Correct answer is... 11 m. It is equal to 36 ft. Wingpan is calculated as stright line from one wingtip to another, so shape of the wing is not taken as factor during measurement. The biggest civil aircraft is 88 m (290 ft) wide, so Cessna 172 has 12% percent of it's length. Typical jet airliners are about 34 m wide, so in the comparision Cessna 172 has 13% of aircrafts like B737 or A320.
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