Aircraft Ownership

Should you do a Pre-Buy Inspection before you purchase a used aircraft?

You should never purchase an aircraft without having a competent aircraft mechanic complete a thorough pre-buy inspection.   Buying a used airplane without a pre-buy inspection is like gambling, you might win or you might lose.  Do you really want to take that chance?  If you're going to spend tens of hundreds of thousands of...

Engine Management 101

Engine Management 101 by Bill Ross Engine Management 101 is an absolute must-read book for anyone that owns an airplane or plans on owning an airplane.  This free book was written by Bill Ross from Superior Air Parts.  Bill has over 30 years experience as a FAA Certified Aircraft Mechanic and IA.  Aircraft engines are expensive and...

Advice for buying your first airplane

Buying your own airplane is not only fun and exciting; it’s a big commitment.  If not done properly, it could be a very complicated and costly experience.  When you purchase your first aircraft, you need to find an airplane that will fit your mission.  I’m going to go over a few tips that you...