The Pilot's Lounge #29: Used Airplanes Buyer, Be Cynical
Thousands of used aircraft trade hands each year. Many owners do their homework and end up with an aircraft that will meet their needs. Others, perhaps in a hurry or hoping to save a few dollars, try to find a shortcut or two or accept an unscrupulous dealer's assurances about the aircraft they buy. AVweb's Rick Durden, an aviation attorney in real life, has seen way too many purchasers who went about this process all wrong. If you're thinking about buying an aircraft in the near future, you need to read what he has to say.