Used Aircraft Guide


Mooney M20J 201/MSE

Known by a fistful of names, the M20J was a true watershed design that affected all Mooneys to follow.


The Mooney M20J, introduced in 1977, marked a turning point for Mooney. It was the beginning of a new era, simultaneously retaining the traditional Mooney strong points while delivering significant improvements in performance, appearance and utility over its predecessors. So good was the initial product that it has continued in production to this day largely unchanged, despite several name alterations along the way.

The basic airframe of nearly all Mooneys (the ill-received Porsche PFM being a notable exception) is essentially the same, and has been since the M20A of the mid-1950s. It consists of a semi-monocoque rear fuselage, metal-skinned steel tube ca...

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