For Sale
1995 TB-20 Socata Trinidad S/N 1758
GNS-530W, ADS-B in/out

I have been privileged to be the second owner of N501LF for the last seven years. The airframe has flown for approximately 3375 hours; currently the engine is at 1930 hours, with excellent compression and oil analysis data. The paint and leather interior were redone in 2005. Changes to my typical mission make me reluctantly offer her for sale.

In May of 2012 N501LF and I flew a trip from Massachusetts to Florida, the Bahamas, and Georgia, including several signficant over-water segments (5B6 > PVG > BQK > FXE > MYBS > MYAM > FXE > 7FL6 > KSM > SAV > PHF > HYA > 5B6), during which the plane performed flawlessly. . This trip included a stop at the annual Socata fly-in where the plane was inspected by the resident expert and described as "...a very uninteresting aircraft from the perspective of illustrating maintenance problems." Oil analysis has been performed at each oil change, with the most recent analysis including the note "N501LF has another nice report to add to it's collection... we're singing this engine's praises once again. Keep up the good work."

The Keith air conditioning system is presently partially removed for a 45 pound weight reduction (noted in airframe log, W+B), but all components are included for re-installation at the new owner's discretion.

HSI, Dual AI backup (pump plus DC AI), altitude hold and preselect autopilot, Stormscope, King IFR + Garmin GNS530W GPS, and ADS-B in/out compliance make this an ideal cross-country machine, business workhorse, or retirement playtoy.

In August of 1999, N501LF suffered a nose gear extension system failure, with the expected subsequent damage upon landing. At that time, the propeller was replaced, the engine was overhauled, and the airframe was restored to as-new condition. At this time, the only evidence of the event is in the logbooks (no 337 was filed).

Price upon request. Additional high-resolution photos, PDFs of logs, and answers to any questions you might want to ask upon request. Contact via email or phone. Principals only, please.

Note that this airplane was NOT part of the IAF/Pashosh fleet, although it is comparably equipped. The logs show that all maintenance since new was done within the United States.

(all photos below may be magnified by clicking on them)
  • 2900 SNEW, 1650 SMOH (approximate)
  • New paint and interior in 2005
  • King KMA24 Audio Panel
  • Garmin GNS530W GPS
  • King KX-165, glide-slope equipped
  • King KFC-150 Autopilot, Heading, GPS nav, altitude preselect and hold
  • King KAS297B Vertical speed/altitude selector
  • Garmin GTX-327 Transponder
  • Garmin GDL-88 ADS-B in/out Transponder
  • King KI-525A HSI
  • King KI-256 Flight Director
  • King KR87 ADF
  • 3M WX-1000 Stormscope, slaved to HSI
  • Davtron 803 OAT/Clock/Voltmeter
  • PS Engineering PM 1000II 4-place intercom w/ music input
  • Guardian I standby vacuum pump
  • Backup DC attitude indicator
  • Shadin Microflo fuel computer: Fuel remaining, gallons per hour, linked to GPS for fuel to destination, etc.
  • Kannad 406 AF Emergency Locating Transmitter
  • Sky-Tek 149NL lightweight starter
  • Keith Air Conditioning, presently partially removed for 45 pound weight reduction (all components include)
  • Included with purchase:
    • Kennon Aircraft cover
    • Kennon wing and tail covers (never scrape ice again)
    • Interior sun shields
    • Jack pads ($350 from Socata)
  • Annual due March 2015

For additional information, or to arrange an inspection, respond via email
to, or call 508-418-0707

All information provided here is believed to be accurate, but is subject to verification by the buyer

Mike Busch (The Savvy Aviator) on engine reliability and running past TBO