I’m considering a bigger and faster airplane. Currently I’m in a Piper Comanche 250 with no major complaints. I fly regularly on 350, 670, and 800 mile trips. (the 880-miler is less frequent, and “not fun” anymore!)
It’s been pretty-much just my wife and I on these jaunts, but now we’ve recently added a 5-year old as a regular passenger. A few flights with her (the 5-year old) has got me thinking about more space. The thought of my wife being able to get up and “go back there” to deal with/entertain the 5-year old is quite appealing to me/us. More speed always gets me interested too! 8)
A Saratoga or Bonanza comes to mind first I guess, but the 880-miler makes me wonder if a pressurized airplane wouldn’t be a better choice.
Though the Saratoga isn’t all-that-much faster than my PA-24, etc.
*My first off-the-cuff comparison of a PA46-310 to my PA24 gets me to my 670-miler 1:15 earlier at a more comfortable altitude and burns about 3-4 gallons more fuel.
Yes- cost is still/always a concern, and I don’t want to compare apples-to-oranges here…
I’m going to be researching many options for sure, including Cirrus, Diamond, Columbia, etc.
**So, does anybody have any solid opinions when comparing the P210-Jav to the the Malibu/Mirage?