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Piper Archer

There’s a reason the Archer is one of the most popular training aircraft all over the world – it’s a consistent, top-of-the-line, and more importantly safe flight training craft. With 180 horsepower charging through its piston engine, a fixed-pitch propeller, and advanced avionics suite, the Archer is a reliable, modern aircraft.

flies both G1000 Archers as well as ‘six-pack’ Archers. This allows our students and instructors to become familiar with both types of instrumentation and navigation systems. Ultimately this results in a more well-rounded pilot with even more experience.

The PA-28

The plane that we know as the Piper Archer is just one member of the Piper PA-28 Cherokee family of aircraft. It received its type certificate from thein 1960 and it hasn’t stopped being produced since!

Over 30,000 PA-28’s have been produced in the almost six decades since they first rolled out of the factory, and that’s for a few great reasons. It was designed as a lower cost competitor to the Cessna 172. In their Cessna competitor, Piper built a plane that would become the Swiss Army Knife of their fleet.

It would act as a framework for them to create a wide range of models with tweaks to fulfill the exact need in their aircraft. Nowadays, there are the Warrior, Arrow, and the Archer TX and LX.

Piper Archer TX

The Cherokee fuselage is put to work in the Archer TX to make one of the finest training aircraft seen today.

The Specs

Let’s take a look under the hood of the Piper Archer.

General Characteristics:

  • Crew – One Pilot
  • Capacity – Three Passengers
  • Length – 24 ft, or 7.3m
  • Wingspan – 35 ft 6 in, or 10.8m
  • Height – 7 ft 3 in, or 2.2m
  • Wing Area – 160ft² or 14.9 m²
  • Standard Equipped Weight – 1,688 lbs, or 766 kg
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight – 2,550 lbs, or 1557 kg
  • Engine – 1 Lycoming O-360-A4M, 180 hp, driving a 74-inch two-blade, fixed pitch propeller.



  • Cruising Speed – 128 knots, 237 km/h
  • Takeoff Roll – 1135 ft, or 346m
  • Range – 522 nm, or 967 km (with a 45 min. reserve)
  • Fuel Capacity – 48 US gal.
  • Extended range (with long-range tanks) – 795 mi, or 1,280 km
  • Service Ceiling – 14,100 ft or 4,298 m


This is of course, the specs for a stock 2019 Archer TX. Depending on the year and the modifications equipped to it these numbers can vary. Some of the more popular upgrades and modifications include the Garmin G1000 NXi Avionics Suite. This is standard on the newer models, though not all of our Archer’s use the Garmin. We also utilize Archers with the ‘six-pack’ instrumentation so that our cadets get hands on flight time and experience with a variety of instrumentation and skills.

Who Flies the Archer?

Aside from us at , the Piper Archer and the PA-28 family is used by flying groups and private owners around the world. Some militaries even use the aircraft in their Air Force including Argentina, Chile, Qatar, and Honduras all use them for various purposes.

The Piper Archer is one of the finest crafts on the market, for training or personal use and we are proud to have so many in our fleet for our cadets to learn in.

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