Fireside Aviators Association

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The corporation has one aircraft, a 1965 Cherokee PA28-180, which was purchased in 1968. It is fully loaded for IFR flight and the 180 hp engine produces lots of power!

This is an economical aircraft for two full size adults and baggage, although with proper planning and fuel management, four adults can, and have been, accommodated.

The Lycoming 0-360 engine was overhauled in 2009, at the same time the prop was overhauled. Both the engine and the prop have accumulated 1,900 hours (as of January, 2022) since overhaul.

The following is a partial list of the equipment in the aircraft:


  • Lycoming O-360, 180 HP
  • Overhauled in 2009
  • Overhaul to factory new limits by Eagle Engine


  • Sensenich (OEM) fixed pitch
  • Overhauled 2009 to factory new limits


  • Garmin GTN 650 touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM/MFD
  • Garmin GTX 345 transponder
  • Garmin GFC 500 Digital Autopilot
  • King KX 155 NAV/COM (w/glide slope)
  • King KN 62A DME
  • King KMA 24 audio panel
  • PS Engineering PM 1000 intercom


  • Garmin G5 EFIS (attitude indicator, DG/HI/HSI and turn coordinator)
  • Vacuum attitude indicator
  • Cylinder head tempurature gauge
  • Exhaust gas temperature gauge
  • Vacuum gauge
  • Low vacuum warning light
  • Electronics Intl super clock (SC-5)


  • Fuel tanks with tab indicator    
    50 gals full; 36 gals to tabs
  • Pilot side toe-brakes
  • Central hand-brake
  • Manual three position flaps
  • Tail and belly strobes


  • Good condition light beige cloth seats
  • Front seat four point harnesses (fixed)
  • Good glass


White paint with orange accents, paint is okay but showing its age