This 1979 Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II Is a High-Altitude ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

The large, economical turbocharged single gives pilots load-carrying flexibility.

Piper’s Turbo Lance II can fly high to trim travel time. [Courtesy: Clayton Conrad]

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Piper is famous for morphing its basic PA-28 Cherokee airframe into a full and diverse fleet of aircraft including two-, four- and six-place singles, light twins, trainers, and high-performance models. The retractable Lance and Turbo Lance were evolutions of the company’s six-place, fixed-gear Cherokee Six, which served as a flying family SUV.

For many years the Turbo Lance has offered pilots an economical way to cut their travel time using the advantages of turbocharging which, along with improved aerodynamics, boosted the airplane’s speed, especially at higher altitudes. The T-tail that appeared on this model and some other Pipers in the late 1970s gives it speedy looks to go with its improved performance.

This 1979 Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II has 9,278 hours on the airframe and 595 hours on its Lycoming TIO-540-SIAD engine since overhaul.

The panel includes an Apollo MX20 MFD with moving map, Apollo GX50 and GX55, dual King KX155 nav/coms, KT76A transponder, ADF, Insight graphic engine monitor, King HSI, Altimatic autopilot, Shadin fuel flow, and Davtron DC voltmeter.

Pilots seeking a turbocharged path to speedy, high-altitude travel with a roomy, six-seat cabin should consider this 1979 Piper Turbo Lance, which is available for $147,000 on AircraftForSale.

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Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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