When production of the Models 120 and 140 ended in 1950
Cessna concentrated on the develop-
ment of purely four seat single
engine types. After a seven year hiatus, however, they decided to
resurrect a two
seat training type. The result was the Model 150.
Production began in August of
958 and by the time
the model was retired in 1977 a total of no less than 23,836 of them
built (* this figure
includes 1,754 built in France under license by Rheims Aviation).
little more than a 140 with a tricycle undercarriage. Later
developments were to change
substantially. My Model "B" example was taken at Hawthorn
Municipal Airport in
California in 1963 when this aircraft was virtually brand new.