PIPER CHEROKEE PA28-180
The Foothills Flying Club owns this aircraft. Built by Piper in 1964, this particular airplane has a low-time engine & prop.
This PA28 has 180 horsepower fueled by electric and engine driven pumps. This is a fixed pitch prop and runs around 9 gph. It's a nice, fast, and economical way to travel.
I fly this one the most and most recently.
CESSNA R172K Hawk XP
A slightly more powerful 172. Built by Cessna to meet the higher HP demands like a 182 but able to keep the cost down - enter the Cessna 172 XP.
The XP has typically about 35 more HP (160 vs 195), is fuel injected, and incorporates a constant speed prop, and is a tad heavier.
Constant speed props allows better control over fuel consumption, power, and have controls in the cockpit to manage things differently (EGT, MP, Fuel Rate Gauge).
A while ago, I rented this one from the Calgary Flying Club @ Springbank. Very much the pre-cursor to a float plane.