Piper's 160 hp version of the PA-28 four-seater is a favourite with flying clubs. In 1974, the old straight wing was replaced with a semi-tapered wing and the aircraftwas built as the PA-28-151 Warrior with a 150 hp engine but the Warrior II, introduced in 1977, has a 160 hp Lycoming. The Warrior was discontinued in 2013 in favour of the Archer TX.
Owned for 7 years. Having trained on Cessna aircraft i was impressed by how easy it was to convert on to- the landings are so much easier. Getting in and out of the cockpit is a bit more of a challenge but once you get used to moving the seat fore and aft it isnt that bad. Operating the air craft along side a C172G i find the operating and maintenance costs about the same. One advantage of the Warrior is that they were corrosion proofed from new unlike a lot of the Cessnas. All in all i would say that the PA 28-161 is not the most exiting plane to own or fly but it is one of the most predictable in the air and on the pocket.