Why is the Piper Tomahawk called the Traumahawk?

Why is the Piper Tomahawk called the Traumahawk?

With fewer than 2500 copies produced from 1978 through 1982, the airplane has sparked international debate regarding its stall and spin characteristics, earning it the nickname Traumahawk.

What is the range of a Piper Tomahawk?

539 miPiper PA-38 Tomahawk / Range

What is the useful load of a Piper Tomahawk?

542 lbs.

1978 PA-38-112 Piper Tomahawk
Standard Empty Weight 1,128 lbs.
Max. Useful Load Normal Category 542 lbs.
Max. Useful Load Utility Category 542 lbs.
Baggage Capacity 100 lbs.

How much does a Piper PA 38 cost?

Vref, the AOPA partner offering aircraft value estimates, suggests a base price for the Piper PA–38-112 Tomahawk of $14,000 for the 1978 model to $16,000 for the 1982 Tomahawk II.

Is a Piper Tomahawk IFR certified?

The airplane is approved for day and night VFR/IFR operations when equipped in accordance with F.A.R. 91 or F.A.R 135. The aircraft is powered by a Lycoming O-235-L2C and is rated at 112 horsepower.

Is Piper Tomahawk a safe plane?

Safety record The Tomahawk has a higher rate of fatal spin accidents per flying hour. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimated that the Tomahawk’s stall/spin accident rate was three to five times that of the Cessna 150/152.

Is a Piper Tomahawk a light sport aircraft?

The Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear general aviation airplane, originally designed for flight training, touring and personal use….Piper PA-38 Tomahawk.

PA-38 Tomahawk
Role Light aircraft
Manufacturer Piper
Introduction 1978
Produced 1978–1982

Can you fly a light-sport aircraft at night?

No, someone with a sport pilot license is NOT permitted to fly at night. They are required to fly during the daytime using VFR (Visual Flight Rules).