Tag "used-aircraft"

October 17, 2013

Bucket List Birds

Everyone has their list of airplanes they “must fly” or dream of flying someday. Some of these are out of sight for most mere mortals. Airplanes on that list might include the ‘stang, the 787 Dreamliner, and pretty much anything in the previous or current US military inventory. But I’m a realist. I don’t envision…

October 10, 2013

Apps instead of Maps: The Top iPad Innovations for Pilots

by Alan Carr Every pilot knows that more weight means added time, and that charts, maps, and manuals add a significant number of minutes to your flight. Thankfully, the iPad Mini weighs less than a pound and can contain pounds of information in just a few apps. Here are some of my favorite iPad resources…

May 14, 2013

Something Old, Something New…Light Sport Aircraft

  Tecnam P92 and the Piper J-3 Cub – brothers from different mothers There are plenty of articles that talk about the very specific niche that is the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), but I thought it would be fun to discuss it from a little different perspective. One of the interesting things to look at…

April 26, 2013

What would I buy…Monocoupe

What would I buy? Monocoupe This is the fifth installment in a series of articles based on a hypothetical set of airplane ownership criteria. Note: This information is strictly the opinion of the author. Your mileage may vary.  So for this one I reached deep into my eccentric tastes to produce an example of how I…

February 23, 2013

What would I buy…Beechcraft Bonanza

What would I buy….Beechcraft Bonanza This is the fourth installment in a series of articles based on a hypothetical set of airplane ownership criteria. Note: This information is strictly the opinion of the author. Your mileage may vary.  Previous Installments: Kolb Luscombe 8A Globe Swift The goal this time will be to spend $40,000 for a…

January 22, 2013

What would I Buy….Globe Swift

What would I buy….Globe Swift This is the third installment in a series of articles based on a hypothetical set of airplane ownership criteria. Note: This information is strictly the opinion of the author. Your mileage may vary. Our previous installments where on LSA category aircraft: #1 here and #2 here for $10,000 and $20,000 respectively. The goal…

December 7, 2012

Buying a used homebuilt

Buying a used homebuilt In this economy there is no question it’s a buyers market. This is the same for the used homebuilt market, there are plenty of good deals out there. But do you really know what you’re buying? Lets examine some key questions and provide some answers from my point of view.

October 31, 2012

Barnstormers.com Addict: So many aircraft for sale, so little money…

I’m a Barnstormers.com addict… If you aren’t familiar with the website Barnstormers.com then hopefully you can run now and be spared from the addiction. Barnstormers.com is an aviation classified site that is chocked full of used airplanes and parts for sale. I was first introduced to Barnerstormers.com back in 2004 when I was researching the…

September 8, 2012

Buying an airplane: Asking yourself the right questions

Buying an airplane is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Initially we start with some simple (or not) questions. In future segments we’ll decend down into the details of purchasing an aircraft. Before we can proceed you need to ask youself some fundamental questions:

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