This flying machine may rightly be called a “Goldilocks” aeroplane. It is not too big and not too small, not too complex and not too simple, etc. The Piper Cherokee 180 is, as the little flaxen-haired girl so famously declared, “Just right!”
The entire PA-28 Cherokee line from the humble two- seat 150 h.p. PA-28-140 to the swift, retractable undercarriage PA-28R-200 Arrow, to the powerful, heavy load-carrying 235 h.p. PA-28-235 Dakota, is respected as being one of the most popular, commercially successful series of aircraft containing within some of the most pilot-friendly aeroplanes ever built. Each member of the Cherokee family fills its particular niche at least as well as, and often better than other aircraft of similar type. However, of all of the many Cherokees the Cherokee 180, sitting as it does right in the middle of the pack has proven itself to be most popular and justifiably so. Introduced to the public in 1961, the first Cherokee, the 150 hp PA-28-150 was immediately well-received setting the pace for its later siblings who went on to provide pilots of all levels of experience with honest, dependable and well-performing aircraft which are fun and satisfying to fly, reliable, safe and economical to own and operate. However, getting to this place took some time and some very astute business and aeronautical skills and sense.
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vmt0706 (verified owner) –
Excellent model by A2A of the famous Piper family member! A class of its own in aircraft simulation!
markadeane (verified owner) –
I bought the Cherokee at the same time as I was doing my type rating in the real aircraft, and without doubt it was a useful study aid in terms of systems management and general characteristics. In particular the autopilot was a new experience coming off the back of the more conventional KAP style AP found in the Cessna range!
tim (verified owner) –
The A2A Cherokee 180 is the perfect companion for the A2A C172. It is a lot of fun to fly them alternately and notice all the fine differences between the two aircrafts and even more between the two concepts. A2A once again created a perfect virtual representation of the real-world counterpart. The virtual cockpit of the Cherokee is one of the best I’ve ever seen! Together with the usual excellent flightdynamics and sounds, it creates a very immersive atmosphere.
A fantastic addon for FSX. Very realistic rendition of a classic piper.
A great simulation. I have no real experience in the Piper Cherokee but I have experience with the Lycoming O-360 and this simulation feels very real. From start-up to the little power surge when you need to add some power on short final it just feels like the real thing. The model is very nice. The cockpit feels like home and is one of my favorites througout the GA line of A2A.
tune82 (verified owner) –
Great little plane to get around. All the details in the plane together with the accusim experience make it a dream to fly. A real classic!
Dale Zehring (verified owner) –
I had to buy this classic airplane after buying the 182 to add to my dream collection. It is basically a low wing 172. Same type of performance, with economical operating. I have seen these around just about any airport you go to.
richardek898 (verified owner) –
The best realistic Piper out there,i have a good amount of experience in the piper family. It sounds realistic is realistic.next airplane is gonna be the Cessna 182. A2A keep it up.
Petrie (verified owner) –
A2A has done a fantastic job once again. Having some experience in a PA28 family aircraft myself, I am standing here in awe of the flight dynamics, visuals, sound and immersion this Piper Cherokee presents. When I look for an aircraft for my sim, I look at flight dynamics in comparison with the real thing. With A2A’s Piper Cherokee, I couldn’t find fault. I own this aircraft for over a year and I am telling you, no two flights are the same. Every time I fly, she teaches me a new lesson and the pilot soon will realises that if you don’t treat her well, don’t expect her to perform well. This is the type of aircraft that lives on even when your computer is off. The attention to detail is insanely amazing. This aircraft was designed to fly “by the book” and truly once again, an impressive job from A2A.
Jackson Gunter (verified owner) –
Great Airplane! A bit heavy on my old pc though.