The Piper Aztec series aircraft dates back to it’s predecessor,
the Piper Apache, which made its first flight in 1954. Piper substantially
improved the Apache design, making such revisions as adding larger
engines, and then introduced the Aztec model in 1962. This aircraft
was classified as a light twin and carried a pilot and up to five
passengers. Due to the user friendly characteristics of this Aztec
model, many of these aircraft found their way into twin engine
flight training roles and many of today’s professional pilots
received their multi-engine ratings in these aircraft. This was
by far the most popular light twin engine aircraft built by Piper.
When production ceased in 1982, a total of 4,930 Aztecs had been
Due to the economics of ownership and operational costs, the Piper
Aztec is the most widely used twin engine aircraft for aerial surveying
applications. The aircraft has an excellent safety record, is easy
to fly, and has very high load limits which allows for carrying
a substantial amount of aerial surveying equipment.
Aerial Viewpoint – Piper Aztec PA 23-250 Specifications:
Flight Duration: 5.0 Hours
Range: 800+ Miles
Economy Cruise Speed: 165 MPH
Maximum Ceiling Altitude: 16,000
Camera Port Modification: 20” Diameter Camera Port to accommodate
our Leica RC-10 and RC-30 series survey cameras.
Electrical System Modifications: This aircraft has alternator conversion
for additional electrical requirements.