Piper PA-28 Cherokee

P28A - Piper Cherokee Archer III

P28A – Piper Cherokee Archer III

Detail name: Piper PA-28 Cherokee

ICAO type designator: P28A

ICAO type description: L1P

Wake turbulance category: L

Max operating level: FL 100*

Typical cruising speed: 110 kt

Climb performance: Poor

Approach category: A

Special Remarks:

*The P28A has got a higher operating level – but in practice this is what to expect.

Nice to know:

MTOW:  1155 kg

Passengers: 3 + 1 pilot

What to look for:

  • Low wings
  • Split windshield
  • Cabin door on right side only
  • 3 cabin windows getting smaller the further back you get (Older PA28 only have 2)
  • Vertical stabilizer on top of elevator

The P28A is one of the most common aircraft used for basic flight training. The initial PA-28 were introduced in 1961, and it is still in production.

Note the special ICAO type designator P28A.

Piper PA-28R

Piper PA-28R – The R stands for Retractable gear

Inside of a PA-28

Inside of a PA-28