The Piper PA-28 is a family of light aircraft designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use. It is built by Piper Aircraft. All members of the PA-28 family are all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. They all have a single door on the copilot side, which is entered by stepping on the wing. The first PA-28 received its type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1960, and the series remains in production to this day.

Header imageG-NUKA - North Weald Flying Group

Cockpit imageG-NUKA - North Weald Flying Group

Piper PA 28 180
G-NUKA was brought into North Weald Flying Group to compliment the high Wing aircraft and offer the opportunity to fly something different to those pilots who preferred the low wing aircraft. G-NUKA has been very well received and has a strong following of fans.

View G-NUKA in flight on approach to Gamston Airfield here and here .

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Performance & specs


Piper PA-28-181 Archer II

Never exceed speed: 155 knots (178 mph, 287 km/h)

Cruise speed: 121 knots (139 mph, 244 km/h)

Stall speed: 49 knots (56 mph, 90 km/h)

Range: 565 nm (650 mi, 10,46 km)

Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (3,962 m)

Rate of climb: 720 ft/min (219 m/m)

Fuel consumption: 36 litres per tacho hour

Engine power: 180 hp/lb

*based on original manufacturer stats.


Crew: 1

Capacity: 3

Length: 23.3 ft (7.16 m)

Wingspan: 32 ft (9.7 m)

Height: 7.9 ft (2.4 m)

Wing area: 160 ft² (15.14 m²)

Empty weight: 1,201 lbs (544 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 lbs (1089 kg)

Powerplant:Lycoming O-360 180 hp

Cost (inc fuel and VAT): £155.00 per tacho hour


Piper Auto Control Auto pilot

1 x Garmin GTN 650 touchscreen GPS/NAV COMM

1 x King 155 NAV/COM unit.

Garmin GTX 330 Mode S Transponder

King 62A DME

King 87 ADF

1 King ILS/VOR



Contact us

North Weald Flying Group operate out of the Squadron at North Weald Airfield.

The airfield is 10 miles south of Stansted and can be seen from the M11. Follow signs from the A414 and on entrance to the field, follow the perimeter track all the way around the field until you arrive at the distinctive Squadron building.

email: paul@nwfg.co.uk
phone: 01992522090