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Title:
The illustrated buyer's guide to used airplanes
Author:
Clarke, Bill, 1944-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Tab Books, 1989.
Physical Description:
295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780830691623

9780830694624
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Book

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Bill Clarke wrote this book to assist the prospective buyer in the search for an economical used airplane. Every step is considered, from how to determine the size & type of craft needed to how to decipher used airplane ads.


Summary

Bill Clarke wrote this book to assist the prospective buyer in the search for an economical used airplane. Every step is considered, from how to determine the size & type of craft needed to how to decipher used airplane ads.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Part 1 The Art of Buying and Owning an Airplanep. 1
1 The General Aviation Marketp. 3
Production Levelsp. 4
Turnaroundp. 6
Forecastp. 9
On the Upbeatp. 10
2 To Own or Not to Ownp. 15
The Expense of Ownershipp. 15
Against Ownershipp. 22
A Primer on Aircraft Financingp. 23
Questions and Answersp. 27
Maintenancep. 30
Insurancep. 33
Resalep. 34
Watch Out for Bargainsp. 34
Make Sure to Have Funp. 35
3 Determining Airplane Valuesp. 37
Airframesp. 37
Enginesp. 40
Modificationsp. 47
Avionicsp. 52
Final Valuationp. 57
4 Before You Purchasep. 59
The Searchp. 59
Reading the Advertisementsp. 65
The Telephone Inquiryp. 77
Prepurchase Inspectionp. 78
Points of Advicep. 95
Professional Salesp. 95
5 As You Purchasep. 99
The Title Searchp. 99
Last Lookp. 102
Insurancep. 113
Getting the Airplane Homep. 116
Local Regulationsp. 116
6 After You Purchasep. 119
Maintenancep. 119
Storing the Airplanep. 127
Nonuse of the Airplanep. 130
Cleaning the Airplanep. 135
Airplane Theftp. 137
Part 2 The Used Airplane Fleetp. 141
7 Two-Place Airplanesp. 143
Aeroncap. 144
Aviatp. 160
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 162
Cessnap. 165
Commonwealthp. 170
Diamondp. 172
Ercoupep. 175
Gulfstreamp. 180
Luscombep. 182
Piperp. 186
Pittsp. 199
Swiftp. 202
Taylorcraftp. 204
Vargap. 208
8 Four-Place Easy Fliersp. 211
Aero Commanderp. 211
Aeroncap. 214
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 215
Cessnap. 222
Gulfstreamp. 235
Luscombep. 238
Maulep. 239
Piperp. 243
Socatap. 259
Stinsonp. 261
9 Complex Airplanesp. 265
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 265
Bellancap. 282
Cessnap. 289
Commanderp. 300
Lakep. 305
Meyersp. 308
Mooneyp. 311
Navionp. 322
Piperp. 325
Republicp. 343
Socatap. 344
10 Heavy Haulersp. 347
Cessnap. 347
Heliop. 357
Maulep. 359
Piperp. 367
11 Affordable Twinsp. 371
Aero Commanderp. 371
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 373
Cessnap. 384
Gulfstreamp. 391
Piperp. 392
Part 3 Alternative Airplanes, the Rumor Mill, and AD Factsp. 403
12 Alternative Aircraftp. 405
Floatplanesp. 405
Homebuiltsp. 407
Glidersp. 409
Powered Glidersp. 410
War Birdsp. 411
13 Hangar Flying Used Airplanesp. 413
Older Airplanesp. 413
Newer Airplanesp. 414
Aeroncap. 414
Beechcraftp. 414
Bellancap. 415
Cessnap. 416
Commanderp. 418
Ercoupep. 418
Gulfstreamp. 418
Heliop. 419
Luscombep. 419
Maulep. 419
Meyersp. 420
Piperp. 420
Pittsp. 421
Socatap. 421
Stinsonp. 422
Swiftp. 422
Taylorcraftp. 422
Homebuiltsp. 423
14 Airworthiness Directivesp. 425
Section 39p. 432
Civilities of ADsp. 432
The AD Listsp. 433
15 Conversions and Modificationsp. 463
Mod Directoryp. 464
The FAA and Modificationsp. 470
Appendixesp. 471
A NTSB Accident Ranking of Small Airplanesp. 473
Accidents Caused by Engine Failurep. 473
Accidents Caused by In-Flight Airframe Failurep. 474
Accidents Resulting from a Stallp. 475
Accidents Caused by Hard Landingsp. 476
Accidents Resulting from a Ground Loopp. 477
Accidents Caused by Undershot Landingsp. 478
Accidents Resulting from Landing Overshootp. 479
Personal Flyingp. 480
B Government Aviation Offices and Contactsp. 481
U.S. Government Aviation Telephone Numbersp. 481
Canadian Government Aviation Telephone Numbersp. 486
Web Sitesp. 488
C State Aviation Agenciesp. 489
D Resources for the Small Airplane Ownerp. 503
