Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 1966 Piper PA-30B Twin Comanche

This attractive, economical twin makes a good multiengine trainer or people mover.

Piper’s PA-30 Twin Comanche is an economical multi-engine transporter. [Courtesy: Alpha Bravo Aviation Services]

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Piper initially designed the PA-30 to replace the PA-23 Aztec, which had gained a reputation as slow and underpowered. The PA-30 was sleeker, more attractive, and a better performer. With speeds reaching 170 ktas and modest fuel consumption, the PA-30 became a favorite of individual owners and flight schools. The aircraft also made a number of movie and television appearances, including scenes from The Return of the Pink Panther and American Made.

This Twin Comanche has 5,200 hours on the airframe, 850 hours since overhaul of both of its Lycoming IO-320 engines, and 1,005 hours on both propellers since overhaul. The aircraft received new paint and interior in 2000.

The panel includes an Aspen Evolution 1000 PFD and MFD, a Garmin GTN 750 nav/com, a GNS 430W nav/com, a GMA 350 audio panel, a JPI EDM 790 engine monitor, a GTX 345R transponder, a Garmin G5, and an S-Tec autopilot.

Pilots looking for a sleek light twin with reliable engines, a nicely updated panel, and a flexible seating arrangement that offers extra loading options should consider this 1966 Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, which is available for $199,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Financial Group. For more information, email

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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