N737MZ – Cessna TR182

1978 Cessna TR182
Turbo Skylane RG II

Get up and go fast, big useful load,
turbo cross-country machine!

If your mission is to go the distance at good speed, and haul a great payload, this Turbo Skylane II RG is your airplane.

This clean, IFR-certified Cessna TR182, with a mid-time Lycoming turbo O-540 engine, is a fine example of speed, capability and economy. It has a 1,159 lb useful load and a wide CG envelope. With the Cessna 300A autopilot, EDM 700 engine management system, updated interior, and onboard oxygen system, N737MZ is a legit get-up-and-go-cross-country-up-high aircraft that can carry four people and baggage (unlike most other 4-seat aircraft).

Please carefully review the image gallery below, you'll see this is a clean TR182 that needs nothing more than a new owner. If you reach out to me, I can digitally share all logbooks and important documents so you can review the aircraft's history and capabilities. I am certain that you'll be pleased with what you find.

Performance Specifications

Horsepower: 235 HP Stall Speed (Vso): 39 KIAS
Cruise Speed @ 75%: 148 KIAS Rate of Climb: 1040 FPM
Takeoff Distance: 820 FT Landing Distance: 600 FT
Fuel Burn @ 75%: 13.8 GPH Ceiling: 20,000 FT
Fuel Capacity: 92 Gal Best Range: 800 NM 

Important Numbers

Factory Serial Number: R18200856
Flight Rules: IFR
Airframe Total Time: 5353 hrs
Engine Time Since Overhaul (Apr 2005): 1195 hrs
Engine TBO (Lycoming O-540-L3C5D): 2000 hrs
Prop Hrs Since Overhaul (Mar 2004): 1337 hrs
Hrs Since Mag 500 hr Inspection: 375 hrs
Gross Weight: 3100 lbs
Empty Weight: 1941 lbs
Useful Load: 1159 lbs
Annual Inspection Due: Nov 2023
Transponder Check 91.413 Due: Nov 2024
Altimeter and Static Tests 91.411 Due: Nov 2024


  • Aircraft based and hangared at Prescott Municipal Airport KPRC, Prescott, Arizona (76 nm NNW of Phoenix Sky Harbor)
  • Lycoming O-540-L3C5D 235 hp engine (overhauled original engine)
  • Aircraft has lived much of its life in the southwestern U.S.
  • New interior, upholstery, carpet, and side panels in 2006
  • New windshield and rear window in 2006
  • Ongoing oil analysis reports
  • Consistent use of Camguard at oil changes
  • Complete logs since new, digitized and available for viewing upon request
  • No damage history
  • Always hangared
  • No hail damage
  • No known corrosion
  • All ADs complied with (digital listing of all ADs available upon request)

Avionics and Equipment

  • Garmin GNS-430W (WAAS) NAV/COM GPS
  • Cessna 300A Autopilot (single axis)
  • Garmin GTX-327 Mode C Transponder
  • Garmin GDL-88 ADS-B OUT/IN w/ IN traffic displayed on GNS430W LCD screen
  • JPI EDM 700 Engine Data Mgmt System
  • Garmin Glideslope/VOR/Localizer
  • Cessna Glideslope/VOR/Localizer
  • King KN64 DME
  • Cessna 300 ADF
  • PS Engineering PMA6000MC audio panel w/ 4-place intercom
  • Horizon Instruments Electronic Tach
  • Datcon Hour Meter (INOP)
  • Rosen sun visors
  • Upgraded glare screen (very nice)
  • Upgraded fiberglass tail cone
  • Upgraded composite prop spinner
  • Onboard O2 (oxygen) system - 4-place
  • M-20 Air Oil Separator

Exterior - 6/10 The aircraft has been always hangared, and spent its life in the Southwest U.S. Overall the paint is in reasonable condition considering it is factory paint. A professional buff and wax would go a long ways in brightening up the exterior. During my initial inspection of the aircraft, I saw no hangar rash. However, there are several places where paint has worn on leading edges, typical for the age. The horizontal stab tip covers were replaced a few years back, and while the tips look great, the paint on them shows wear. The leading edge of the right wing has a couple minor dings. These cosmetic defects are documented in detail in the images below.

The front windshield looks nice. The side windows show some sign of crazing, though not "bad". Tires look good and have sufficient tread. The engine cowling is nearly scratch-free, a testament to the care this Skylane has seen by its long-time owner.

Panel - 7/10 The IFR panel is clean and functional. Everything works, other than an inoperative Datcon meter (a "Hobbs" style instrument). The Cessna 300A single-axis autopilot, slaved to NAV, makes cross-country flying pleasant, as do the Garmin WAAS GPS Navigator, dual glideslope/VOR/localizer instruments, and DME when you go IFR. N737MZ also has rudder trim, a nice feature on these high-performance aircraft.

Interior - 8+/10 The updated interior is clean, well kept and odor-free. The upholstery hardly shows any wear. Door panels are clean and undamaged. The padded carpet looks nice, and with a little carpet cleaner it would look even nicer! Headliner is intact, undamaged, and shows average wear for its age. Upon removing the rear bulkhead cover, you'll notice that the aluminum is shiny with no signs of corrosion - definitely a dry southwest aircraft. See the detailed pictures below for an up close look.

Overall - If you're looking for a well maintained, solid cross-country performer that's a good IFR platform, has terrific useful load, a pleasant interior, and isn't approaching TBO, then I recommend you take the next step by examining the logbooks and asking any questions you may have about this nice Cessna TR182.


Logbooks available digitally upon request.

$174,900 USD

Detailed Images
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Specifications and aircraft condition subject to verification and are not guaranteed.
Aircraft is subject to prior sale or removal.