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PIPER Cherokee Six

PIPER Cherokee Six Price and Operating Costs


The PIPER Cherokee Six, production in 1965 – 1978, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 5 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 14,500′, a optimal cruise speed of 137 knots/158 MPH, and a 488 NM/561 SM seats-full range. The PIPER Cherokee Six has a 1,209′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 1,311′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’01” cabin high, 03’06” cabin wide, and 10’06” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 28.00 ft^3; 08.00 ft^3 being internal and 20.00 ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft PIPER Cherokee Six is $85,000.00. A $42,500.00 loan over 10 years including $177.08 per month in interest equates to a $2,131.11 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the PIPER Cherokee Six has total variable costs of $87,750.00, total fixed costs of $60,980.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $148,730.00. How much does it cost to fly: $330.51 per hour.

Maximal total range:
488 NM / 561 SM
Cruise speed:
137 knots / 158 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
5 people

PIPER Cherokee Six

Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $60,980.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $87,750.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $148,730.00
Cost per hour $330.51

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