Aircraft Review

December 2017 Issue

Premier’s Dakota Redo: Like New, Half Price

In the Dakota, Piper found a sweet spot for owners hauling lots of people and stuff. Premier wants to bring it back with a nose-to-tail refurb.

Itís axiomatic that four-place airplanes are flown with two or three seats empty for most trips. But itís just as true that some owners want not just four seats, but a bunch of payload even beyond that. Thatís why we have the Cessna 182 and the Piper PA-28-235/236 series. That there arenít many of the latter suggests that owners hungry for hauling are a fraction of the market, at least for Piper.

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