Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 1974 Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow

Piper tucked in the wheels of its basic PA-28 model to create the sleeker, faster Arrow

Piper’s Arrow will be familiar to pilots who trained in fixed-gear PA-28s. [Courtesy: Larry Jacobi]

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Piper’s Arrow began in 1967 as a retractable version of the 180 hp fixed-gear PA-28. Tucking in the wheels gave the aircraft a noticeable bump in cruising speed and in popularity. Sales were brisk enough that after a couple of years Piper upgraded the engine to a 200 hp version of the four-cylinder Lycoming IO-360. Performance improved, making the Arrow more of a rival to the famously fast Mooney M20 series.

This Arrow has the sought-after 200 hp engine and would make a good traveling machine for families who want a reasonable combination of performance and economy. Arrows have long been go-to aircraft for flight schools, which use them to train pilots for complex endorsements. If you plan to buy one, you can easily get familiarization training to make sure it is the right airplane for you.

This 1974 Piper Arrow has 6,119 hours on the airframe, 1,465 hours on the engine since overhaul. Its panel features a Garmin GNS 430W, GMA 340, and Autocontrol III autopilot. The aircraft seats four and received a new interior and new paint in 2010.

Pilots looking for a gentle, forgiving four-seat family transporter that will feel especially familiar to those who trained in Piper PA-28s, should consider this 1974 Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow, which is available for $99,000 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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