10 Airplanes to own or that you like

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  1. Skybrd

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    My list starting with a low budget. Piper Tripacer with good fabric, Piper Cherokee, Cessna 140-182, Ercoupe, Mooney, Piper Twin Comanche, Aerostar, Later Bonanzas F or A-36. One that is fun to fly and paid for. One that won't try to kill you.
     
  2. Fearless Tower

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    10 airplanes I would or have enjoyed owning:

    Beech 18
    Waco F2
    North American T-6/SNJ
    Beech Baron 55
    Piper Super Cub
    Cessna 170
    ALON Aircoupe
    Cessna 150
    Globe Swift
    Consolidated-Vultee BT-13
     
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    I don't need 10, just 3, maybe 4 if I want a twin.

    Cub - fun flying
    C170 -fun flying + some travel
    Pilatus - travel mainly

    Those three should cover it. :D

    Maybe a C310R too...
     
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  4. Checkout_my_Six

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    And you want me to just pick ten?.....can’t do it. ;)
     
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    C-206. I have gotten away with some serious flying in the bush, short very unimproved strips and off airport work and mostly loaded to max.

    C-207. While not purposely, I have had maybe 1 or 2 icing encounters and survived. Load it up until the tail hits the ground. Stop loading, get a cargo guy to hold the tail off the ground, jump in and if the tail stays off the ground, we are good to go.

    PA-31-350. Docile twin, the mac truck of the bush twin engines. They carry ice well.

    I haven't owned one of these planes, just flown them in Alaska and they are very suited for that specific mission.
     
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    Cessna 180
    Cessna 195
    Cessna 170
    Cessna 337
    Cessna T-50 Bobcat
    Cessna 120/140
    North American Texan T-6
    Dehavilland Beaver
    Beech 18
    DC-3
     
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    Rv-6
    RV-10
    Champ
    Beech 18
    Cirrus Vision
    Cabin Waco
    C-195
    Ryan STA
    C-180
    A sailplane. Dunno enough to pick the right one.
     
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    P-51
    F-86
    F-4U
    AT-6
    MIG-15
    MIG-17
    UH-1H
    Bell 206
    Bell 212
    Bell 412
     
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    I changed my mind. This is my list:
    ;)
     
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    Cessna 340...if I ever make it that far I'd stop there.

    Oh yeah, a Cessna 180/182 for fun too
     
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    Cessna 182
    Cessna 195
    Cessna 210
    Cessna TTX
    TBM 930
    Diamond Star Twin
    Cessna 414
    F-4U
     
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    Marchetti SF-260 . . .of all the aircraft I've flown, it is the one I still dream about flying. . . given the means (more or less $300K, last I looked), it is the airplane I'd buy and fly until my flying time was done. It handles and performs as you imagined an airplane sholud, when you first began flying.
     
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    I've logged time in 48 types, with over a hundred hours each in most of the "usual suspects" of mainstream light G.A. Some handled better than others, and some had funkier systems than others, but I don't think there were any that I honestly didn't like. I've owned a Cherokee, a C-150, a Grumman-American Cheetah, a Bonanza, a Sport Cub, and now a C-172. Our mission and interests -- not to mention bank account -- have evolved over the years, so what was right for us then might not be right for us now. For a while we were able to have both a "go-places" airplane and a "play in the dirt" airplane. But that's not feasible now, and the 172 seems the best overall compromise for our purposes at present.

    It don't look half bad, neither. :D
     
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    From slowest to fastest!

    1. Piper Archer
    2. Piper Cherokee 235B
    3. Piper Dakota
    4. Cessna 177B Cardinal
    5. Cirrus SR22
    6. Cessna 210
    7. Beechcraft Bonanza A36
    8. Mooney Ovation 3
    9. Mooney Acclaim S
    10. Pilatus PC-12
     
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    Gamebird GB1
    Cessna 150 Aerobat
    Cessna 150
    Cessna 172/182
    Extra 300
    Super Decathlon
     
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    Once you go polished bonanza, you....



    You.....





    Well, it’s crazy, but really cool!

