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Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 (177, 182, 205, 206, 210, 337)

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The Cockpit Organizer easily slides between the front seats to add additional storage within easy reach.

It will fit some 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skylane, 205 Skywagon, 206 Stationair, 210 Centurions, 337 Skymaster, and others with only 3 inches between the seats. See this guide to confirm it will fit in your year aircraft. And here is a template to use as well.

Perfect gift for:

  • Airplane Owner – Increases the value of the cockpit.
  • Student Pilot – Keep everything close at hand.
  • Aircraft Renter – Easily slides in and out between the front seats.

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SKU: CO-172 Category: Tags: , , , , , , ,
GTIN: CO-172
MPN: CO-172

I can’t imagine having to do emergency relief flights like I did for Hurricane Ida without the Cockpit Organizer and Baggage Organizer I developed. Read the flight debrief here.

You can create a safe and efficient cockpit with the “Cockpit Organizer,” formally known as the “Cockpit Companion.” It is a convenient organizer for the loose items that pilots can’t find or always seem to drop in the cockpit.

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It easily slides in between the front seats and features incredible utility while in flight. Attractive and durable, like the original Cessna Cockpit Companion the modern Cockpit Organizer is built from top-grade acrylic. (Note: Organizer does not include example items in product pictures.)

If you have 4.25 inches between your seats you might want to look at this other model (CO-182). See the detailed fit guide at the bottom.

Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 (177, 182, 205, 206, 210, 337)

Product Table of Contents

  • Background
  • Benefits
  • Features
  • Images
  • Material
  • Fit Guide


As a busy public safety fire department pilot, I never had enough storage or organization in my busy 182 cockpits. So I went looking for a solution. At the bottom of this description, you can see the Cockpit Organizer in my busy fire department Cessna 182, Fire Demon 1.

What I found was a previously designed organizer from the paper chart days that seemed dated but could work for me. But the story of the original Cessna Cockpit Companion had a tragic ending. Click here to read what happened. It was no longer available.

So with the blessing of Jack Wright, the original designer of the organizer, I had a new unit redesigned, engineered, and updated to handle modern cockpit electronics needs.

Gone were compartments for paper maps and approach plates and they were replaced with a focus more on cables, tablets, and cellphones. Oh yes, and a place to put my water bottle.


  • Since it is not mounted permanently it can be easily moved between aircraft.
  • Clear sides and partitions help you to not lose items in the Organizer.
  • Built for the modern electronic pilot supplies.
  • The bottom of the organizer is open to fit over a fire extinguisher mounted to the floor.
  • Made of clear acrylic. You can find the list of material benefits at the bottom of this page.


The Cockpit Organizer provides easy access to:

  • Pens
  • iPad or Tablet
  • USB Cable Storage
  • Water Bottle or Drinks
  • Portable Battery
  • Phone Holder
  • Headset
  • Paper Charts or Plates
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Portable Radio
  • Glasses
  • Fuel Strainer
  • Books
  • Wallet
  • Flashlight
  • and More!


Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 (177, 182, 205, 206, 210, 337)

Material Specifications

The Cockpit Organizer is constructed out of clear acrylic. This gives you the following advantages:

  • High level of impact resistance (17 times the impact resistance of glass).
  • Very durable.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Acrylic does not yellow over time.
  • It is transparent, which allows a pilot to find items in the Cockpit Organizer quickly.
  • The Cockpit Organizer could be polished at any time to maximize clarity.
  • The ability to polish allows all sharp edges to be softened in manufacturing to take the sharpness off.
  • Non-conductive material.
  • Not hurt by UV light and will not yellow.
  • The Cockpit Organizer can be cleaned with the same products you use to clean aircraft windows. You can also use mild soap and water. Do not use anything that contains ammonia.
  • If you ever scratched the Cockpit Organizer, they can usually be buffed out using a product like Novus #2 or #3.
  • For the size and stability, it is lightweight.
  • Excellent chemical resistance.
  • In the unlikely event that acrylic plastic does break, it is designed to fracture into dull-edged pieces instead of sharp, dangerous shards.
  • Temperature resistant.

Fit Guide

The Cockpit Organizer 172 model will fit some Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Cessna 182 Skylane, Cessna 205 Skywagon, Cessna 206 Stationair, Cessna 210 Centurions, Cessna 337 Skymaster, and others with only 3 inches between the seats.

I made this template for you so you can confirm this model will fit in your airplane. Just click here, print it out and follow the directions.

Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 (177, 182, 205, 206, 210, 337)

Cessna 172

Cessna 182A to 182S

Cessna 182 Mid-Year

Cessna 182 Newer With Fixed-Gear and AC

Cessna 206 Older With Floor Vent (Requires Cutting)

Cessna 206 Mid-Year

Cessna 206 Early

Cessna 206 Rear Seat

Cessna 210 Cessna 210 with Emergency Gear Handle on Pedestal

Cessna 210 Rear Seat

Early Cessna 337

Some 337

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Weight10 lbs
Dimensions24 × 16 × 6 in

1 review for Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 (177, 182, 205, 206, 210, 337)

  1. Bob Augestad (verified owner)

    I love the fact that I no longer will be faced with trying to access my fire extinguisher from beneath the seat behind me, in the event it’s needed. If I was that good as a contortionist, I’d be in the next Olympics or on the road with a circus! I feel much safer now, so thanks!

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Barry says:

The organizer for perfectly between the seats in our 182 J ! I think it’s just the ticket to have items within the Pilot’s reach!

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