There are about 26,500 helicopters humming through the skies across the world right now. The global rotary aircraft market is valued at $8.2 billion, and that figure is expected to rise to $11.6 billion by 2027.
If you are looking to buy a helicopter, we have you covered. If you are looking for cool places to fly that new helicopter of yours, we also have you covered. Check out our list of the best spots in the country to fly your helicopter.
The Grand Canyon
We could go on and on about this natural Wonder of the World, but no one has framed this marvel’s splendor as eloquently and succinctly as our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt: “In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of [...]
Almost 8 in 10 Americans buy goods online. People purchase items from a very long list, including everything from toilet paper to couches to our personal favorite, airplanes. People want to buy online. That statement leaves little room for doubt. The real question involves sellers. Namely, how can someone effectively sell their plane in the digital realm?
That is where we step in. If you want to sell aircraft it is a good idea to understand what attracts someone to your listing. Keep reading for some useful tips for posting your aircraft on our site.
Take Good Photos
Many of us have heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. We would never stick to old platitudes, so we want to show you some hard data to back up that fact. According to MIT researchers, the human brain can process an entire image in as little as 13 milliseconds. People remember pictures [...]
Spend a day in an FBO in the US and you’re bound to hear this conversation. It usually goes something like: “I would fly a twin over a single any day. They are safer, faster, and will haul just about anything you throw at them.” To which the single engine pilot usually responds something like, “I’m sure you would, but you can’t afford the fuel, that extra loading negates the safety factor, and assuming you do load it to the POH, the extra fuel stops mean we are going to get there at the same time anyway.”
In 2016, there were around 1,019 new piston powered airplanes delivered worldwide. Of those only 129 were multi engine pistons. Why this disparity, especially if, as our first pilot stated, multi engine aircraft are safer? If [...]
You’ve been planning your used aircraft purchase for a long time, and now you’re standing next to a great looking airplane that seems perfect: It fits your purposes, the price is in within your budget, and that new paint job makes it look great on the ramp. All you need to do now is have a mechanic give the airplane a once over and you can sign the check, right? Not so fast!
Essential Knowledge for Buying Used Light Aircraft
If you have been perusing the airplane listings and casting a hungry eye at all of the gorgeous offerings, plenty of things might catch your eye. Paint and interiors that make a good impression are always nice. There are a few that stick out because of they seem to be priced much more reasonably than the other aircraft. But buried somewhere in the ad will be an indication of how much money you are really going to have to put into this airplane: The amount of time that the engine has been run or the number of hours since it was last overhauled.