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Best Buys on General Aviation Aircraft

There are tons of light-sport aircraft for sale on the market.  Read about the best buys in general aviation planes as well as the most undervalued aircraft.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Light-Sport Aircraft: LSA Choices Galore


A divide-and-conquer approach



2016 Light-Sport Aircraft: LSA Choices GaloreA decade after light-sport aircraft burst on the aviation scene, the array of brands, models and configurations is simply amazing.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Adventure Aircraft: Seeking A Different Kind Of Aviation


A Buyer’s Guide to Adventure Aircraft



2016 Adventure Aircraft: Seeking A Different Kind Of AviationFor the three-dimensional adventure seeker in need of a shiny new machine to take him where he has never gone, there are plenty of options available.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 Piston Twins


Innovation and tradition coexisit



2016 Piston TwinsMulti-engine, piston aircraft were very much in style back in the 1970s and 1980s.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016 Turbines: Owner-Flown Market


The 2016 Turbine Buyer’s Guide



2016 Turbines: Owner-Flown MarketWith near-zero interest rates and the lowest Jet-A prices in years, 2016 is looking like a great time for any owner-pilot with a mission and the means to jump into the turbine market.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2016 Piston Singles


We feature the best players in piston singles for the new year



2016 Piston SinglesFor 2015, the aircraft diesel revolution has lost some of its momentum, at least temporarily, but most of the airplanes we grew up with are still with us.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Best Airplanes Under…


The problem in buying an airplane is finding the right one



The Best Airplanes Under…The initial idea for this article was to pick the 10 best airplanes under $100,000, but the immediate response was, "You're kidding, right?
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Warbirds On A Budget (Sort Of)


There are warbirds, and then there are warbirds



Warbirds On A Budget (Sort Of)The single-engine warbird inventory that's available to us civilians is so deep that it's hard to cover it all.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gyroplanes Buyer’s Guide 2015


Big views, big safety, low cost



Gyroplanes Buyer’s Guide 2015Gyroplanes are one of the last remaining secrets in the aviation community.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Aircraft For The Adventurist


These airplanes have adventure written all over them



Aircraft For The AdventuristOur category of adventure aircraft consists primarily of models not always confined to flights from Denver to Dallas or Atlanta to Wichita.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Light Sport For 2015


Our report on the best of the light-sport world for the coming year



Light Sport For 2015Nobody would argue that the introduction of light-sport aircraft (LSA) changed general aviation in ways unseen since the golden era of Cubs and Luscombes.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Finding The Perfect Turbine


Your magic carpet awaits



Finding The Perfect TurbineWith an improving economy and fuel prices headed down, the turbine market is heating up.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Seven Twins For The New Year


This category added one model to the list



Seven Twins For The New YearPiston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

LSA Buyer's Guide 2014


Our survey of light-sport aircraft for the coming new year!



LSA Buyer's Guide 2014Since our last buyer's guide, we've weathered a government shutdown and an LSA market still coping with a modestly recovering economy.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014


Jet-A dream machines for 2014



Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014There are a few new models such as the Cessna M2, the Eclipse 550, and the HondaJet coming on line this year and a lot of incremental improvements being introduced.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Adventure Aircraft Buyer's Guide 2014


These aircraft can do it all—training, aerobatics or bush flying on wheels, skis or floats



Adventure Aircraft Buyer's Guide 2014Many adventure aircraft are among the most docile machines in the sky.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Twin-Engine Pistons Buyer's Guide 2014


Take your choice: a 600 hp luxury transport to a 200 hp multi-engine trainer



Twin-Engine Pistons Buyer's Guide 2014The market for piston twins will probably never die as long as the airlines continue to need pilots, and that need is predicted to become even more prevalent in the near future.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2014


Sixteen models that provide transport for two to six folks at speeds as high as 235 knots



Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2014The prognosis for single-engine sales in 2014 remains mixed, but there are signs of improving times.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Shopping In The Fast Lane


A turbine buyer’s guide



Shopping In The Fast LaneThe market for turbine aircraft is slowly turning around, used inventories for many models are decreasing and some manufacturers are starting to cautiously ramp up production.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013


More new models, tighter FAA regulation and budget birds!



LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013Perhaps the biggest LSA (light-sport aircraft) story this year invokes the letters FAA (the Federal Aviation Administration).
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013


A rundown of the five aircraft in the market



Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013Piston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few. Back in general aviation's mod
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013


You want it, you got it: trainers, cross-country haulers, bush planes and more!



Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013The good news for 2013 is that a new model was added to the production ranks late in 2012.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Lure Of The Backcountry


Visiting a world only pilots know



The Lure Of The BackcountryHiding far beneath the surface of aviation's well-known conservative demeanor are those who find their flying excitement off the beaten path.