Lessons Learned the Hard Way: How Not to Buy a Used Aircraft

AVweb reader Lee L. Schroeder is a 3500-hour pilot and experienced aircraft owner who has bought and sold a number of airplanes. Nevertheless, Schroder's recent purchase of a 1968 Beechcraft Baron turned into an absolute nightmare involving allegations of misrepresentation and fraud, lawyers, tens of thousands of dollars in nasty surprises, months of unplanned downtime, and even a threatened enforcement action against Schroeder by the FAA! Dr. Schroeder offers a play-by-play of how this mess transpired and the lessons he learned the hard way.

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