Beechcraft BE-77 Skipper: A plush trainer that's a good buy
by Thomas A. Horne, AOPA Pilot, September 2002
The Beechcraft Skipper (type designator BE-77) is one of general aviation's rarae aves, a limited-production T-tail trainer that was only built for three years, from 1979 to 1981. It came on the scene just when GA sales hit their peak, and its assembly line shut down just as small aircraft sales began the downward spiral of the 1980s. Records indicate that a mere 312 Skippers were built and that only 210 are now registered.