October, 2011 Issue
AeroTrek: 220/240: Bargain LSA
Although its base price is barely half that of some LSAs, Aerotrek delivers good performance with no apparent quality fades.
At AirVenture last July, a poster in the Aerotrek booth caught our eye: $69,850 base price. Huh? That cant really be right, can it? Whats the gimmick? None, really. Although most of Aerotreks airplanes sell for about eight grand more than that, theyre still on the low end of the price spectrum. By our lights, a $70,000 airplane is by no means cheap, but if it costs barely half of its highest price competition, could there be some exceptional value there? We aimed to find out with a trial flight and a look at the company. Peeking ahead to our conclusion, we think these LSAs represent exceptional value, even if we wouldnt necessarily call them plush.
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