani, 60 hp (45 kW)



  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 241. ISBN 0-7106-0710-5.
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 891 Sheet 18. ISBN 1-156-94382-5.
  • "Cessna". aerofiles.com. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2009-03-01.

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