Looking to buy used airplanes? Well before you start shopping decided exactly what your requirements are. This can help to narrow down the field. How far will you fly? How many passengers will you need to carry? Do you want an antique or a modern airplane? Will your needs change in the near future?
Jet or Propeller? – Jets are much faster but more costly to buy and run.
New or Used? – Used are cheaper most aviation airplanes are over 20 years.
Classics and Antiques – These have a lot of appeal due to their looks and style. They are also great for using at air shows.
Cruise – How fast do you need to fly? The cruise speed is the speed the airplane does at 75% power.
Performance – What range does the used airplane have? This is important to take into account when buying.
Seating – How many people do you need to carry? Seating configuration can also be important. Tandem Vs Side by side? Side by side makes it easier to talk to each other while tandem while give the pilot more visibility and legroom.
Wings – High-winged airplanes are better for sightseeing. Low-winged airplanes normally have better visibility for flying in busy airspace.
Landing Gear – Conventional or Tricycle? Tricycle gear is less complex and often has lower repair costs. Conventional is more rugged and sometimes has lower wind resistance
No matter what you are looking for used airplanes have all the benefits of a new plane with out the cost.
Before buying just think about what you need it for and get the best airplane to suit your needs.
Thanks for reading my tips and hints on buying used aircraft.