I was having a brief chat with the CFI at a local club/school and he talked about lease back, assuming that the maintenance and insurance is paidfor by the lease back and isnt an issue the question is this, what sort of aircraft can I buy to lease back, is there restrictions on the age or hours on a hire aircraft or can any 2 seater do the job, I am getting back into flying after a long break and want to get back into aerobatics, so something like a 150/152 aerobat would be ideal, there are no aerobatic planes in my local area so there is an incentive on both sides to do this ?

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    $\begingroup$ If it is in the US, it must be of US registry. The only requirement is it must be a certificated aircraft, no experimental or home builts. The only other requirement is it must have an annual and 100hr inspections until the next annual. So long as the airplane meets the maintenance inspections, their are no other restrictions. $\endgroup$ – jwzumwalt Jan 18 '18 at 1:31
  • $\begingroup$ If it sounds to good to be true... $\endgroup$ – acpilot Jan 18 '18 at 2:59
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    $\begingroup$ The owner or manager of the school can probably tell you what type(s) of aircraft they’d be interested in leasing back from you. Maybe keeping the fleet common is a goal, or adding a taildragger is under consideration, or adding something with particular avionics, or preferring particular avionics, or ... $\endgroup$ – Ralph J Jan 18 '18 at 3:39
  • $\begingroup$ You need to talk to somebody who is doing a leaseback with the flight school to see what they are experiencing. Leaseback contracts can vary quite a bit. You also need to talk to your insurance company because your insurance rates may go up quite a bit. Leasebacks can help defer some costs, but they have drawbacks (you have to work around the aircraft's schedule, students banging up the airplane, etc). $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Jan 18 '18 at 3:55
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    $\begingroup$ See: AOPA Aircraft Owners Guide to Aircraft Leasing (Leasebacks) $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Jan 18 '18 at 3:56

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