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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Aerostar 702: Still The Fastest

Forty years after its introduction, the Aerostar remains the world’s fastest, general aviation piston airplane—period

aerostarThere’s something almost magical about staring out at your own reflection in the left, polished spinner of an Aerostar, watching it whirl along at 2,300 rpm six feet from your left ear. You can see the long nose stretching out in front of you, the ground zipping past below and the sky arcing away above. It’s one of the most satisfying and immediately identifiable experiences in aviation.