1966 Comanche PA24-260B FOR SALE
|You can spend a half a million dollars and get a plane that cruises a few knots faster but you will find the Comanche's performance, load carring capacity and overall to be very comparable in all aspects.|
|Here we're flying over the Great Salt Lake on the way to Oshkosh.|
|Why am I selling this airplane?
I've flown it across the country 3 times now and it's a very fine traveling machine. Unfortunatley, I've been bitten by the formation flying bug which requires a very different airplane.
|What are it's performance characteristics?
I flight plan for 150k true and 13gph burn. Typically it does a little better than that. My experiences crossing the U.S. is it cruises about 155k on 12.2 gph. Crossing the Sierra and the Rockies I typically stay pretty high, in the high teens using a protable O2 system. East of the Rockies 7 to 9 is more comfortable.
|Is the airplane IFR capable.
Although it doesn't have much of the fancy new glass panel equipment, it is a very capable IFR platform. The STEC 50 has a lot to do with this. I typically won't go if my destination is forcast to be anywhere near minimums, but often launch through the clouds. I also stay well clear of thunderstorms and icing conditions. The aircraft carries 86 gal fuel which pencils out to almost 7 hours which is typically a few more hours than most of us want to spend. Again, the STEC 50 does a marvelous job of reducing pilot workload so longer legs are not only possible, but time savers as well not having to land and refuel.
Note : I have gathered information and pricing on (3) different scenarios for an IFR approved GPS which I will be happy to share.
|Does the aircraft have any damage histroy?
No, nothing more than a few bumps and bruises. It's never been landed without the assistance of wheels and never been involved in either an incident or accident.
|Have all the AD's and SB's been complied with?
Yes to all AD's and SB's. Complete documentation.
|So, fly high, fly far in this lovely Comanche.
Contact me .. John Long