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PIPER Warrior III Price and Operating Costs


The PIPER Warrior III, production in 1995 – 2012, requires a one man crew and can be configured in 3 seats. Maximum operating altitude of 11,000′, a optimal cruise speed of 117 knots/135 MPH, and a 649 NM/747 SM seats-full range. The PIPER Warrior III has a 1,609′ runway length (or runway plus clearway and/or stopway) and 1,521′ actual landing distance required. Cabin specifications: 04’01” cabin high, 03’06” cabin wide, and 07’03” cabin long. Maximum luggage capacity of 24.00 ft^3; 24.00 ft^3 being internal and N/A ft^3 being external.


Average price for used aircraft PIPER Warrior III is $60,000.00. A $30,000.00 loan over 10 years including $125 per month in interest equates to a $1,504.31 per-month payment. Based on 450 hours a year and fuel cost at $5.00 per-gallon, the PIPER Warrior III has total variable costs of $54,450.00, total fixed costs of $60,735.00, and hypothetical summary cost of $115,185.00. How much does it cost to fly: $255.97 per hour.

Maximal total range:
649 NM / 747 SM
Cruise speed:
117 knots / 135 MPH
Average price:
Number of passengers:
3 people


Flying 450 Hours per Year
Owner-operated hours 450
Charter-operated hours
Fuel Cost per-gallon $5.00
Fixed operation and maintenance cost $60,735.00
Variable operation and maintenance cost $54,450.00
How much does a helicopter cost per year $115,185.00
Cost per hour $255.97

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