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Ownership: You are not alone

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Buying piston aircraft by the slice remains a boutique option available in a limited number of locations, although that may change with new players jumping into the market. Some are downright evangelical about leveraging the buying power of many pilots to refresh an aging general aviation fleet with brand-new aircraft, or expanding—dramatically—access to aircraft at the lowest possible cost.

RedHawk Cessna 172 debuts

Article | Jul 29, 2013

Redbird is best known for its simulators, but now it's moving into the airplane business.

Club Spotlight

Article | Jul 16, 2013

Crossroads Flying Club based at Double Eagle Airport (KAEG) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, isn’t for everybody. It’s a small club in which members pay a high equity stake to gain access to two high-performance aircraft—a 250-hp Socata Trinidad TB20 and a 300-hp, six-seat Piper Lance. Club President Bob Rausch explains how the club works and why it’s a great alternative to owning your own aircraft.

Five good reasons to say yes to a business aircraft

Article | Jul 08, 2013

AOPA Aviation Finance Co. offers members five reasons why buying a business aircraft is a good idea.

Letters: Buy or rent?

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Senior Editor Ian J. Twombly posed the question: should a flight student buy or rent an aircraft? We received quite a response.

Buying an aircraft?

Article | Jun 20, 2013

Many pilots prefer to pay cash for an airplane. Sounds admirable, but economics suggest that it may be time to take a second look and consider whether financing an aircraft purchase is a better alternative for you.

12-year-old ready to buy airplane

Article | Jun 11, 2013

A lot can happen on a 10-minute first flight. According to 12-year-old Landon Howard, he grew wise beyond his years during a short flight in a Mooney over Frederick and Middletown, Md., June 8 during Learn to Fly Day at AOPA’s headquarters at Frederick Municipal Airport.

Tips for selling an aircraft

Article | Jun 04, 2013

Aircraft sellers can benefit from tips and AOPA resources to ensure the process goes smoothly.

AOPA makes financing easier for members through new aviation finance company (13-2-019)

Article | Jun 03, 2013

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) launched an expansive new aviation finance company today that will give AOPA members greater access to lending options for aircraft purchases and avionics upgrades.