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Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Used Airplanes

The best way for private pilots with limited means to obtain the plane of their dreams is to purchase a used one -- and there's no better way to buy one without getting burned than this heavily illustrated guide. Focusing on airplanes priced at $100,000 or less, the author walks readers through the entire process of purchasing a used plane: prospecting the market, determining a plane's true value, closing the deal, partnership, and much more.

Get the Best Deal on the Best Plane for You!

With a focus on planes under $100,000 -- some as low as $20,000 -- pilot Bill Clarke's classic guide -- now fully revised and updated -- is a bigger bargain than ever. A book that can save you thousands of dollars, The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Used Airplanes provides a photo-filled model-by-model look at the top used aircraft in today's market, as well as many hard-to-find models -- complete with prices, accident ratings, performance specifications, and airworthiness directives.

The most comprehensive, authoritative, and popular book on buying used planes available, this guide helps you with every step, from prospecting the market and sizing up planes to doing the deal and post-purchase priorities. The much-respected Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Used Airplanes is the source that thousands of pilots turn to when the time comes to buy a plane. It's the only guide to airplane purchasing you'll ever need.

Step by Step to Plane Ownership

  • Current prices and profiles, with photos, of more than 100 of the market's top used personal aircraft
  • Evaluation and inspection of used airplanes
  • Tested pricing formula for near-exact calculation of a plane's value
  • Step-by-step negotiation to the best possible price
  • Newly ranked models, updated airworthiness directives, and new regulations
  • New chapter on light-sport aircraft
  • Partnership options
  • Personal needs assessment for pilots
  • Deciphering classified ads

Table of Contents:

  • Part 1: The Art of Buying and Owning an Airplane
    • Chapter 1: To Own or Not to Own
    • Chapter 2: Making Decisions
    • Chapter 3: Determining Airplane Value
    • Chapter 4: Before You Purchase
    • Chapter 5: As You Purchase
    • Chapter 6: After Your Purchase
    • Chapter 7: The Sport Pilot License
    • Chapter 8: The Light Sport Category
  • Part 2: The Used Airplane Fleet
    • Chapter 9: Two-Place Airplanes
    • Chapter 10: Four-Place Easy Fliers
    • Chapter 11: Complex Airplane
    • Chapter 12: Heavy Haulers
    • Chapter 13: Affordable Twins
  • Part 3: Alternative Airplanes, the Rumor Mill, and Ad Facts
    • Chapter 14: Alternative Airplanes
    • Chapter 15: Hanger Flying Used Airplanes
    • Chapter 16: Airworthiness Directives
    • Chapter 17: Conversions and Modifications
  • APPENDIX A: NTSB Accident Ranking of General Aviation Aircraft
  • APPENDIX B: Government Aviation Offices and Contacts
  • APPENDIX C: State Aviation Agencies
  • APPENDIX D: Resources for the Small Airplane Owner
  • APPENDIX E: Advisory Circulars
  • APPENDIX F: Makes and Models in the FAA Registry

Sixth Edition, Softcover, 574 Pages

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