If you're looking for a fun instrument training airplane, our Cherokee 180 is the way to go!

General Information
  • $68/dry TACH. Pilots top off tanks before putting it back.
  • See Sales_Tax to see if you qualify for sales tax exemption
  • This plane requires a minimum 1 hour checkout and a questionnaire:
  • The Owner’s Handbook (POH) can be found here:
Aircraft Data
  • FAA Flight Planning code is P28/G (translated to PA-28, GPS capabilities)
  • Wing Tanks, two at 25gal each
  • Lycoming O-360-A3A, 4-cyl, 180HP at 2700 RPM
  • Sensenich 2-blade, fixed-pitch propeller
  • 60A, 12V alternator system
  • Avidyne IFD 440 FMS/GPS/ NAV/COM
  • Stratus Appareo transponder with ADS-B out
  • Stratus 2S mounted in plane with ADS-B in
  • PMA800BT audio panel
  • TKM MX170C nav/comm
  • Dual glide slope OBS
  • Digital tachometer
V Speeds

The following is general reference only, and is not a replacement for the AFM.

  • Stall at max gross (2400) is 57mph dirty and 64mph clean.
  • Approach and Vx are 74mph. Glide is 82mph. Vy is 85mph.
  • Short Final can be 76mph with 40 flaps (full flaps), or 85mph clean (no flaps).
  • If you’re slow on approach, you can fall through ground effect.
  • Be careful not to land flat or nose first; use appropriate nose-up flare.
  • Vr 65mph
  • Vy 85mph
  • Vx 74mph
  • Vne 171mph
  • Vno 140mph
  • Va 129mph
  • Vfe 115mph
  • Max Xwind is 17mph (stock for PA28)
  • Redline: 2700 RPM
  • Takeoff over 50′ obstacle: 25° flaps, 74mph until obstacle clear, then 85mph
Specifications

The following is general reference only, and is not a replacement for the AFM.

  • Max gross weight: 2,400 lbs
  • Useful load ~1,100 lbs
  • Max baggage compartment weight: 200lb
  • Baggage space: 17 cubic feet
  • Baggage door size: 20″ x 22″
  • Fuel: 50 gal (two 25 gal tanks) 100LL
  • Oil: Club Target is >= 6Qt before take-off. Max fill 8qt.
Piper Cherokee PA-28-180 Checklist

NOTE: Checklists other than the manufacturer’s books should be personal creations and should be verified to match proper procedures. The following information can be used to help you devise your own; however, no guarantees of accuracy are made. The following is general reference only, and is not a replacement for the POH.

Hangar Address

Denton Airport
US Jet Center FBO
T-Hangar 19