Misc.

October 2002 Issue

Queries: 10/02

Fastest Single?
I’ve been looking through the archives for this answer.  Which single-engine airplane would you consider to be the fastest IFR airplane.  I own a 1979 T182RG and I’m looking for more speed. 

I have considered moving up to a Mooney Bravo as you can get the TKS feature, but is it the fastest?

-Craig Tankersley
Littleton, Colorado


If you’re limiting yourself to certified piston airplanes currently in production, the Bravo—a 200-knot plus airplane—is arguably the fastest, if you can stomach the fuel bill. Running a few knots slower is the Beechcraft B36TC.

If new isn’t a must, Rocket Engineering’s conversion of the K-model Mooney to a Co...

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