East to Edenton

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

For my wife, it had been one of those miserable weeks. By Friday, she was stressed to the max, being driven nuts by her job as a commercial property manager. In contrast, it was a pretty good week for me.... Continue Reading →

Who’s the boss?: When it comes to operating your aircraft, it better be you

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

Southerners have a long-standing reputation for being friendly. Continue Reading →

Keeper — When you find a plane that fits, make it perfect and keep it.

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

In addition to literally hundreds of airplane sales transactions I have been involved with over the past 28 years, my current 1974 Cardinal RG is the 17th aircraft I have personally owned. A couple of airplanes (a ’69 Cardinal and... Continue Reading →

The Lancair 300: Truly new

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

After all of the “new” airplanes I have flown for evaluation since the mid ’90s, it sure is refreshing finally to report to you on one that really is new and exciting through and through, and not just updated with... Continue Reading →

At what price? — Looking to buy a plane? Be sure you can afford more than just the sticker price.

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

I suspect many of the aviators who will venture to Lakeland for this year’s Sun ’n Fun might have “airplane hunting” on their agenda. Hey, everybody wants to own an airplane, but many pilots are still in the dreaming stages.... Continue Reading →

Flying versus driving

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

When you see the statement, “Flying versus Driving”, what is your first thought? For most, the obvious comparisons of time, fun, and convenience of general aviation flying to the alternative of driving probably come to mind first. But this time... Continue Reading →

Mindsets — The perceived value of used airplanes is changing

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

As a Cessna C177 Cardinal RG owner, I belong to a “type-club” called Cardinal Flyers Online. As the name implies, the organization depends heavily on the benefits of the Internet, although the organization’s reach is far greater. One of the... Continue Reading →

Helicopter training proves profitable

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

The route to fulfillment of a dream took this helicopter school owner to a destination he didn’t expect. Continue Reading →

Getting started — Make your first aircraft choice the right one

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

The single most consistent mistake I see first-time owners make is that they buy too much airplane. Learning about airplane buying should be like learning about airplane flying. For example, let’s say you know that your goal is to be... Continue Reading →

Just for fun

Posted on January 1st, 2001 by

I suspect that most of our readers, like me, took flying lessons after the first couple of try-out flights because it was just plain fun. Who can forget the first solo, first long cross-country, private pilot check ride, and first... Continue Reading →