Questions tagged [aircraft-ownership]

Questions about the aspects involved with owning an aircraft.

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What are the typical facets of ownership costs, for a single engine aircraft?

It's easy to go online and look at prices of a Cessna 172, but what are some examples of how to break down the real world costs of ownership? How much other maintenance should you plan for? How much ...
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Can civilians buy military aircraft?

Say one wanted to buy a retired F-14, or F-5, or a BAE Hawk. Could I do it? Obviously this would mean stripping out radars, weapons, rwr, and any other sensitive equipment, but after this, would it ...
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In what cases does it make sense to buy a plane before you begin pilot training?

I'm halfway through a 10-year plan to pay for pilot training and buy my own plane (or a share of one). When I was introduced to flying by a friend, he said if he had the chance to do it over again, ...
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What are the legal requirements for me to purchase an airplane that I will provide instruction in?

I'm planning on getting my CFI certificate and I would like to purchase a Cessna 172 to rent to students and provide instruction in. What are the legal requirements for me to do so? Are there ...