I suspect you all have answered this a 1000 times, but would love some seasoned advice. I currently fly a 99 Piper Archer and am about 2/3 through my IFR training (160 hrs total). I live in No. Cal. and would like to trade up in early '08 after I get my IFR done. My family of 4 weighs about 475# and growing (kids are 5 & 7) and most of our trips will and down the coast (300-700nm). I want A/C and O2.
So do I get a G3, G3Turbo, or G2 w/ac…cost is always a concern, but I don’t want to get “old technology” or be needing to upgrade in a year or 2.