Used Aircraft Guide


Piper PA-28 Warrior

First of the PA-28s with a semi-tapered wing, the Warrior proved a worthy competitor for the Skyhawk.


The basic 150-HP four-place, fixed-gear single is about as close to an everyman airplane as you can get. Itís the market segment where airplanes become just capable enough to be practical transportation tools. They wonít haul a lot of people or cargo, but they will lift enough. They wonít go all that far or all that fast, but they will perform adequately. Airplanes in this class are sort of like Toyotas: Not terribly exciting or fancy, perhaps, but they do what you need them to without costing an arm and a leg.

The Cessna Skyhawk still owns this market, and the prices of used airplanes reflect that dominance. However, at least two of its mainstream competitors, the Piper Wa...

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