Does this plane look familiar? (Feb 2021 Plane&Pilot)

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  1. asicer

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    Yepper!!! I know that 172!
     
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    Yep, there it is walkin' away from the C-182 photo airplane!

    Are there any more photos of it in the body of the article?

    :p
     
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    Unfortunately, no.
     
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    LOL, I've been working with them on a 172 article. I knew they were using some of my photos, but had no idea which ones! Nice!
     
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    I know that plane too but more importantly, I know the guy who owns it and his lovely wife! Can't say that I like the tag line - "Is this four-seat, single-engine icon still relevant?"
     
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    So, does anybody know the conclusion of the article to that question? :dunno:

    We have 12 172Ns and a 180 hp 172S in our Club's flight training fleet, and would be hard pressed to figure out what could replace them.
     
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    I assume it goes on to say that the 172 has been the workhorse..yada yada but its long in the tooth blah blah.
     
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    How about a Raptor? :happydance:
     
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    Look at how many attempts have been made to create a trainer to replace the venerable 150/152/172. The Cherokee 140 is about the only serious contender I can recall. Even Cirrus gave it a try...and then canned the program.

    We put two Continental powered Diamonds into the fleet for a few years. Although popular with the instructors they never caught on with either the students or renters, and the per-flight-hour cost to keep them in the air was measurably higher than our 172s. The convenience of a high wing with two doors seems to trump everything else. We average about 900 hours per year on each of our 172s.
     
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    [​IMG]

    "That was fun..you look good in a tie Steve, have I told you that before?"
    "Don't understand why we need to wear these, they never required them in the one seventy-two."
    "One seventy-what?"
     
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    I always wear a tie when I fly my Piper. Don't you? :)
     
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    Naaa, just the epaulets. Ties choke me.

    That picture is of the new Piper trainer, which may replace the 172 in some schools.
     
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    The Cherokee 140 is reborn. With a G3X panel. Their press releases said ATP is buying 100 of them with the first 8 delivered this month.

    I'm going to have to try that tie-less epaulets look. Sounds much more comfortable. But I always worry about my passengers not showing enough deference to me, the pilot, if I start dressing down? We kind of lost something when we replaced our big chart cases with an iPad. Maybe a new set of Ray Bans can offset that risk?
     
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    If that's yours, that's a fantastic shot! I love how the desert colors are an awesome match for that Cessna paint scheme.

    (well I suppose it's still a fantastic shot even if it's not yours, but still... :) )
     
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    It's actually the third iteration of Piper's "fleet trainer" concept. First there was the "Flite Liner" version (1971-74) of the Cherokee 140, with standardized equipment geared for fleet training, and a minimal options list.

    pa-28-140_fliteliner.jpg

    Then in the late 1980s there was the "Cadet" version of the PA-28-161 Warrior II;

    N9199Z_2841290_900514_VNY.JPG

    and now the "Pilot 100" or whatever.

    pa-28-181 pilot100 paint scheme.jpeg
     
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