Get Your Light Jet Today, For Under $500K...

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It's loud, and it slurps fuel at 125 gallons per hour, but it's ready to fly, and you can even slide the canopy open in flight and get a suntan. There's a place in Calhoun, Ga., you can today go, write a check, and buy yourself a fully certified, four-passenger, pressurized twin jet, plus get change from your half-mill. It's the Paris Jet, a 50-year-old design originally built in Europe as a military trainer (read: it's aerobatic, too). Your Aircraft Source (YAS) has about 20 of them for sale, and is working to get more. They are totally refurbished with optional Chelton avionics. The engines are available new or used. "I've sold four in the last four months," Greg Webster, director of marketing and training for YAS, told AVweb on Wednesday. "And from the leads I have already, I expect to sell three or four more from this show." Webster said that two of his last four customers were pilots waiting for new Cessna Mustang and Eclipse 500 jets. "They can build time in this jet for the next couple of years, and it makes it much easier and cheaper for them to get insurance when they get their new jet," he said. "Then they can sell this one and get their money back." The jet can carry about 800 pounds in the cabin, flies at 320 knots, and has 950 nm range with NBAA reserves. With round dials on the panel, the price is $498,000, and the glass Chelton avionics are available at $611,000. Webster says a relatively low-time GA pilot with about 750 hours can get insured in this airplane for about $11,000 to $13,000.