General Aviation Supportp. 503
Manufacturers and Type Clubsp. 503
On the World Wide Webp. 521
E Advisory Circularsp. 523
AC 43-9Cp. 523
AC 43-9.1Ep. 534
AC 43-10Ap. 540
F Used Airplane Pricesp. 545
Value Rating Scalep. 545
Airframe Timep. 547
Engines and Engine Overhaulsp. 548
Avionicsp. 549
Damage Historyp. 550
Conversion, Modifications, and Restorationsp. 550
Annual Inspectionp. 551
The Average Airplanep. 551
Value Listp. 553
G Makes and Models in the FAA Registryp. 571
Indexp. 577
Prefacep. xiii
Part 1 The Art of Buying and Owning an Airplanep. 1
1 The General Aviation Marketp. 3
Production Levelsp. 4
Turnaroundp. 6
Forecastp. 9
On the Upbeatp. 10
2 To Own or Not to Ownp. 15
The Expense of Ownershipp. 15
Against Ownershipp. 22
A Primer on Aircraft Financingp. 23
Questions and Answersp. 27
Maintenancep. 30
Insurancep. 33
Resalep. 34
Watch Out for Bargainsp. 34
Make Sure to Have Funp. 35
3 Determining Airplane Valuesp. 37
Airframesp. 37
Enginesp. 40
Modificationsp. 47
Avionicsp. 52
Final Valuationp. 57
4 Before You Purchasep. 59
The Searchp. 59
Reading the Advertisementsp. 65
The Telephone Inquiryp. 77
Prepurchase Inspectionp. 78
Points of Advicep. 95
Professional Salesp. 95
5 As You Purchasep. 99
The Title Searchp. 99
Last Lookp. 102
Insurancep. 113
Getting the Airplane Homep. 116
Local Regulationsp. 116
6 After You Purchasep. 119
Maintenancep. 119
Storing the Airplanep. 127
Nonuse of the Airplanep. 130
Cleaning the Airplanep. 135
Airplane Theftp. 137
Part 2 The Used Airplane Fleetp. 141
7 Two-Place Airplanesp. 143
Aeroncap. 144
Aviatp. 160
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 162
Cessnap. 165
Commonwealthp. 170
Diamondp. 172
Ercoupep. 175
Gulfstreamp. 180
Luscombep. 182
Piperp. 186
Pittsp. 199
Swiftp. 202
Taylorcraftp. 204
Vargap. 208
8 Four-Place Easy Fliersp. 211
Aero Commanderp. 211
Aeroncap. 214
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 215
Cessnap. 222
Gulfstreamp. 235
Luscombep. 238
Maulep. 239
Piperp. 243
Socatap. 259
Stinsonp. 261
9 Complex Airplanesp. 265
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 265
Bellancap. 282
Cessnap. 289
Commanderp. 300
Lakep. 305
Meyersp. 308
Mooneyp. 311
Navionp. 322
Piperp. 325
Republicp. 343
Socatap. 344
10 Heavy Haulersp. 347
Cessnap. 347
Heliop. 357
Maulep. 359
Piperp. 367
11 Affordable Twinsp. 371
Aero Commanderp. 371
Beechcraft/Raytheonp. 373
Cessnap. 384
Gulfstreamp. 391
Piperp. 392
Part 3 Alternative Airplanes, the Rumor Mill, and AD Factsp. 403
12 Alternative Aircraftp. 405
Floatplanesp. 405
Homebuiltsp. 407
Glidersp. 409
Powered Glidersp. 410
War Birdsp. 411
13 Hangar Flying Used Airplanesp. 413
Older Airplanesp. 413
Newer Airplanesp. 414
Aeroncap. 414
Beechcraftp. 414
Bellancap. 415
Cessnap. 416
Commanderp. 418
Ercoupep. 418
Gulfstreamp. 418
Heliop. 419
Luscombep. 419
Maulep. 419
Meyersp. 420
Piperp. 420
Pittsp. 421
Socatap. 421
Stinsonp. 422
Swiftp. 422
Taylorcraftp. 422
Homebuiltsp. 423
14 Airworthiness Directivesp. 425
Section 39p. 432
Civilities of ADsp. 432
The AD Listsp. 433
15 Conversions and Modificationsp. 463
Mod Directoryp. 464
The FAA and Modificationsp. 470
Appendixesp. 471
A NTSB Accident Ranking of Small Airplanesp. 473
Accidents Caused by Engine Failurep. 473
Accidents Caused by In-Flight Airframe Failurep. 474
Accidents Resulting from a Stallp. 475
Accidents Caused by Hard Landingsp. 476
Accidents Resulting from a Ground Loopp. 477
Accidents Caused by Undershot Landingsp. 478
Accidents Resulting from Landing Overshootp. 479
Personal Flyingp. 480
B Government Aviation Offices and Contactsp. 481
U.S. Government Aviation Telephone Numbersp. 481
Canadian Government Aviation Telephone Numbersp. 486
Web Sitesp. 488
C State Aviation Agenciesp. 489
D Resources for the Small Airplane Ownerp. 503
General Aviation Supportp. 503
Manufacturers and Type Clubsp. 503
On the World Wide Webp. 521
E Advisory Circularsp. 523
AC 43-9Cp. 523
AC 43-9.1Ep. 534
AC 43-10Ap. 540
F Used Airplane Pricesp. 545
Value Rating Scalep. 545
Airframe Timep. 547
Engines and Engine Overhaulsp. 548
Avionicsp. 549
Damage Historyp. 550
Conversion, Modifications, and Restorationsp. 550
Annual Inspectionp. 551
The Average Airplanep. 551
Value Listp. 553
G Makes and Models in the FAA Registryp. 571
Indexp. 577