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.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
25 Great Aviation Websites
Flying the Internet is shifting from a flight of fancy to an icon of information
Friday, December 1, 2006
10 Undervalued Classics
Given the way that prices on just about everything keep going up, it’s hard to believe there really is such a thing as an “undervalued” airplane. But such a thing does exist, especially when you look back at the older classics.
Sunday, October 1, 2006
10 Cheapest Birds In The Sky
Don't Let Their Low Prices Deter You: These Planes Aim to Please
As much as those of us in the industry might wish it otherwise, flying is definitely one of the more expensive pastimes. Unfortunately, some pilots simply accept the realities of expensive flying costs without investigating the alternatives. Despite what you may think, there are ways to fly without busting the family budget. True, you won't be aviating at 170 knots in a shiny new A36 Bonanza or Columbia 400, but you can stay in the air for considerably less than the national debt of Peru.
Thursday, June 1, 2006
Battle of the four-seat speedsters
Contrary to what many people think, there’s little to support the idea that general aviation’s glass is half empty. Examine the last dozen or so years of aircraft development. In that time, at least six single-engine, four-seat airplanes—all capable of cruising near or even well above the magic 200 knots—have emerged.
Saturday, October 1, 2005
25 Bargain Birds For 2005
The aircraft market continually changes, creating new low-cost airplanes for pilots who dream of owning their own plane
Compiling any list of the 25 best bargain buys in general aviation is almost guaranteed to ruffle some feathers. Our choices aren’t always going to agree with everyone else’s. No matter how much we try to be fair and impartial, our selections have to be at least a little subjective. We’re probably as subject to partiality as the next pilot, even if we’re allowed a broader frame of reference.
Saturday, January 1, 2005
Aviation’s Top Websites
In slightly more than a decade, the World Wide Web has gone from being a mere novelty to one of the most important tools available. Now, with a click of the mouse, pilots can access live weather, plan flights with previously unheard-of flexibilities, check fuel prices, find aircraft values, search databases, take virtual tours of museums and study volumes of hard-to-access aviation product information. In the proceeding pages, Plane & Pilot has assembled the best online sites for pilots who are searching for excellent resources on the Internet.
Thursday, January 1, 2004
10 Affordable Classics
Great news for pilots! Look at the airplanes you can buy for $30,000 or less!
Affordable classics might seem an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms, but in fact, there are more of them available than you might imagine. Before we could home in on the top 10, however, we had to define exactly what we meant by “affordable” and “classic.”
Monday, September 1, 2003
Project Bonanza Part II
The easy part was done. We had bought an airplane. Now we had to get busy with new avionics, paint and interior to create our vision of the perfect flying machine.
Our plan was simple: Choose a relatively economical, high-performance airplane for business and personal trips.
Friday, August 1, 2003
Project Bonanza Part I
By buying a used airplane and weighing its pros and cons, you can settle on a plan to make an “almost” airplane into one that’s “just right”
Here at Plane & Pilot, we wanted an airplane that had performance for weekday business missions and economy for fun on the weekends.
Wednesday, November 30, -0001
Top 10 Faux Fighters
Whether you’re a G-junkie or a wannabe Top Gun, there’s a bird out there for you
Maverick, Goose, Iceman, Tomcat, Sabre, Mustang, hero, testosterone, girls, speed, aerobatics, G-force. What do all these words have in common? Actually, they have two things in common: fighters and daydreams, although they could probably all be bundled into the “daydream” category because there are very few pilots who aren’t, to one degree or another, frustrated fighter pilots.