Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 1994 Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP

The six-seat traveling machine has the appeal of a roomy family SUV.

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I was recently chatting with a pilot friend at the airport. He does not own an airplane right now but always speaks fondly of the Piper Saratoga he owned when his sons, now in their 30s, were young children. I have lost count of the vacation trips, camping trips, and fishing excursions he described, but they all seemed to turn out well.

There might be a bit of selective memory at work, but there is no denying the Saratoga’s prowess as a traveling platform, thanks to its large cabin and stable, user-friendly flight characteristics.

This air-conditioned Saratoga SP has always been hangared and is looking for its third owner. It has 1,952 hours on the airframe and engine, with 154 hours since the installation of six new Lycoming cylinders.

The panel has a Garmin GTN 650 GPS/nav/com and a Garmin SL 30 nav/com, Avidyne EX 500 multifunction display, Garmin GTX 330 Transponder w/ADS-B In and Out, WX 500 Stormscope, King KFC 150 autopilot with HSI, and a JPI EDM 800 engine analyzer with fuel flow.

Pilots looking for a stable, straightforward, six-seat single with a spacious, air-conditioned cabin where your family can stretch out should take a look at this Piper Saratoga SP, which is available for $289,500 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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