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N8085W

The corporation has one aircraft, a 1965 Cherokee PA28-180, which was purchased in 1968. It is fully loaded for IFR flight and the 180 hp engine produces lots of power!

This is an economical aircraft for two full size adults and baggage, although with proper planning and fuel management, four adults can, and have been, accommodated.

The Lycoming 0-360 engine was overhauled in 2009, at the same time the prop was overhauled. Both the engine and the prop have just over 800 hours (March, 2017) since overhaul.

The following is a partial list of the equipment in the aircraft:

Engine:

  • Lycoming O-360, 180 HP
  • Overhauled in 2009
  • Overhaul to factory new limits by Eagle Engine

Prop:

  • Sensenich (OEM) fixed pitch
  • Overhauled 2009 to factory new limits

Avionics:

  • Garmin 300XL IFR moving map GPS / COM1
  • King KX155 NAV/COM (w/glide slope)
  • King KN62A DME
  • King KT76A transponder
  • King KMA24 audio panel
  • PS Engineering PM1000 intercom

Instruments:

  • Standard “6 pack”
  • Backup electric attitude indicator
  • Cylinder head tempurature gauge
  • Exhaust gas temperature gauge
  • Vacuum guage
  • Low vacuum warning light
  • Electronics Intl super clock (SC-5)

Note: During the Summer or Fall of 2017, the Garmin 300XL will be replaced with a Garmin GNS650 NAV/COM/GPS. Also the King KT76A transponder will be replaced with a Garmin GTX345 transponder with ADS-B in and out.

Equipment:

  • Fuel tanks with tab indicator –    
    50 gals full; 36 gals to tabs
  • Pilot side toe-brakes
  • Central hand-brake
  • Manual three position flaps
  • Tail and belly strobes

Interior:

  • Good condition light beige cloth seats
  • Front seat four point harnesses (fixed)
  • Good glass

Exterior:

White paint with orange accents, paint is okay but showing its age