Piper PeopleWritten by Michael Leighton
Dr. Gary Schorr is a great aviation success story. I met the doctor several years back when he and I got involved with a fractional ownership of a King Air. Part of the deal was that I would teach Gary to fly.
Schorr turned out to be a great student and earned his private license flying a variety of late model aircraft that were available from the local flight school.
He passed his checkride and the aviation bug bit him hard. Gary decided to take the plunge and purchase his own aircraft, and use it to get his instrument rating.
He turned to some of his friends for advice and under their guidance he purchased a cherry 1979 PA-28-235B Dakota. The double taper wing, Lycoming 540, 235 hp Cherokee was an excellent choice for a first aircraft. He followed his plan and obtained his instrument rating.