G-NUKA Piper PA-28


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.

Piper PA 28 180

G-NUKA was brought into North Weald Flying Group to complement 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.


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