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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.

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.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top 20 LSA


Celebrating quality, innovation and endurance



Top 20 LSAThe sky isn't falling on the LSA phenomenon, though daily reports of global financial megadoom continue apace.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dream Machines


A turbine-aircraft buyer’s guide



Dream MachinesWhether you're just one lottery ticket away from your dream machine or you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, turbine power is the ultimate way to go.
Monday, December 5, 2011

Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012


Five aircraft round out the piston-twin selection



Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012Back in the '70s and '80s, there were nearly two dozen twins on the market.
Monday, December 5, 2011

Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012


Which aircraft is best for you?



Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10 Sexiest Airplanes


More than mere machines



10 Sexiest AirplanesWe thought we were doing something really clever when we came up with the "10 Sexiest Airplanes" idea. It wasn't until we delved into making up the list that we came face-to-face with the need to define the term "sexy."
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Getting Creative: 10 Ways To Fly For Less


Flying doesn’t have to leave your wallet empty



Getting Creative: 10 Ways To Fly For LessFlying is expensive. In fact, recent initiatives by the FAA and AOPA list the cost of flying as one of the reasons people either opt not to learn to fly, or stop taking lessons once they start.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Buy To Fly


Rent versus own: What’s best for you?



Buy To FlyHello, can I schedule a lesson for Friday afternoon? No? You don’t have an airplane available?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Choose Your Own Adventure


A look at the best aircraft for backcountry exploration



Choose Your Own AdventureSo, you just hit the lottery for a half-million bucks (after tax). This sounds like a big deal, except that it’s redundant because your spouse hit it last week for 10 million.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Choosing A Six-Seater


All-inclusive guide to fixed, retractable, single and twin six-seaters



Choosing A Six-SeaterIf it’s really true that buyers of four-seat airplanes often buy two seats more than they need, the same may not be true of purchasers in the six-place class.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Four-Seater Buyer's Guide


20 new aircraft to choose from



Four-Seater Buyer's GuideFour-seat airplanes have always been the most popular configuration in general aviation.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Putting The Adventure Back In Aviation


Top airplanes, gear and schools for a different kind of flying



Putting The Adventure Back In Aviation“Adventure”—now there’s a word that’s open to interpretation. In fact, the phrase “adventure aviation” may seem redundant to most people because aviation itself usually is seen as an adventure.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Most Affordable Singles


We examine some of the best buys In general aviation



The Most Affordable SinglesWhile our last buyer’s guide [“Buyer’s Mini-Guide To Four-Seat Singles,” P&P April 2010] included a smorgasbord of new airplanes, this one deals with used aircraft and draws from an even wider field.