OWNING AND OPERATING YOUR OWN AIRCRAFT.
The dream of every new private pilot is to buy an aircraft and be free from the restrictions of renting a plane from the local flying school or club.
However, it can be a daunting task to actually achieve the dream. What kind of aircraft should I buy? How do I find a suitable machine? Should it be new or used? How much will it cost to operate? What are the maintenance regulations? What about insurance? Could I build my own plane? Maybe an antique? How do I find hangarage? Should I have partners to share the cost? What should I look for when inspecting an aircraft?
These questions and many more are answered in this new Airlife book which includes valuable Appendices and provides a blueprint for any aspiring aircraft owner. Owning and Operating Your Own Aircraft will supplement the much acclaimed Air Pilots Manuals and provide an indispensable guide to all those who hope to buy a light aeroplane.
Rod Simpson's comprehensive primer for anyone who's contemplating taking the cold plunge into aircraft ownership poses hundreds of the most important questions you must ask yourself and does its best to help you answer them. Once you've read and thoroughly digested this useful tome, you can leave your brains at home and lash out on the prettiest little hangar queen on the flightline with a clear conscience. General Aviation