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There are various different classes of aircraft, such as commercial airliners, helicopters, and more. But if you’re serious about getting a pilot’s license and owning your own aircraft one day, then you’re likely to want to purchase a light aircraft. In this post, we’ll discuss what constitutes a light aircraft, the benefits of owning a light aircraft, and some of the most popular types of aircraft today. Here’s a closer look at what you need to know:
Preventative maintenance is important to perform on any major appliance or vehicle if you want to maximize your return on investment. But it’s arguably even more important on an aircraft. After all, you can’t exactly pull your plane over to the side of the road in mid-air and wait for a tow truck to get you to the nearest repair shop. It’s a big part of the reason why the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has identified such a comprehensive list of maintenance tasks – and these aren’t just guidelines, they’re necessary if you want to uphold an aircraft’s airworthiness certificate.
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If you’re thinking about purchasing your own personal aircraft, know that you’re about to join an elite company. It’s estimated that less than 16,000 private aircraft are registered all throughout North America. Furthermore, less than 1 percent of the entire population has a pilot license. Yet, owning an aircraft is a dream for many, regardless of how expensive it is to purchase and maintain it over time. It also comes with a lot of advantages over flying commercial or chartering a plane for personal use. The evolution of planes are also impacting buyers – from advanced wing design to increased e... read more
The typical single-engine airplane costs anywhere from $15,000 to $100,000. A private jet comes with a price tag that can range from $10 million to upwards of $20 million. To say that either option is an investment would be an understatement. And as is the case with any significant investment, it’s important to insure it in the event that the unthinkable were to happen.
However, unlike automobiles and homes that you intend to take out a loan on, there are no federal or state regulations that require plane owners to have aircraft insurance. There are a few exceptions, which we’ll get to lat... read more
As a new aircraft owner, there’s one more thing to do before you take flight: Register your aircraft.
What is Aircraft Registration?
Aircraft registration is how you get your tail number, also known as an N number in the United States. It’s the number that is typically printed on the tail part of the plane. If the aircraft is small enough, it may be printed on the rear of the fuselage instead. In most countries, the number is also stamped into a fireproof plate, which can be recovered in case of an accident.
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