So, you have outgrown your 4-seat aircraft.
More kids, more friends, more stuff—the time has come to look at something larger with six seats. And you are still cost conscious or just have not upgraded to a multi-engine rating.
There are four practical candidates in the six-seat single engine market that may provide the solution you are looking for—each with enough individual features to give you real choices. The six-seat class includes the Cessna 206, Piper Six, Beechcraft A36, and the Piper Malibu.
Aircraft ownership can be amazing—there are few other purchases that will shrink time and space like an airplane can. Whether you are looking to go on amazing adventures across the country and beyond, make your business day more productive by reaching clients with speed and ease, look at the world upside down in an aerobatic aircraft, or just go cruising around the patch on a nice spring day, there is an airplane that is right for you.
Let’s face it—flying isn’t cheap. Not only do you have to buy the airplane you want, but you need to tie it down someplace, put fuel and oil in it, insure it, and maintain it. There are methods available to defray some of the costs of ownership, though; let’s explore some of the ways that you can have the airplane of your dreams and still afford to go fly it!
A possible trade war between the United States and China is putting the word “tariff” on everybody’s lips. The US government’s proposed tariffs would, perhaps significantly, increase the prices of imported aluminum and steel. Moreover, retaliatory measures from trading partners like the European Union and China could prove costly for companies, workers, and consumers.
Airplane enthusiasts know that aluminum and steel are critical components of most jets, so it’s only natural to wonder how these changes would affect airplane prices. We can learn more through the high-profile example of The Boeing Company and what tariffs might do to their jets. According to industry analysts and trade experts, it may not be rough in some regards, but could be in others.
There is no luxury greater or more useful than that of owning your own plane. It’s a luxury that doesn’t come cheap and can require a lot of upfront work. That being said, it’s still worth it. Don’t believe us? Well, here are some of the biggest perks of owning your own plane.
Owning an airplane can be expensive. There is no way around that fact. Still, it’s worthwhile to weigh both the costs and the benefits when considering whether or not to purchase your own plane. If, for example, you travel a lot for work, you can likely offset the costs of plane ownership by how you use it. In fact, you’ll typically spend significantly less on a per-flight basis if you own the plane than if you’re taking commercial flight. In addition to the cost of the plane itself, you will need to pay for annual aircraft insurance, periodic maintenance, aircraft management, and, [...]