The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of two and four seat light aircraft, built by Piper Aircraft and designed for training flights, transport and personal use. All aircraft in the PA-28 family are low profile and built of metal, with piston driven engines. Typical for these planes is the single door at the right side, where you step in and out over the wing.
The PA-28 is a direct competitor of the Cessna 172 and has more or less similar flying characteristics.
The first PA-28 was certified in 1960 by the Federal Aviation Administration and is still in production.
|Maximum Take Off Weight||975 kg|
|Empty weight||545 kg|
|Cruising speed||108 knots (200 km/h)|
|Maximum Speed||123 knots (228 km/h)|
|Stall speed||47 knots (87 km/h)|
|Maximum distance||861 km|
|Maximum altitude||14300 feet (4359 m)|
These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Piper PA-28 Cherokee. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.