Piper PA-28

The North Weald Flight Training Piper PA-28 G-NUKA, is a member of a family of light aircraft designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use. It is built by Piper Aircraft. All members of the PA-28 family are all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. They all have a single door on the copilot side, which is entered by stepping on the wing. The first PA-28 received its type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1960, and the series remains in production to this day.

The North Weald Flight Training PA28 Fleet proudly consists of the following aircraft:

Performance & specs

Performance*

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II

Never exceed speed: 155 knots (178 mph, 287 km/h)

Cruise speed: 121 knots (139 mph, 244 km/h)

Stall speed: 49 knots (56 mph, 90 km/h)

Range: 565 nm (650 mi, 10,46 km)

Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (3,962 m)

Rate of climb: 720 ft/min (219 m/m)

Fuel consumption: 36 litres per tacho hour

Engine power: 180 hp/lb

*based on original manufacturer stats.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Capacity: 3

Length: 23.3 ft (7.16 m)

Wingspan: 32 ft (9.7 m)

Height: 7.9 ft (2.4 m)

Wing area: 160 ft² (15.14 m²)

Empty weight: 1,201 lbs (544 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 lbs (1089 kg)

Powerplant:Lycoming O-360 180 hp

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