Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Used Airplanes

Paperback | September 15, 2005

byBill Clarke

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The best way for private pilots with limited means to obtain the plane of their dreams is to purchase a used one -- and there's no better way to buy one without getting burned than this heavily illustrated guide. Focusing on airplanes priced at $100,000 or less, the author walks readers through the entire process of purchasing a used plane: prospecting the market, determining a plane's true value, closing the deal, partnership, and much more.

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The best way for private pilots with limited means to obtain the plane of their dreams is to purchase a used one -- and there's no better way to buy one without getting burned than this heavily illustrated guide. Focusing on airplanes priced at $100,000 or less, the author walks readers through the entire process of purchasing a used p...

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GET THE BEST DEAL ON THE BEST PLANE FOR YOUWith a focus on planes under $100,000 -- some as low as $20,000 -- pilot Bill Clarke's classic guide -- now fully revised and updated -- is a bigger bargain than ever. A book that can save you thousands of dollars, The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Used Airplanes provides a photo-filled model-b...

Bill Clarke is the author of over 20 books on aviation topics, including the best-selling Aviator's Guide to GPS, now in its Third Edition, also from McGraw-Hill. A veteran of the Air Force and the Washington, D.C., Police Department, Clarke is a long-time pilot and ham radio buff. He writes frequently for a number of publications on a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 5.8 × 1.52 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071454276

ISBN - 13:9780071454278

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Art of Buying and Owning an Airplane

Chapter 1: To Own or Not to Own

Chapter 2: Making Decisions

Chapter 3: Determining Airplane Value

Chapter 4: Before You Purchase

Chapter 5: As You Purchase

Chapter 6: After Your Purchase

Chapter 7: The Sport Pilot License

Chapter 8: The Light Sport Category

Part 2: The Used Airplane Fleet

Chapter 9: Two-Place Airplanes

Chapter 10: Four-Place Easy Fliers

Chapter 11: Complex Airplane

Chapter 12: Heavy Haulers

Chapter 13: Affordable Twins

Part 3: Alternative Airplanes, the Rumor Mill, and Ad Facts

Chapter 14: Alternative Airplanes

Chapter 15: Hanger Flying Used Airplanes

Chapter 16: Airworthiness Directives

Chapter 17: Conversions and Modifications

APPENDIX A: NTSB Accident Ranking of General Aviation Aircraft

APPENDIX B: Government Aviation Offices and Contacts

APPENDIX C: State Aviation Agencies

APPENDIX D: Resources for the Small Airplane Owner

APPENDIX E: Advisory Circulars

APPENDIX F: Makes and Models in the FAA Registry