Used Aircraft Guide
April 2012 Issue
Used Aircraft Guide: Piper Saratoga and Lance
Stable and strong, its a great choice when load and comfort matters more than speed.
All airplanes are compromises. Since most of us lack an unlimited budget, were often forced to choose between going fast in a relatively small cockpit or dragging around a larger cabin more slowly. Its simple, really: The go-fast airplane will get us to our destination sooner, but we might be forced to leave behind a few things, or a few people. The slower, large-cabin bird gets us there just fine, thank you, and lets us carry all the stuff well need upon arrival. In the six-seat, retractable piston-single market, there are three basic choices: Beechs Model 36 Bonanza, Cessnas Model 210 Centurion or Pipers PA-32R series, the Lance and Saratoga. The Bonanza arguably handles better than the other two while probably squeezing out a knot or two over the Centurion.
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