The Illustrated Buyer’s Guide to Used Airplanes (6th Edition)


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The Illustrated Buyer’s Guide to Used Airplanes does far more than help you get the right plane at the right price. This book shows you how to figure the complete costs (and potential profits) of airplane ownership. And it provides help with every step, from sizing up planes, to doing the deal, to post-purchase priorities.

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.

A book that can save you thousands of dollars, pilot Bill Clarke’s 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 ownership that you’ll ever need.

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

Publication Date: Aug. 25, 2005
By: Bill Clarke
512 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0071454278
ISBN-10: 0071454276

Additional information

Weight 0,822 kg
Dimensions 22,8 × 15,5 × 3,2 cm