What this aircraft lacks in useful load, it makes up for in speed. A recent flight to KSBP and back averaged 120K ground speed on 11 gph. The fuel injected 180hp engine runs smooth and strong. The larger fuel tanks make up for the higher fuel burn over the 160hp engine in other Skyhawks. I also appreciate the cup holders and more substantial, comfortable seats for the longer flights. Really nice avionics too!