Used Aircraft Guide


Piper PA-28R Arrow

Not the fastest or sleekest, perhaps, but the Arrow has the virtues of simplicity and relatively low cost.


The Piper Arrow is, in a way, like a Ford Taurus. Not the fastest, not the roomiest, not the most stylish... but it has enough of all of those qualities to give it enduring popularity. For those unable to afford a Mooney or Bonanza, it offers a less expensive, though still reasonably capable, cross-country machine. It also has the advantage of not being an orphan ó the Arrow is still being made.

The Arrow, since itís really just a retractable Cherokee (or Archer), is a logical step-up airplane for pilots who now fly fixed-gear Pipers. Everything will be familiar, from gauge placement to handling and procedures. And that, of course, was the basic marketing model for all of t...

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