Used Aircraft Guide

December 2016 Issue

Mooney 201/M20J

If two-person long-distance traveling is your mission, the 201 is tough to beat for speed, efficiency and comfort.

Mooney’s J-model is one of those rare ideal compromises between speed, economy and payload. It’s not the fastest retrac on the block, but as complex aircraft go, it’s relatively affordable to own, plus it’s easy to fly and maintain. Mooney pumped out nearly 2200 201s between 1977 and 2008 and the current used market has plenty for the taking. There’s a lot to like, which makes it easy to overlook some of the aircraft’s nits.

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