Aircraft of the Week: Piper PA-20 Pacer

The PA-20 Pacer was developed and manufactured by Piper Aircraft in the 1950’s as a four seated version of the Piper PA-17 Vagabond.  This classic aircraft was further developed with a more powerful engine and tricycle landing gear, eventually resulting in the Piper PA-22 TriPacer.


  • Four seated, single engine aircraft.
  • Conventional landing gear (later converted to a nosewheel landing gear for the PA-22)
  • Strut braced, high wing


Horsepower: 135 Gross Weight: 1950 lbs
Top Speed: 121 kts Empty Weight: 1020 lbs
Cruise Speed: 109 kts Fuel Capacity: 36.00 gal
Stall Speed (dirty): 42 kts Range: 470 nm
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1120 ft Ground Roll 780 ft
Over 50 ft obstacle: 1600 ft Over 50 ft obstacle: 1280 ft
Rate Of Climb: 620 fpm  Ceiling: 15000 ft


These specifications are based on the 135hp variant of the Piper Pacer. These have been provided by PilotFriend, and can be found here.

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