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
*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.