Piper Saratoga SP

Year 1988
Type Single Engine
Make Piper
Model Saratoga SP
Price $219,000
Registration N4387L
Serial 3213015
Total Time 2315
SMOH 210
Location FL


1988 Piper Saratoga SP:

This beautiful LOW-time Piper Saratoga SP is one of a very few single-engine airplanes to be equipped and certified to fly VNAV and precision LPV approaches! (More info below). This aircraft has received meticulous care from its owner who has kept it hangared during his 10 years of ownership.

Here is a truly great opportunity to purchase and own a fully-equipped, low-time Saratoga SP in an all-around wonderful condition at a great price! It has been reduced below its Vref and Aircraft Blue Book valuations. There are no gimmicks. The owner simply does not have the need to fly any longer.

Compare and you will find older Saratoga SP´s with greater airframe and engine times plus less avionics selling at near or above this asking price!

So, hurry! This asking price will increase after the completion of its upcoming annual inspection.

Call Manny at AirplanesUSA (954)359-6000.


- Reg # N4387L
- Ser # 3213015


- 2315 TT Since New

Engine Specs:

- Lycoming I0-540-K1G5D (300 HP)
- 210 SMOH by Lycoming factory, Feb 2004 (TBO=2000)
- Piper V-belt upgrade: Wide alternator belt & pulleys
- JPI EDM-700-C digital engine monitor
- Electric oil pre-heater


- 3-bladed prop
- 210 Hrs. since Prop overhaul
- Polished Spinner


- Next due annual 2/07
- Next due Pitot-Static/IFR Check 02/08
- Owner applied "Corrosion X" on 2/06 as a preventative measure just prior to moving to Florida even though the aircraft had no sign of corrosion.
- All logbooks
- No damage history
- Maintenance CD
- All AD‘s complied with
- This aircraft´s engine is NOT affected by a "crankshaft A.D."


- Audio Panel: King KMA-24
- Nav/Com 1: Garmin GNS 480 GPS/ (TSO C146a, Levels 1, 2, 3 (LPV):
IFR certified for primary navigation!) with Glideslope and Moving Map
- (Read more about LPV approaches further down).
- Nav/Com 2: King KX 165
- Weather Radar: Stormscope WX-10
- Autopilot: KFC 150 with KCS55A slaved compass ( 3-axis )
- Flight director: King KI 256 Flight Director
- HSI: King KI 525A
- Loran: Northstar M1 with MD40 indicator
- Transponder: KT 79 Digital Transponder
- ADF: KR-87
- Intercom: Sigtronics SPA-400 (4-place)
- 3-light marker beacon
- Ground clearance switch
- Standby electric vacuum pump
- External antenna jack for emergency transceiver

Year Interior:

- Executive style 6-place interior (club configuration) in very good condition (original).
- Blue/Grey leather seats with cloth inserts
- Integrated window curtains
- Two headset jacks for rear seats
- Factory Air Conditioning (needs servicing)
- Height adjustable pilot and co-pilot seats
- Map lights
- Rear seats come out in a jiffy for extra cargo or leg room (see photos)

Year Exterior:

- Paint: Overall white top and grey lower with blue trim in very good condition (still shines - original)
- Static wicks
- Strobes, High Intensity Recognition Lights

Additional Info / Other:

- Heavy-duty Cleveland wheels and brakes
- Piper External Power Receptacle
- Aux Vacuum system
- Pitot heat
- ACK E-01 ELT with cockpit annunciator
- Useful load = 1243 lbs.
- Aircraft has been owned by same owner for the last 10 years.
- With the exception of a 6-month period, current owner has always kept this aircraft hangared
either in Ohio (KOSU) or upstate NY (KSLK).
- Logbooks indicate prior ownerships in Ohio and Connecticut.
- Bonus (Included): Ground Tech cover, nose plugs, tail cover, and sun shields.

Aircraft Location:

- Aircraft is located in Fort Myers, Florida 33907

About LPV Approaches (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance):

This Saratoga SP is equipped and certified to fly VNAV and precision LPV approaches!

"LPV" is a new category of approach that uses the WAAS signal and provides vertical guidance. You can fly LPV with WAAS avionics approved for LPV approaches. WAAS avionics do not automatically mean that you can fly the LPV minima line. WAAS approaches do not require any special ground equipment at the destination airport—no localizer or glide slope transmitters are necessary. To fly an LPV approach, you must have WAAS Class 3 avionics certified to TSO-C145a or TSO-C146A, and installed IAW AC 20-138A.

The FAA´s SatNav News reports that the number of U.S. LPV approaches continues to grow at an accelerated pace.

Since mid-summer, 169 new LPVs have been published, including 44 in July, 26 in August, 99 in September, and 29 in October, bringing the total to 292. About three hundred more should be added in the next fiscal year. LPV approach ceiling minimums are generally 250 feet, with visibility minimums of 3/4 or 1/2 mile, depending upon runway lighting and markings.

Read more about LPV approaches at:

- http://www.freeflightsystems.com/waas_factsheet.htm

- http://www.flttechonline.com/Current/U.S.%20LPV%20Approach%20Procedure%20Development%20Accelerating.htm


General Performance for a Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP with a 3-blade prop (Not aircraft specific):

Horsepower: 300 HP
Top Speed: 163 Knots
Cruise: 158 Knots
Stall Speed (Dirty): 57 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 102 Gallons
Service Ceiling: 15588 Feet
Range 784 NM
Rate-Of-Climb: 1116 FPM
Takeoff Ground Roll: 1013 Feet
Takeoff Roll Over 50´: 1573 Feet
Landing Roll: 732 Feet
Landing Roll Over 50´: 1612 Feet
Gross Weight: 3600 Pounds
Empty Weight (lbs): 1999 Pounds

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