Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia. Characteristics. Photo.
Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia. Characteristics. Photo.

Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia. Characteristics. Photo.


Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia is a twin-engine multi-purpose aircraft, developed by the American company Piper Aircraft in 1967 year.


Photo Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia


His first flight of the aircraft the Piper 600 made in 1967 year, at the same time the aircraft was developed on the basis of other models created by aircraft manufacturer a few years earlier, but given a new, more advanced aerodynamic shape of the aircraft fuselage, and very powerful engines, it was decided to create a new model, which could create a good competition to the aircraft of other global aircraft manufacturers.

On board the aircraft Piper PA-60 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia can be accommodated (depending on the modification of the aircraft and complete interior) to 5 passengers, with a carefully elaborated detail, even the two longest flights, and this model is able to overcome the distance to 1648 kilometers are very comfortable, which in some cases allows you to operate the aircraft as a means of business aviation.


Cab Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia


The power plant includes two piston aircraft (depending on version) aircraft engines, allowing the aircraft to reach speeds of up to 492 km \ h (maximum flight speed), at the same time the aircraft powerplant is able to develop the capacity of 580 hp actively exploited not only for passengers, but also for transportation.

In 1968 year has been a model of Piper 600A, differ only in the number of improvements will not affect, in general, on the flight performance of the aircraft.

Piper 600E version was no different from its previous versions, however, a number of improvements are still been made since version is aimed for sale in European countries, where small-engine aircrafts had their own special requirements.


Salon Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia


In 1970 year, a model Piper 601, later called only as Piper PA-61. Current version has a turbocharged engine, a modified passenger compartment more and more adapted to the pilots control panel.

In 1972 year, it was a version of Piper 601B (Piper PA-61), the main distinguishing feature of which is to increase the wingspan, increased maximum takeoff weight and fuel tanks increased volume, which in turn allows not only to carry more cargo, but also carried out more two longest air flights.

The version with a pressurized cabin - Piper PA-61P (Piper 601P) was introduced in the year 1973, in this case, the plane could only carry out flights at high altitudes, but was able to able to take on board a large payload.


Piper PA-60 \ PA-61 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia Photo


The Piper PA-60, originally referred to as the Piper 602P Sequoia, was a revised version of the PA-61P powered by 540 hp Lycoming TIO-1-AA5A290 engines. each.

Model Piper 620 Aerostar received minor changes compared to previous versions - one of the most important differences become new engines with a capacity of 310 hp each.

Piper 700 Superstar is a single prototype with lengthened fuselage, designed to increase the number of people taken on board, however, the model is running in production has not been.

The Piper 700P is a modification of the 602P Sequoia, fitted here with Lycoming TIO-540-U2A counter-rotating engines. An analogue of this version is also the modification Piper 702P, the distinguishing feature of which is only a pressurized cabin.

Piper 800 - single version of the revised modification Piper 601P with lengthened fuselage, tail extended and new engines with a total capacity in 800 hp The production version has not been started due to technical miscalculations made during the development of the aircraft, as well as due to the low demand among the customers.

Piper 850 Speedstar - a single-engine turboprop equipped version, which allows to develop more power and airspeed.


Specifications Piper PA-60 \ Aerostar \ Sequoia.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 10,61 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 11,18 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,68 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1939 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 931 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2870 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 390 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 492 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1648 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: 2 × Avco Lycoming TIO-540-U2A (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 350 hp (Depending on modification).


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