Used Aircraft Guide

February 2016 Issue

Piper Archer/ Cherokee 180

Piperís PA28-180/181 can slightly outpace and outclimb a Cessna 172, while still offering decent payload. The market has plenty to choose from.

In the heady days of the 1960s and 1970s, personal airplane manufacturers were heavily invested in marketing their products the same way Detroit had been selling cars: Get new owners hooked on an entry-level model, offer several step-up models and make annual but incremental improvements. Just as Detroitís Big Three had dealer networks, Beech, Cessna and Piper had them also, offering everything from primary flight training to maintenance, rental and charter.

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