    (True insanity is polished beech 18. So, maybe someday...)
     
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    1) Cessna Citation Latitude
    2) Pilatus PC-12
    3) Quest Kodiak on Amphib floats
    4) Extras 300XL
    5) Waco YMF-5D
    6) Bell 525 Relentless
    7) Aero L39
    8) Bonanza G36
    9) Pitts S-2C
    10) Strega
     
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  18. Maciej

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    Already have my Extra 300, but the buy list is...

    - Zivko Edge 540 v3
    - Extra 330 LX
    - Aero L39 w/ TFE731
    - Cirrus SR22 Turbo G6
    - Embraer Phenom 100
    - Hughes/MD 500
    - Lancair Super Legacy
     
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    Every airplane I've ever flown, and every airplane I've ever owned.
     
  20. JustinD

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    Oh man a list of ten planes sans restrictions?! Of course I’ll bite

    My 182T
    T206H on amphibs
    SR22T
    King Air C90GTx
    F4U Corsair
    B-17
    TBM930
    Falcon 7X
    Grand Caravan on Amphibs
    Some sort of cub

    Sadly my budget never would allow for such things but it’s fun to imagine having a B-17 in my backyard I could just start up and fly down to the keys for a weekend
     
  21. Checkout_my_Six

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    I don't know how you do it.....I have a hard enough time keeping my spinner shiny.
     
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    Only one "sort of Cub".

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    This is like the when the comedian said "Think of the worst sex you ever had. Okay, how was it? Really good, right?" [edited significantly]

    Back to the thread: Someday I'd like to own a Lance.
     
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    C172- is there a better ppl trainer? Forgiving and makes learning fun.
    PA28 - what a great and predictable IFR trainer.
    V35B or F33 Bonanza with a 550 in it - little speed racer. And so maneuverable.
    SR22-G6 - what an awesome X country plane. Turn on the AC and turn up the music. Carbon edition please.
    Cirrus -SF50 - entry level personal jet that is affordable
    HJ420 - Honda Fit/finish quality and engine reliability
     
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    I love my Cardinal for the stability and the view. The only other airplane I would have is a Sportsman 2+2, maybe with a diesel engine.
     
  27. Steven Untet

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    My current 172, only experimental!!!!!!


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    You'd love it! Good airplane.
     
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    First I have to say I am grateful for my little fully refurbished Cherokee. For the most part it meets my flying needs. If money were no object though, I would really love to have a Cirrus SR22.

    1) Cirrus SR22
    2) Pipistrel Panthera
    3) Beech Debonair
    4) Mooney
    5) P-51 Mustang
     
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    The first 10 that are self-cleaning, need no maintenance, and come with a free lifetime gas card.

    Which is most of them if you are a billionaire ;)
     
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    Love your list, but my "cash no object" piston single would be the new mooney ultra. I'd love to have an A36 or similar 6 seater as a 2nd plane.
     
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    I like simple:
    pa28
    C170
    C180
    C182
    T50
    V77
    Travelaire 4000
    eaglerock longwing
    Laird swallow
    Spartan executive
     
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    1. 150 or 150 aerobat. Less ponderous than a 172. And more fun to spin by far.

    2. :yeahthat:

    3. Oooh la la! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    More fun than a 172 period!
     
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    Struck up a conversation with the owner of a polished warbird (with more surface area than my Aztec) on the grass at OSH last summer. Asked him the same question. He mumbled something about the President's immigration policy making it more difficult and expensive...
     
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    What was that saying I heard in Idaho a while back... "there once was a billionaire, he bought a P-51 now he is only a millionaire..":cool:
     
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    King Air and Beechcraft Baron offer nice mix of speed and room for error.
     
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    It's like pizza: even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
     
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    Room for error? Care to explain what you mean by that?
     
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    PA18-180
    Helio courier
    A185
    DHC-2
    Fieseler Storch
    N3 pup on tundras
    P51-D
    NXT Nemesis
    Mig 17 (with a bunch of spare parts)
    A nice semi aerobatic glider.



    Hold my beer

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