This 1975 Rockwell Commander 112 Is a Stylish, Sturdy ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

Produced by a military contractor, this four-seat retractable offers pilots thoughtful, attractive design with lots of ramp appeal.

1975 Rockwell Commander 112 [Courtesy: Safety Aviator]

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Rockwell might be better known for its military aircraft, such as the B-1 Lancer bomber, but during the 1960s the company was determined to take a share of the growing GA market and began developing the single-engine Commander 112 to complement its Aero Commander twins. A number of features, from its beefy trailing-link landing gear to its stylish cruciform tail surfaces, hinted at the new Commander’s military heritage. Indeed, the 112’s tail bears a strong resemblance to that of the supersonic B-1.

One of the Commander’s nice features that is not on its spec sheet is the reaction the aircraft often generates on the ramp, where its tall stance and shapely design attract attention. Commanders are not as common as Cessnas and Pipers, so they also tend to find favor with pilots who like an airplane that stands out. 

This 1975 Commander 112 has 3,289 hours on the airframe, 1,364 hours on its 200 hp Lycoming IO-360 engine since overhaul, and 775 hours on the propeller. The aircraft was repainted in 2000 and received a new interior in 2017.

The panel features a GNS 430 WAAS, GMA 340 audio panel, GTX 345 transponder, Aspen EFD 1000, Narco 118 Com, Narco 14 Nav, EDM 900 engine monitor, and S-TEC 20 autopilot. The aircraft also is equipped with Rosen visors.

Pilots looking for a four-seat traveling airplane with great looks, comfortable cabin, and rugged airframe should consider this Commander 112, which is available for $120,000 on AircraftForSale. 

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