Aircraft of the Week: Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP

The PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP is a single engine light aircraft designed and manufactured by Piper Aircraft. Flown for the first time in 1975, Piper continued to produce the Saratoga until 2009. It features a tapered wing, unlike its predecessors, and a retractable landing gear which distinguishes it from the Piper Cherokee Six. These aircraft are common among private owners, mostly notably, the late John F Kennedy Jr. They are also used as business/touring aircraft.


  • Low, tapered wing with leading edge wing gloves
  • Single Lycoming piston engine with propeller
  • Lance retractable landing gear
  • No T-tail, unlike earlier variants
Horsepower: 300 Gross Weight: 3600 lbs
Top Speed: 163 kts Empty Weight: 1999 lbs
Cruise Speed: 158 kts Fuel Capacity: 102.00 gal
Stall Speed (dirty): 57 kts Range: 784 nm
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1013 ft Ground Roll 732 ft
Over 50 ft obstacle: 1573 ft Over 50 ft obstacle: 1612 ft
Rate Of Climb: 1116 fpm  Ceiling: 15588 ft

Performance data courtesy of Pilotfriend and can be found here. Fe

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