Aircraft Review

October 2000 Issue

Five Light Twins

In a dollar-for-dollar comparison, the Cessna 310 and mid-vintage Barons finish at the top for overall value.

[IMGCAP(1)] So maybe money isnít a consideration. Youíve done well in the market, sold your business or been promoted to senior VP and that ratty old 210 youíve been flying just isnít getting it done.

And neither would a light-light twin of the sort we analyzed in the June issue. The next rung on the step-up ladder is the light non-cabin class twin, airplanes that are a bit more expensive to buy and operate than light-light twins but carry more and eke a few more knots.

These are big airplanes with performance and handling that are less tolerant of an incompetent pilot than the light-light twin. Before considering one, we encourage the prospective owner to keep two ideas in mind:...

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