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Article: Financing The Flying Dream

It's no secret that learning to fly is expensive. Recent studies by AOPA and other general aviation groups have confirmed that the cost of flight training is one of the major barriers to entry into aviation for the average person.

Also labeled: Aircraft, Aircraft Ownership

Article: Getting Creative: 10 Ways To Fly For Less

Flying 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.

Article: Buying Your First Airplane

Buying your first airplane is exciting and confusing, all at once.

Article: Best LSA

The light-sport aircraft industry hangs in there, although sales numbers, as with general aviation, still struggle to gain safe altitude in the stormy economic skies ...

Article: The Most Affordable Singles

While 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.

Article: Top 20 Tips For Buying An Airplane

There’s no feeling that matches that of buying an airplane.

Article: Buying & Selling Strategies For 2010

Today’s GA marketplace is best described as difficult but not impossible. Today’s GA marketplace is best described as difficult but not...

Article: Ownership Made Easy

This...

Article: Co-Ownership: Navigating Airplane Partnerships

It’s a...

Article: We're Headed For The Future

To borrow a line from my favorite songwriter and...

Article: $1,000 Per Month Airplane

Because response to Plane & Pilot’s “$500 Per Month?” article [October 2007] was so overwhelming, we decided to take the idea to the next level.

Article: Project Bonanza Part I

Here at Plane & Pilot, we wanted an airplane that had performance for weekday business missions and economy for fun on the weekends.

Article: Partnership Aircraft

Would an aircraft partnership save you money or allow you to fly a bigger and better airplane for less than...

Article: $500 Per Month?

I’ve always believed that everyone can own an airplane. Indeed, I’ve noticed that many of the people who are now jetting around in Gulfstreams or Challengers got started in Champs, Cubs, Stinsons, Cessna 150s, Cherokee 140s or similar entry-level...

Article: 10 Affordable Classics

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...

Article: Got Insurance? Are You Sure?

A pilot rents an airplane...

Also labeled: Insurance, Learning Center

Article: An Advanced Course In Engine Management

Today, bookstores have shelves of self-help and how-to books targeted at people just like me. You know, books like Brain Surgery For Dummies, Taxes For Dummies or The...

Also labeled: Maintenance

Article: Secrets For Buying Undervalued Aircraft

Whether the stories are real or just urban legends, sooner or later, every...

Article: Buy Your 1st Bird

“I’ve sold airplanes to student pilots with two or three...

Article: No Worries With iFly

I was introduced to a new kind of flying at an open house in Long Beach, Calif. Erik Lindbergh, grandson...

Article: Money-Saving Maintenance

Those pilots who have ever...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Maintenance

Article: Buying Your First Plane

In most cases, the first question a pilot must answer is the obvious one: How much money...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Buying A Plane

Article: Saving Money On Fuel

I was told when I bought my first single-engine airplane back in the last century that I...

Also labeled: Budget Flying

Article: The Need For Speed!

Go ahead, admit it. When you read all of those pilot reports, you skim them, looking for the...

Article: Avgas Alternatives

I did something incredibly stupid the other day. My fuel is on an open account, and the price is always buried in a seldom-seen monthly statement. So, I asked the price. The nice...

Also labeled: Columns, People and Places

Article: Buying Your First New Airplane

A brand-spanking-new airplane....

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Buying A Plane