The Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow B is a single engined, low wing, four-seater aircraft with retractable undercarriage.
In the early 1950’s Piper began investigation a replacement for the ageing PA-22 Tri Pacer. In 1958 the decision was
taken to design a completely new aircraft designated as the PA-28. Designers John Thorpe and Fred Weick were hired and
a new factory was built at Vero Beach, Florida. The Piper PA-28 Cherokee single engined, low wing, fixed undercarriage,
four-seater aircraft was flown for the first time on 14 January 1960. The first prototype, N9315R, was powered by a
112kW (150hp) engine. The first production model, a Piper PA-28-150 with a 110kW (150hp) Lycoming O-320-A2A engine flew
on 10 February 1961. Initial production aircraft were next to the PA-28-150, the PA-28-160 powered by a 120kW (160hp)
Lycoming O-320-D2A engine. The PA-28 Cherokees were introduced in 1961 as replacements for Piper's PA-22 TriPacer and
Colt. Unlike the PA-22 series the new PA-28 was a low wing design with metal construction. From 1962 a 135kW (180hp)
version was added to the lineup. The 127kW (235hp) flat six Lycoming O-540 powered Cherokee 235 was introduced in 1963.
In February 1964, a further version of the Cherokee was announced, the two seat PA-28-140. This PA-28-140 side-by-side
two-seater was intended primarily for the training role and was powered by a 140 hp Lycoming O-360-E2A engine. Over the
years, subsequent variants entered the market, include the Cherokee B and Cherokee C, the 180D, 235C, 140 Flite Liner
two seat trainer PA-28-140, -180F, -235E, PA-28-180 Cherokee Challenger and PA-28-235 Cherokee Charger, the PA-28-180
Cherokee Archer and PA-28-235 Cherokee Pathfinder, PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior which introduced the new tapered wing that
would become a feature of subsequent PA-28s, PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II and PA-28-236 Dakota (the Cherokee prefix was
later dropped for the Archer II and Warrior), the PA-28-161 Warrior II, PA-28-201T Turbo Dakota and PA-28-161 Cadet.
Next to these the larger PA-32 and the retractable undercarriage variant of the Cherokee, the PA-28R Arrow, entered
production. In 1991, the original Piper Aircraft Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the early 1990s,
small numbers of Warriors, Dakotas and Archers were built. In 1995, the company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy
and was renamed The New Piper Aircraft Company. As part of the end of bankruptcy protection, the company was sold
to Newco Pac Inc., itself owned by Piper's creditors and a Philadelphia-based investment firm. In 2006, the New
Piper Aircraft Company was renamed Piper Aircraft. The company currently produces the Warrior III, the Archer III
and the Arrow. More than 30,000 PA-28’s have been built up to date.
The 1972-built Piper PA-28R-200 Piper Cherokee Arrow B s/n 28R-7235261 was test-flown as N11C in the USA, before it was registered
OE-DTM in Austria. In 2001, registration OE-DTM was cancelled and the PA-28R-200 was registered N300LB in the USA with Aircraft
Guaranty Corp. Trustee in Houston, TX, on 26 April 2001. Aircraft Guaranty Corp. Trustee, is an aircraft registration company in
the US, specialised in providing Individual Trust Agreements to non-US citizens to enable them to legally register their aircraft
on the American "N" register, and the Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow B N300LB found a new home at Flugplatz Mönchengladbach
in Germany. On 22 February 2005, registration N300LB was cancelled as exported to Germnany, and the aircraft was registered D-ENLB,
the same month. On 2 November 2018, Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee B D-ENLB was seen at Fluplatz Stadtlohn in Germany.