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Old 09-15-2017, 02:26 PM   #11
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Next up commercial (need a retractable for that, a $5-6,000 training outlay).
10 hours in a retract should NOT cost 5-6k.
More like 2.5k, including the checkride.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:23 PM   #12
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I've mentioned this before in another thread (at least I think I did), but aircraft ownership isn't for everyone. Maintenance is always the biggie. Reminds me of an old joke: The happiest day in an aircraft owner's life? The day they sell the aircraft. Or something along those lines.

At my club, there is a particular 172 that always seems to be down for something, usually minor. There is another 172 that, while a bit older and a bit more ragged, keeps on tickin'.

Ownership is definitely worth considering, especially if you can do a lease-back to a club or school.
I'm with you, if he doesn't have the money to pay for his flight training, he certainly doesn't have the money to buy an airplane. He'd be one mechanical problem away from being grounded...
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