Piper PA-44 Seminole. Specifications. A photo.
Piper PA-44 Seminole. Specifications. A photo.

Piper PA-44 Seminole. Specifications. A photo.


Piper PA-44 Seminole - an American plane of light-twin engine used not only as a means for passenger transportation and cargo transportation, but also as a personal air transport, either as a training aircraft.


Photo Piper PA-44 Seminole


Design and development of the aircraft Piper PA-44 Seminole began in the year 1976, in this case, previously operated by the model was taken as the basis - Piper PA-28 CherokeeHowever, after the deeply held modernization, the decision was made to use not one but two piston engine, thus ensuring the aircraft is not only the best flight performance, but also increased the security of the flight conditions.

Another, no less important feature of the aircraft Piper PA-44 Seminole is the presence of the T-shaped tail, which allows to improve the handling of the aircraft and to increase its flexibility in carrying out missions. Such a tail part in the PA-28 model was missing, which sometimes led to complaints from the owners regarding the shortness of aircraft control.


Piper PA-44 Seminole photo


On board the small-engine aircraft Piper PA-44 Seminole can accommodate up to 4 people (including the pilot) that is more suitable to operate the aircraft for private purposes, but until today the aircraft operated by some air carriers to perform flights on airlines of local importance.

Due to the paired control, aircraft Piper PA-44 Seminole can be used for training future pilots.

His first flight of the aircraft Piper PA-44 Seminole committed in 1978 year, and after a year, in 1979, the model was launched in mass production. Despite the limited use of this aircraft, the release of these aircraft continues to the present day.


Cabin Piper PA-44 Seminole


The power plant of the Piper PA-44 Seminole is represented by two Lycoming O-360-E1A6D (or Lycoming O-360-A1H6) piston engines capable of developing a combined power of 360 hp. The maximum flight speed of this aircraft reaches 312 km / h, while the aircraft can freely cover distances up to 1630 km, which is more than enough, given the fact that the aircraft belongs to the light class.

In November 1979, the Piper PA-44-180T Turbo Seminole model was presented, a distinctive feature of which was the Lycoming TO-360-E1A6D piston aircraft engines installed here with the turbocharging option, which provided the aircraft with higher flight performance, although in fact, such parameters as speed and power have not changed.


Specifications Piper PA-44 Seminole.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 8,41 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,77 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,59 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1070 kg .;
  • Payload: 653 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1723 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 278 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 312 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1630 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5210 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Lycoming O-360-A1H6 (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 x 180 hp


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