May 22, 2006
Hangar and maintenance fees are two of the biggest expenses of owning an aircraft. But there are ways to make that and other aspects of aircraft ownership more affordable.
AOPA's Guide to Reducing the Cost of Flying offers dozens of tips from searching nearby airports for the most economical hangar rental fees, to changing your oil regularly, to making full-stall landings to save wear and tear on your tires and brakes.
Other tips include buying or selling your aircraft directly - eliminate the middleman. Individually, these savings might seem small, but take a look at all of the guide's cost-saving strategies. When combined, the savings can add up.
May 22, 2006
A touch of history, affordable flying, unique sightseeing, a good meal, and a community of pilots: Isn’t that what general aviation is all about?
Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.
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