It's always nice if you can find the aircraft you're looking for close to home. But in today's difficult used aircraft market, you'll almost certainly have to look farther afield. In fact, today's serious American buyer needs to be prepared to consider aircraft located anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. This means doing a lot more homework before travelling long distances to look at that alleged cream puff. There are some extra "gotchas" involved in buying a Canadian aircraft and re-registering it in the United States.
By Eugene Unterman
, This article comes from the soon-to-be-released second edition of Gene Unterman's 196-page book HOW TO BUY A USED AIRCRAFT WITHOUT TAKING A DIVE. The book should be available in January 1998 and will be available in the AVweb bookstore. | December 1, 1997