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Model CG-2
A CG-2 on display
Role Primary Glider
Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company
Designer Clyde Cessna, Eldon Cessna
Introduction 1930
Unit cost
$398 (1930)

The Cessna Model CG-2 was a 1930s American primary glider built by the Cessna Aircraft Company.

Design and development

Cessna Aircraft was suffering in the depression and downturn in the economy following the Wall Street crash. The company designed a simple primary glider (the Model CG-2) in an attempt to keep the factory going. Cessna marketed the aircraft for sale in a catalog. The glider did go into limited production before the company ceased operation for a number of years.

Operational History

An example of a CG-2 resides on display at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and another resides in the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.[1]


  • Cessna CPG-1 A motorized variant using a 10hp Cleone engine.[2]


Data from AirVenture Museum website[3]

General characteristics
  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 2 in (11.02 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
  • Wing area: 157 ft2 (14.6 m2)
  • Empty weight: 120 lb (54 kg)


  • Maximum speed: 25 mph (40 km/h)


  1. ^ "Cessan CG-2 Glider". Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  2. ^ AAHS Journal volume 29. 
  3. ^ AirVenture Museum website
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • AirVenture Museum website
  • Museum of Flight (Seattle) website
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