A Piper PA-23 Geronimo twin is available for instruction through Advanced Aviation at Lawrenceville, GA (http://advancedaviation.com, 770-682-9007). The Geronimo is an upgraded version of the Piper Apache where the 150 hp engines have been replaced with 180 hp engines, providing a superior single-engine climb rate. In addition, a dorsal fin has been added to provide better longitudinal stability for single-engine flight. The result is a docile twin with the ability to fly safely in the hot summers of Atlanta.
Geronimo 1463P was re-engined in 1977 and has 2500 hours total time and 1000 hours on the engines and props, unusually low times for an older aircraft. Economy is provided by the Lycoming O-360 four-cylinder engines, with a fuel burn of less than 20 gallons/hour.
The instrument panel is modified to provide the standard IFR six-pack arrangement, a Garmin 430 GPS, and an HSI. Recent Imron paint and a quality interior, plus a new Garmin 340 intercom, provide a comfortable training environment.