Used Aircraft Guide

November 2016 Issue

Beechcraft Sierra

Slower and cheaper than a Bonanza, the Sierra impresses with a comfy cabin, good reliability and sturdy build quality.

The Beech Sierra’s entry into the normally aspirated 200-HP piston single market was—like its competitors’ offerings—a growth airplane derived from an earlier model with less horsepower and less complexity. That was the Model 23 Musketeer, of course. Like Piper’s Arrow and Cessna’s Cardinal RG, the Sierra sports four seats, a constant-speed prop and retractable landing gear, making it a logical step-up for newer pilots and owners looking for something a bit more than a trainer-category aircraft. While it’s no speed demon, there’s a lot to like about Sierra ownership.

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