The Piper Comanche was manufactured by Piper Aircraft and its first flight was in May of 1956. Piper Aircraft brought the aircraft for sale
to the market in 1957. The aircraft was produced through 1972 and there were roughly 4,900 total built. The cost of the aircraft was between seventeen and thirty seven thousand dollars depending on purchase date and model. The aircrafts main use was for civil utility and flight training. The piper Comanche is a four seat plane and was designed with a low wing. It was designed with a retractable landing gear. A variant of the Piper Comanche was the Twin Comanche. The Piper Aircraft company made a public announcement in 1972 and said that the core of its aircraft were wiped out by a flood. This is when piper decided to cease production of its Comanche line. There were several other variants of the original PA 24 Comanche. Some of these variants consisted of the Comanche 180, Comanche 250, Comanche 260, Comanche 260 TC, Comanche 400, and the Twin Comanche. A notable flight that is still with us today was the flight flown by Max Conrad. He gutted the Comanche 250’s interior and replaced it with additional fuel cells. He took off in Casablanca, Morocco and landed in Los Angeles, California. It was a non-stop flight that had a world record range of 7,668 miles. The plane is now located in a museum in Liberal, Kansas where is it can be publicly viewed. If you’re in the market for a piper Comanche for sale, please have a look at our Comanche for sale below.