Some info and pictures about the planes I've flown.

Piper PA-28 Series

 

PA-28 - History and Information
This low wing 4 seat training aircraft is one of the most beloved training airplanes out there. Lycoming engines that sport anywhere from 140 to 200 horsepower. This is a picture of me flying N8081G. This Piper Cherokee was my first training aircraft and the one I received my private pilot certificate in. Currently I train my primary students on the Piper Archer which has a 180 horsepower engine and can carry almost 1000 pounds of useful load. This airplane is very accessable for renting around the US and is a very docile trainer to lear in.  

Piper Seminole

 

PA-44-180 - History and Information
Popular light twin training aircraft. Two Lycoming 0-360 180HP 4 cylinder engines with constant speed contrallable pitch full feathering propellers. The right engine is counter rotating, meaning it spins counter clockwise as veiwed from the cockpit. This eliminates the existance of a critical engine because the loss of either engine will have the same effects on performance and handling. Max speed 168kt. Initial rate of climb 1200ft/min. Service ceiling 17,100ft (ha ha ha pipe dreams, I once puttered up to 10,000 and was seeing rate of clime close to 200 fpm). Range with reserves 880nm. Empty weight 2360lb, ax takeoff weight 3800lb. One of the best planes I have ever had the pleasure of flying. Very good training aircraft. Here I am getting ready to set off on a cross country flight in a Seminole. The other popular twin engine trainer is the Piper Seneca which boasts bigger engines and six seats.

Cessna 172

C-172 - History and Information
Very similar to the Piper Cherokee, but with the wing on top! The Cessna 172 came in more variations than Ben and Jerry's Icecream flavors. It is difficult to try and list all of the specifications. The main differences between the low wing and the high wing airplanes are their handling near the ground. Since the low wing airplane nests its flying surface in the basement, during landing it experiences more of a cushioning effect from ground effect than its high wing counterpart. The downside is the view; with the wing above you your visibility is somewhat hindered. This whole argument boils down to personal preference.

Cessna Citation Jet


CE525 - History and Information
Two 8.45kN (1900lb) Williams Rolls-Royce FJ44-1A turbofans. Max cruising speed at 8800lb is 380kt. Initial rate of climb 3311ft/min. Certificated ceiling 41,000ft. Range with max fuel and reserves 1485nm. Range with pilot, three passengers and IFR reserves 1250nm. Empty weight 6160lb, max takeoff weight 10,600lb. Two flightdeck positions, one for pilot, other for a copilot or passenger. Main cabin seats five in standard layout. Picture of me flying N127SG.