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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This was actually the last of the A2A GA planes that I purchased. The main reason being that I already had my trainer in the C172 and this is effectively another trainer, and I already had a higher performance low wing GA plane in the Comanche that I was already quite proficient in. So I thought I would be bored or perhaps not enjoy this offering. Nothing could be further from the truth. This plane truly breathes character and A2A do a fantastic job bringing that character out. It has its own handling characteristics that are beautifully recreated in many respects due to its relatively short but wide “Hershey Bar” wing that makes it a joy to get to know. Often, if I am looking for a quick flight this is my go to plane…remarkably forgiving but unique in its own right.
The A2A Cherokee has something special that conquered many simmers everywhere.It’s docile, forgiving and a true trainer. With the addition of the STEC 30 autopilot, you can very well use it as a cross country , carring 4 people and with its various speed mods in the maintenance hangar, this babe is a keeper, and my first choice for short flights.
A2A has done an incredible job recreating Piper’s Cherokee. I purchased it shortly after a friend had purchased a real world Cherokee 160. He is a low time, recently licensed pilot who trained on 172’s. I am a more experienced pilot, flying now for around 10 years. Neither of us having ever flown a Cherokee. I used the A2A Cherokee to familiarize myself with the cockpit layout, checklists, etc. and within the limitations of P3D, learn a little about flying a Cherokee. We reviewed the POH and were off for real. My first flights in a real Cherokee went off without a hitch and I was able to help my friend get comfortable with his new toy. He is now happily PIC on his very own aircraft! It was very helpful to have access to such a realistic simulation to quickly get up to speed on a new aircraft. All of A2A’s products are top notch, detailed and incredibly realistic recreations. Honestly as close as you can get to the real thing. Now if I could only find someone to lend me a P-51…………
I’m a private pilot working on my instrument rating and the owner of 1966 Cherokee 160. I wanted an aircraft in the sim that I could practice approaches for while work on the instrument rating. Having flown 250 hours in the real thing I can say, this is a really excellent aircraft. You can almost feel it pushing against the air in the sim as it turns. The accuracy in pitch, roll and yaw is impeccable. The only hing I find just a slight bit exaggerated is the impact of a fuel imbalance, which in the sim, with an imbalance of even 2 or 3 gallons will cause a slight turn in the direction of the fuller side, in real life there is virtually no impact, even with a 15-gallon imbalance. But we’re really getting in the weeds to find something to “criticize”.
It handles like the real thing, climbs, descends and turns like the real thing. The control inputs are accurate, and the physical recreation is just delightful. I was absolutely delighted to pay what I did for this aircraft given its quality and attention to detail. A truly wonderful job, and based on this I would not hesitate to purchase any A2A product.
This is one of my most favorite aircraft to fly. The flying is docile, simple and enjoyable. The cockpit art is my favorite part – the interior reminds me of a classic car. The upholstery and dash are wonderful. And I like the fact that it has no modern instruments – this is classic flying, doing it the old fashioned way. I see on the screenshots that there is a small glass screen on the upper center of the dash, but it is not present on the model I fly (thankfully!). Grab your charts, get in, set the clock back to the 1960s or 1970s, and forget about today.
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.