Aircraft Review

January 1999 Issue

Six Place Survey

You can carry a lot or go fast but not at the same time. Piperís venerable Saratoga may be the best-value compromise.

[IMGCAP(1)] At some point, most people who own airplanes feel the need to pull more seats through the air. And that leads logically to this question: Twin or single?

You can buy into either market for about the same amount of money. But as we reported in the December issue, you can count on a twin costing not twice but three times as much to operate as a single.

Ignoring the gnarly issue of safety for a moment, operating cost alone rules out a twin for many owners. Why shell out $20,000 a year to pay for 100 hours or less of six-place twin time?

So full circle, back to a six-place single. Thereís wide range of choice, particularly if you consider off beat foreign makes and antiq...

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