Used Aircraft Guide


Beech 24 Sierra

The Sierra is one of the slowest retractables you can buy. But itís comfortable and well-made, and owners like it.

[IMGCAP(1)] If the Mooneys are at one end of the retractable spectrum (small inside, but very fast and efficient) the Beech Sierra surely must be at the other end (very comfortable, but awfully slow). When trying to describe the Sierra, words like sexy, good-looking, or speedy are not the ones that first leap to mind. Most would select adjectives more along the lines of dowdy, slow, and utilitarian, with a goodly measure of comfort thrown in. To be sure, no matter how you slice it, the Sierra will never be known for its mass appeal. Indeed, it might better be likened to an old woody wagon than to any sort of sports car.

And like the woody wagon, the Sierra has a certain appeal for those i...

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