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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by asicer, Dec 20, 2020.
Well, does it @Pilawt ?
Yepper!!! I know that 172!
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?
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!
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?"
So, does anybody know the conclusion of the article to that question?
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.
I assume it goes on to say that the 172 has been the workhorse..yada yada but its long in the tooth blah blah.
How about a Raptor?
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.
"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."
I always wear a tie when I fly my Piper. Don't you?
Naaa, just the epaulets. Ties choke me.
That picture is of the new Piper trainer, which may replace the 172 in some schools.
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?
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... )
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.
Then in the late 1980s there was the "Cadet" version of the PA-28-161 Warrior II;
and now the "Pilot 100" or whatever.
Thanks! Here’s the full thread. https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/air-to-air-sedona-cessna-172.122654/
Aha! So that's why that plane looked so familiar...