Aircraft Review

June 2001 Issue

Cabin Class Twins

The Aerostar pulls away speedwise but doesnít carry much. Piperís Navajo may be the best overall compromise.

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Okay, so the stock market has taken a dump. But the up side is that suddenly, there are more cabin class airplanes on the used market, cheap.

To sort through the choices, weíll round out our series on used twins by taking a look at the non-Cessna iron available for those who want luxury and are willing to pay for the maintenance these complex, aging machines demand.

At the risk of sounding preachy, weíll reemphasize four key points: Get a thorough pre-purchase inspection; donít short yourself on proper training; plan on EGT/CHT engine analyzers for each engine and, last, if you canít pay the maintenance bills these airplanes incur, donít buy one in the first place....

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