First Airplane Recommendations

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by freightflyer, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. Rcmutz

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    Uhhooo...uhooo.... Ttttiiiiigggeeerrrrr!
     
  2. Captain

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    Have you considered an A320?

    Cockpit is super comfortable, performance isn’t bad, and getting coffee enroute from the lead flight attendant is a nice touch.
     
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  3. texasclouds

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    777 or go home, live the Jet A life
     
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  4. Rich Holt

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    I would love to buy my last plane first, but a PC-9 is a little out of the current Rich budget. I am cautiously optimistic for future Rich though.
     
  5. William Pete Hodges

    William Pete Hodges Pre-takeoff checklist

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    My first bird was a 68 Piper Cherokee 140. At the time it had a just been rebuilt with 160 HP, new interior and 5 year old paint. I paid $42k in 2004, sold it for $32k 14 years and 500 hours later. It was a good trainer and XC airplane for 2 or sometimes 2+2. I only carried 4 people in it one time, but my wife and I took many trips in that little bird. We could do 400 NM in a single leg if the wind wasn't in our face. It's worth a look if you can find a good one.
     
  6. Tobias Göller

    Tobias Göller Pre-Flight

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    all the mentioned birds have advantages & disadvantages. If buying a 172... get an older one (payload is much lower on newer models). If you want to go looking into experimentals... how about a RV10?

    Tobias

    P.S: High- vs Low-Wing... you could just as well start an oil-thread
     
  7. SkyDog58

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    Of course, I must assume those last two would go on amphib floats as well.
    :rockon:
     
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  8. Whitney

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    Of course :)

    If I won 50 Million, I would have a 206 on wheels, Kodiak on amphibs, and some super STOL dragger, maybe a Maule, or cubcrafter cub.
     
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  9. Tobias Göller

    Tobias Göller Pre-Flight

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    Tip of the day: Buy a C130 - and you have enough space to take each and every aircraft for tomorrows mission with you at any time (tip 2: that way you only have to rent one hangar... :) )
     
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    But it’s gotta be a really really big one...
     
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  11. Tobias Göller

    Tobias Göller Pre-Flight

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    True. But it's only one :)
     
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  12. Whitney

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    Confession, I haven't officially flown anything that isn't piston, although unofficially have about 30 hours in a turbo otter on floats. I haven't flown a twin in a long time, and those were only an Aztec and Chieftain. A C 130 isn't even on my radar to buy, even if I won 50 billion dollars.
     
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  13. Tobias Göller

    Tobias Göller Pre-Flight

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    Ok, if I had 50 billions of USD I would probably go for a rebuild of the AN225 - and would chuck the C130 into the cargo bay... true :)

    (having said that... there are better things to do with life than buy twitter....)
     
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  14. Initial Fix

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    Bonanza …. someone had to say it

    2 people. 172 or Cherokee are good but currently expensive choices. If you want more simple and vfr only that opens options too
     
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  15. Tobias Göller

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    .... that will go into the C130 (that's inside the AN225), too. Bring it :)
     
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    Wagondriver Pre-takeoff checklist

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    there is a 108-3 for sale at kgws, has a 470 in it