Today’s Top AircraftForSale Pick: 2000 Mooney M20M Bravo

While earlier Mooneys famously went fast with small engines, the Bravo goes faster with a bigger one.

The 2000 Mooney M20M is know for its efficiency and relative speed for a light single. [Courtesy: Aircraft For Sale]

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For years Mooney owners touted their compact, aerodynamically clean aircraft for maintaining a fast pace with small, fuel-sipping engines. They were a textbook case of doing more with less. Indeed, they often burned half as much fuel as competing four-seat retractables with larger engines and more power.

By the time this 2000 Bravo rolled off the assembly line, things had changed at the company and M20s were getting brawny. Packing a 6-cylinder, turbocharged Lycoming 540 engine, this airplane can climb quickly to 25,000 feet and cruise at speeds above 200 ktas.

With paint and interior in great condition and just 1,253 hours on the airframe, this Bravo has a long life ahead and is full of possibilities for pilots who want to cover long distances quickly. Other features include dual batteries and alternators, a factory oxygen system, leather-covered yokes, air vents and reading lights at all four seats along with cup holders.

The IFR panel includes a Garmin GTN 650, dual Garmin GI 275 flight instruments, GTX 345 transponder with ADS-B in and out, King KFC 150 autopilot, and more.

If you are looking for a family hauler that will handily outrun most of the competition, consider looking into this Mooney M20M Bravo, which is available for $259,000 on AircraftForSale. You can arrange financing of the airplane 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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