Cessna Comet
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Cessna Comet
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Clyde Cessna with "The Comet"
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Clyde Cessna
Designer Clyde Cessna
First flight 1917

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 . 

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