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How To Buy A Used Airplane

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Whether you're looking for a simple single or a complex / multi-engine aircraft (or know someone who is), "How to Effectively Buy a Used Airplane" is a MUST HAVE! This full-hour DVD is guaranteed to help you Buy, Fly and Maintain your investment !

Many used airplane buyers are blindsided by maintenance defects, unexpected paperwork and unanticipated expenses. Even "experienced" buyers fall prey to such nasty surprises!

So before you "hand prop" the used airplane purchase process, you owe it to yourself to get this no-nonsense DVD. It comes with its own eBook at no additional cost! Both the DVD and the eBook are filled with objective 3rd party advice from experts in the field and can literally save you thousands of dollars and countless hours of time.

No Gimmicks - No "Opt In" Emails. And no other single resource contains a such a Complete Compilation of:

  • Proven Tips from experienced, expert, mechanics
  • Techniques to make your search more productiveSuspendisse hendrerit id lacus id lobortis vestibulum quam elit
  • Professional Guidance, Video and Photographs to protect you in the purchase process and
  • Support Resources for just about any used airplane

This hour-long DVD contains solid tips for search preparation and has complete pre-purchase guidance from professional mechanic and experienced buyer Todd Peterson, Airshow Performer, Aviation Mechanic and owner of Peterson's Performance Plus. Todd's sage advice provides GPS-like guidance through the used airplane purchase process. This DVD brings to light airframe and engine problems that are most often overlooked by used aircraft buyers.

Here Is A Sample of Topics Covered In The DVD:

  • The Golden Rules (click for more)
    1. Set A Budget and Stick To It.
    2. More Is better (the more models built, the better off you will be).
    3. Be Patient (time is on your side).
    4. Don't Fall In Love with any plane you don't already own.
    5. Do your homework BEFORE you buy (become familiar with it and know the value).
    6. Pay Attention To The Paperwork (it will bite you if you don't).
    7. Join Pilot Organizations (before you buy).
  • Your Flying Objectives
  • Fix-up Costs
  • Insurance
  • Storage
  • Where and How To Look For Your Plane
  • Valuation Overview
  • Purchasing Overview
  • Purchasing Step 1 (Calling The Seller)
  • Purchasing Step 2 (Personal Inspection)
  • Purchasing Step 3 (The Test Flight)
  • Purchasing Step 4 (What's It Worth?)
  • Purchasing Step 5 (Pre-Purchase Inspection)
  • Purchasing Step 6 (Title Search & Ownership Transfer)
  • Before You Take Possession

And the FREE companion eBook (PDF) is packed with tips, useful references, links, and checklists to help maximize the effectiveness of your search, buying and ownership experience. Take a look at the Table of Contents:


Your Flying Objective(s)
  • The Many Choices
  • Fix-Up Costs
  • Operating Costs - The Real Cost of Ownership
  • Insurance - How To Avoid Surprises
  • Financing - Be Prepared
  • Storage - Cost Effective Options
  • Fuel - The Biggest Expense
  • Fees - Often Overlooked


Where To Begin and What To Do
  • Publications
  • Dealers
  • Online
  • Lenders


Step 1 – Call the Seller
  • The Specific Questions Checklist
Step 2 – Make a Personal Inspection
  • Checklist For Finding Things The Seller Won't Tell You And A Mechanic Might Miss
  • Hints On Finding Parts
Step 3 – Test Fly the Airplane
  • The Test Flight Checklist
Step 4 – What’s It Worth? - Explanation And Importance Of Each Key Element
  • Engine Hours
  • Equipment
  • Airworthiness Directives (ADs)
  • Damage History
  • Paint/Interior
  • How Some Sellers Artificially Inflate The Asking Price
  • Making An Offer
Step 5 – Pre-purchase Inspection - How It Should Be Done And The Critically Important Items
  • Comments About Negotiating
  • Finding A Good Mechanic You Can Trust
  • Should You Get A Pre-Purchase Inspection or A Complete Annual?
  • Who Pays For What?
Step 6 – Assuring a Clear Title and Transferring Ownership
  • Aircraft Title Search - Why, When and How
  • FAA Form 8050-2
  • FAA Form 8050-1
  • Required State Forms
  • All The Elements Of A Good Purchase Agreement
  • Writing The Check
  • Before You Take Possession - The Final "To Do's"

Sure, you might find a sampling of the above on the internet. You can even sign up for someone's "Free" video that results in endless pestering emails. But like anything else, you get what you pay for.

"How to Effectively Buy a Used Airplane" Gives You Much More! The unbeatable DVD/eBook combination lists detailed instructions for each step of the purchase process including tips and photographs on how to AVOID the pitfalls, STAY PROTECTED and SAVE MONEY!


  • Abbreviations Often Used By Sellers
  • Operating Cost Estimator Template
  • State Aircraft Registries - Contact Information
  • Sample Purchase Agreement
  • Sample Acceptance Agreement Verbiage

Free Bonus 1:

How To Make It To TBO - The techniques and secrets to protect your investment and get the longest life out of your engine.

Free Bonus 2:

How To Maximize Your Annual Inspection and Minimize Your Costs - Things YOU can do to save money and get the most out of your mechanic's time.

Free Bonus 3:

Order now and get a FREE Ownership and Operating Cost Spreadsheet! This comprehensive and fully customizable MS Excel worksheet is easy to use and will clearly and automatically display the hourly cost of operating your aircraft. USE IT ON YOUR POCKET PC TOO!

Free Bonus 4:

Purchase Agreement Template - This completely revisable MS Word document has all the verbiage to protect you in your purchase. It is an exact copy of the example provided in the book.

Your Flying Objectives

Where and How To Look For Your Plane

Purchasing Step 4 (What's It Worth?)


  • Tom Antion Private/Instrument/Commercial

    I have been wanting a plane of my own for over three years, but I truly did not know where or how to begin looking. My experience as a charter pilot did not teach me all of the tricks or help me avoid the pitfalls of buying a used airplane. This DVD tells it all and the companion ebook spells it out in an easy-to-read format that is both interesting and informative. Well done!

  • Billy Walker Aircraft Dealer

    In a word this guidance is EXCELLENT! The style and graphics make the book an easy read and the DVD is even more remarkable. Very professional.

    I have bought and sold some 250+ used aircraft in my career and having this DVD and eBook years ago would have been an invaluable asset. I would have made them available to my prospective buyers as a customer service to them.

  • C. Dyess Private/Instrument

    I sure wish I would have seen this DVD before I bought my last two airplanes. I could have saved a huge amount of time and avoided the insurance "sticker shock." An excellent resource and reference!

  • Herb Puryear Wartime Marine Corps pilot

    This DVD / eBook combination is an excellent resource for every plane owner and every pilot.

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