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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.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

25 Great Aviation Websites


Flying the Internet is shifting from a flight of fancy to an icon of information



25 Great Aviation WebsitesAnyone looking to find the facet of flying that has grown the most over the past decade will discover that it’s the part of aviation on the Internet. What began as a mere curiosity some years ago is now a well-established component in most pilots’ lives. Never before have we been able to find so much information about the passion we share.
Friday, December 1, 2006

10 Undervalued Classics




10 Undervalued ClassicsGiven 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



10 Cheapest Birds In The Sky

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

Ultimate Showdown


Battle of the four-seat speedsters



Ultimate ShowdownContrary 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



25 Bargain Birds For 2005Compiling 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




Aviation’s Top WebsitesIn 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!



10 Affordable ClassicsAffordable 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.



Project Bonanza Part IIOur 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”



Project Bonanza Part IHere 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



faux fightersMaverick, 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.