Used Aircraft Guide

July 2011 Issue

Used Aircraft Guide: Twin Comanche

Economical, quick and quiet, the Twinkie stands out as one of Piperí»s best.

Piper's Twin Comanche occupies a special status in the world of GA airplanes. When we last examined the model five years ago, we compared it to Diamond's new-age DA42 twin. Diamond may have stubbed its toe since then, but the Twinco has lost none of its luster. Owners prize the airplane for the same reasons that they always have. It's an affordable, economical and accessible twin with decent performance. In many ways, it's one of the few twins that can claim to be not much more expensive than a single to own and operate. Or so many owners say. Prices of Twin Comanches have softened in the last five years, but they haven't plummeted. It's possible to find one with a spiffed-up panel and new paint for around $70,000.

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