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    The Best Entry-Level Pipers

    Longtime Piper pilot and Piper twin owner Kristin Winter discusses the cream of the crop in entry-level Piper aircraft. (Photo: James Lawrence)

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    Short Wing Pipers

    Out of a poor economy came a series of aircraft that were better than expected. (Photo: Peter Lubig)

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    The Piper Navajo

    After initially feeling intimidated by the size of the Navajo, contributing editor Kristin Winter found that it really one of the easiest and most gentle aircraft she had flown. (Photo: Paul Bowen)

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  • "...nothing can replace the skill and confidence you get using spare training time to do weird things."

    - Kevin Garrison

  • "It costs fuel to carry fuel in any airplane..."

    -Thomas Block

  • "All of the PA-28-180/181 aircraft are great airplanes."

    - Kristin Winter

  •   "My happy place is metal and T-shaped and smells like 100 octane"

    - Kevin Garrison

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replied to the topic 'Cherokee Wing Spar Proposed AD: The other shoe drops' in the forum. 23 hours 32 minutes ago

The article by Steve Ells was very interesting and highlights the whole wing spar story very well. After reviewing all the SB from Piper and my logs I decided to actively drive the eddy current inspection per FAA 2018-1046 even though my 1968 PA28R-180 has only 3300h. The reason is that the plane has 3 wing repairs after forced landings in its 50 years old history and I couldn’t ensure compliance with either 886 or 978 out of the logs. I am very happy since nothing was found during the inspection and I can continue to fly with confidence everything is ok. I am wondering that the FAA proposal does not include birds with a damage history independent from the hours, since introducing of cracks are likely to happen exactly during this kind of incidences. For sure wing repair on those low level planes are not an exaption especially in a training environmental.

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Jen D replied to the topic 'Cherokee Wing Spar Proposed AD: The other shoe drops' in the forum. 2 days ago

Here's a copy of Piper Aircraft's comment on the NPRM:

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MITCHELLKAHN created a new topic ' Cherokees to Oshkosh Adds Eighth Mini-Clinic' in the forum. 3 days ago

If you are considering joining Cherokees to Oshkosh for Mass Arrival X, attendance at a minimum of one of our Mini-Clinics is required. There are no charges for the Mini-Clinics.

We have just added an eighth Mini-Clinic in Aiken, SC (KAIK) on February 22-24 (attendance on Saturday the 23rd is required, but you will learn a lot more and make some great friends by joining us for the weekend).

Details on all of the Mini-Clinics can be found at <a href=" www.cherokees2osh.com/index.php/schedule "> www.cherokees2osh.com/index.php/schedule </a>. In the middle of the page is a contact form if you would like more information from the hosts (just pick a clinic in the pop-up menu). A link to register for the Mini-Clinics is at the top of the page.

Attending one of our clinics is a great way to see if this is something you would enjoy. Most pilots say "yes it is."

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