The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a single engine aircraft and is powered by a piston engine. Some of the first Piper Cherokees were the 150 and 160 designs and were first produced in 1961. The Piper Cherokee model number is a reference to the engines horsepower unless otherwise stated. In 1962 Piper Aircraft introduced the Piper Cherokee 180. The PA-28 series main competitors are the Cessna 172
, Beechcraft Musketeer, and the Grumman American AA-5 series. This is still a very popular model in the used aircraft market. The PA 28 is powered by a Lycoming 0-360 engine. It has low mounted wings along with tricycle landing gear. The Pipe Cherokee’s extra horsepower made it very useful for flying with all four seats filled. The Piper’s gross weight is 2,400 pounds and was first certified on August 3rd 1962. Piper Aircraft made many variants to the PA-28 series. If you’re in the market for a Piper Cherokee you’ve come to the right place. Please take a look at our Piper Cherokee inventory below.