Question of the Week: Is 2009 the Year You Buy a Light Airplane?

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Last week, we asked AVweb readers which breaking news story of 2008 deserved the title "Story of the Year." Once again, that perennial favorite choice OTHER topped the list, though only by a fraction of a percentage. Running neck-and-neck with the catch-all choice was the Eclipse bankruptcy, accounting for 28% of the responses. Another 24% of you fingered the continuing battle over user fees as the year's top headline.

For a complete (real-time) breakdown of reader responses, click here.
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(Some of you wrote to tell us that we should have listed the recession or the bizjet brouhaha among our choices and maybe we should, but both seemed to be somewhat in-progress at the time we thought up the question.)


Tough times for the U.S. economy have slowed predictions of breakout growth in general aviation but they haven't stalled it. Tell us if this is the year you plan to buy a light airplane.

Are you planning to buy a light airplane this year?
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