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As of January 2016, the flying club now has three beautiful Piper aircraft:
  1. Piper Archer II ('79)
  2. Piper Dakota ('81)
  3. Piper Lance ('78)

Our aircraft are regularly maintained and kept in tip-top shape. These aren't beat-up rentals -- these are our planes, and we're proud to fly them. As a member of DVA, you're also part owner of these enviable aircraft.

'79 Piper PA-28 Archer II

1979 Piper Archer II   (N2245W)

  N2245W Equipment List

  • Four seats (all leather!)
  • 180 Horsepower
  • IFR equipped/certified
  • Garmin GNS430W: approach-certified WAAS GPS
  • Garmin 330ES Digital Transponder (ADS-B in/out)
  • Stratus unit for in-cockpit weather and traffic!
  • Digital electronic tach
  • Collins Nav/Com
  • Glideslope/Localizer
  • DME
  • Two-Axis Autopilot
  • EGT
  • Backup Vacuum Source
  • Alternate Static Source
  • Fixed gear


'81 Piper PA28-236 Dakota

1981 Piper Dakota   (N51SW)

  N51SW Equipment List

  • Four seats, fixed gear, 144 knots TAS
  • 250 horsepower!
  • IFR equipped/certified
  • NAV/COMM 1: Garmin GNS530W -- approach-certified WAAS GPS
  • NAV/COMM 2: Garmin GNS430W
  • WX500 Stormscope -- displays on both Garmin GPSs
  • Garmin GTX330 digital transponder (ADS-B traffic in/out)
  • HSI
  • Century 2000 autopilot with Altitude Hold
  • Carb ice detector
  • JPI EDM 800 graphical engine monitor
  • PS Engineering audio panel with panel-mounted CD player




'78 Piper Lance

1978 Piper Lance   (N2167A)

  N2167A Equipment List

  • Six seats, all leather (club seating in rear)
  • 300 Horsepower
  • Retractable gear
  • IFR equipped/certified
  • Garmin GNS430W: approach-certified WAAS GPS
  • Garmin 330ES Digital Transponder (ADS-B in/out)
  • Three-Axis Autopilot with altitude hold
  • Stratus unit for in-cockpit weather
  • PS 7000B audio panel w/ intercom plus music and cellphone inputs
  • Constant speed prop
  • King KX-155 NAV COM
  • EGT
  • Backup Vacuum Source
  • Alternate Static Source



Each of our aircraft is kept in an individual, private hangar at the Northeast Philadelphia Jet Center. As a member, you will get keys to the hangars and the planes.

Hangar doors are electrically operated with one finger -- no pushing or pulling! For the Lance, we also have a powered mini-tug to make ramp movements a breeze.

See the FAQ page for what we charge to fly these planes.