The Piper PA-24 “Comanche” is a single-engine low-wing aircraft. It can carry two passengers with a flight crew of two operating under a Standard Airworthiness Certificate. It is powered by a Lycoming IO-540 that produces 260 HP at sea level. The Comanche has a maximum weight of 3,100 lbs. NTPS uses the Comanche for Performance and Flying Qualities flight test instruction.