When I finally get my check ride done, I'd like to go a few places a few hours away with the wife. What should I rent that would get me there and back in a shorter amount of time than I can do with the Sky Hawk? I've been training in the C 172. The POH has TAS speeds that these 30 year old, well used planes will never again see in a cruise. Which is understandable - engines are old, air frames aren't as clean as they were, etc. Where can I find an idea of what "real" speeds other 30 year old rentals might have? For example, if the Sky Hawk I'm training in has a real TAS of 105 kts, would a 30 year old Tiger really give me 130 kts? Or would it be just as fast as the Sky Hawk? Archer - about the same as the Sky Hawk?