GlobalAir.com has been a pioneer offering aircraft for sale to business aviation leaders with 340,000 monthly visitors. Aircraft brokers, CEOs and C-level business executives, pilots and flight department managers, among many other stakeholders, count on Globalair.com as the industry standard. GlobalAir.com is the premier online resource for all your aviation needs, especially when it comes to buying and selling airplanes and helicopters.
Do you have an airplane for sale? GlobalAir.com can help. Put your aircraft specifications at the fingertips of thousands of monthly visitors. If you are looking to purchase a plane, we can help with that too. Take a look at our ever-changing selection of new and used aircraft for sale.
The aircraft for sale listings on our site have clear, distinct options for getting in touch with the seller of a plane. You can contact the individual or brokerage advertising an airplane for sale by phone, email or text directly in the aircraft for sale listing. You can also download a pdf of specific details about a particular aircraft.
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Controller.com offers easy access to thousands of aircraft for-sale listings, as well as parts, components, and salvage aircraft. Buyers can find all categories of new and pre-owned aircraft for sale on Controller.com, including jets, turboprop aircraft, piston aircraft, light sport airplanes, piston and turbine helicopters, piston and turbine amphibious aircraft or floatplanes, and experimental or homebuilt aircraft. The site includes listings for private, commercial, military, agricultural, and other aircraft markets, as well as equipment such as fuel tanks, power units, hangars, and de-ice equipment.Controller.com is the online complement to the Controller and Executive Controller publications. Controller is published weekly, connecting buyers and sellers of new and used single- and twin-engine piston aircraft. Executive Controller is published monthly and serves the global corporate aviation market. Both publications are distributed worldwide to aircraft owners, subscribers, and FBOs (fixed-base operators). Controller.com, Controller, and Executive Controller are products of Sandhills Global, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
Mixing and matching airline tickets and fare types could help save money on airfare to your destination. Easily compare prices for carriers, arrival and departure dates, airplane cabin class, and more when you book with Expedia. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday, and departing on Friday, could possibly save you money* based on historical data. You can also filter for flights based on your budget, such as looking for cheap flights under $200 specifically.
Airplanes made by companies such as Cessna, Piper, Cirrus, Beechcraft, and others are certificated airplanes. This means that they were built according to an FAA-approved type certificate that describes their design and what equipment they may have installed. They are built in factories that hold FAA-approved production certificates that say how the planes are to be built. The maintenance and repair of these planes is governed by approved maintenance and repair manuals that all mechanics are expected to follow. In other words, certificated airplanes are designed, built, and maintained according to specifications and procedures that the FAA has reviewed and approved. All of these planes, as long as they follow the FAA rules that apply to them, may hold standard airworthiness certificates.
Each year someone must attest to the safe condition of an E/A-B airplane. The original builder typically gets a repairman certificate from the FAA after completing the final signoff of his or her project. That allows the builder to do the yearly condition inspection on that airplane only. If no one holds a repairman certificate for that plane, the condition inspection must be performed by a licensed A&P mechanic. Of course, once a builder sells his or her plane, he or she is unlikely to want to do future condition inspections, so that means you, as a non-builder owner, will need to hire an A&P mechanic once a year. This is an important way in which ELSA rules differ from E/A-B.
When a certificated airplane has something go wrong with it that results in an accident, there is usually someone to sue, even if the original airplane manufacturer is protected by the 18-year statute of limitations. There are component manufacturers, licensed mechanics, repair stations and such who all have potential liability and may be forced to pay out claims that will benefit you, your family, and heirs in case you are injured or killed. With an experimental airplane you are most unlikely to benefit from such an award, because litigants have been notably unsuccessful in winning lawsuits against kit or component manufacturers in such cases, let alone amateur builders. This has allowed experimental aviation to flourish unimpeded by ruinous litigation, but it does place the burden of providing for yourself and your family squarely back on you. This is something to consider before you get injured or worse and wonder who is going to pay for whatever went wrong.
If you are already familiar with working on cars or motorcycles, you may have many of the tools you will need to work on an airplane. If you work on electronics or computers, you will find working on modern avionics not all that much different. In other words, for many people working on your own plane will not be that difficult to master. And even those less experienced can gain the knowledge over time with training and a helping hand from their fellow E/A-B owners. Many EAA chapters have people who are glad to help a newcomer. In any case, the money saved by doing your own work can be substantial.
If you are serious about buying a used E/A-B airplane, you simply must attend AirVenture. In no other place is so much information available and are so many different E/A-B airplanes present for your viewing. As an added bonus, many of these planes are available for sale.
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You are presented with an opportunity to purchase an older plane 35-40% below market value. The catch is the airplane is an early nineties model and the logbooks are missing prior to the year 2005. Is the plane worth investigating, what should you pay, and what sorts of things should you be on the lookout for?
As a company which browses through (literally) hundreds of logbook pages, maintenance entries, etc. every day, we've seen a lot of different aircraft histories and found lots of interesting information scattered throughout the records. Information is pieced together from work orders, FAA 8130s, FAA 337s, invoices, maintenance entries, and more. The older the aircraft, the longer it takes for the true history of the airplane to manifest itself. Without these older records, it can be very difficult to ascertain a reliable picture of the aircraft and its maintenance history without calling up old maintenance shops and hoping that you a) remember which shops the airplane spent time at and b) that the maintenance shop still has maintenance records on file pertinent to your aircraft (if they're even still in business). Even the most experienced of owners will have to spend quite a bit of time rummaging through the logbooks to cover all the bases and, experienced or not, every airframe down to the serial number will have its nuances- not to mention the applicable airworthiness directives, service bulletins, etc.
Where has the aircraft spent the majority of its life? There are several parts to this question. Where the airplane lived reveals a couple things- owner's interest in the longevity of the aircraft, and likely exposure to corrosion.
How old are they engine and props? Were they manufactured prior to 2005? If the engine is older than 2005, and there aren't any engine records prior to 2005, use some caution (especially if you're planning on ferrying this airplane back to home base!). Again, erring on the side of conservatism, assume it sat for awhile, but some logical thoughts you might have could include:
On airplanes equipped with retractable gear, you'll want to know when the last time the landing gear motor was overhauled, when the last time the rod-ends were replaced, if the downspring tensions are correct, and much more. At the very least, and for your own safety, if the airplane hasn't flown much and the maintenance doesn't seem consistent, get the landing gear checked out by an A&P before going up for a demo flight. The last thing you want to deal with is a gear-up landing due to a maintenance problem during a demo flight... it's just ugly.
Is the owner advertising a recent paint job? Make sure you review the appropriate maintenance entries. The airplane should have had its control surfaces rebalanced as well as received a recent weight and balance entry.
This brief list should help you get started with thinking about the various questions you should be asking yourself before purchasing an airplane with missing maintenance records. Obviously, the older the airplane, the more precarious the situation. Also, other factors come into play such as turbocharging, pressurization, etc. We're not saying you shouldn't ever buy an airplane with missing logbooks, but if you are an inexperienced owner certainly take advantage of all the resources you have at your disposal and remember that the costs of getting the airplane in shape can easily exceed even a 50% discount from market value. We here at PlaneLogiX are always happy to answer any questions you might have, and if you want to, you can take advantage of our pre-buy services where you and the current owner divide the cost of a transcription accordingly (typically, we recommend the owner paying for most of it as this service adds value to their airplane if you don't end up buying it). We'll do our best to answer those questions you see above, and more. 041b061a72