Used Aircraft Guide

April 2016 Issue

Piper Seneca

The PA34 series serves as a good trainer and step-up twin because it has few bad habits. Aftermarket mods make early ones better.

In our view, the Seneca is an entirely reasonable airplane. That, more than anything, may explain why it endures in Piper’s line, although the latest Seneca V is far more complex than the original Seneca I. The Seneca V is one of only five twins still in production—the others being the Baron, Piper’s own Seminole, the Diamond Twin Star, plus the Tecnam P2006T.

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