Used Aircraft Guide

February 2019 Issue

Columbia 300/350:

Prices remain stable for these speedy and modern composite singles, but you'll pay a premium for newer models with fully integrated avionics.

But the airplane did have some disadvantages that might be significant to buyers who are eyeballing remaining Columbias on the current used market. Although both the Columbia 300 and earlier SR22s have identical empty and maximum gross takeoff weights, according to the Aircraft Bluebook the 300 gives up 150 pounds in full-fuel payload to the SR22, because its tanks are larger. It's a little more sensitive in loading, too, and perhaps a deal-breaker for some-it lacks the Cirrus' airframe parachute system.

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