The Piasa Flyers are excited about their new plane, a 1968 Piper Cherokee 180D. It’s in great shape with low hours, making it a perfect first plane for the club. The plane has a powerful 180 HP engine that can go up to 145 miles per hour, making it great for both long trips and training.
Vice President Joe Rather, who has experience flying helicopters, is looking forward to learning how to land a plane. With the new Piper Cherokee 180D, the club is providing an affordable way for members like Joe to improve their piloting skills. The club’s search committee, including Joe Rather, John Hentrich, Rob Kurtz, Paul Malcharek, Ron Jones, Vance Stutz, and President Cody Peckham, found and bought the plane from a seller in Baltimore, Maryland. Member Rob Kurtz recently flew it back to St. Louis Regional Airport, marking a big step for the club as they get ready for more adventures in the sky.