The Cessna 182 “Skylane” is a single engine piston aircraft operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate. It is capable of carrying two passengers with a crew of two. It is powered by a Lycoming IO-540 producing 230 HP at sea level. The maximum weight of the 182 is 3,100 lbs. The NTPS 182 is equipped with a Garmin G1000 avionics system and a three axis autopilot. NTPS uses the 182 throughout Systems and Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.