Hi all, First post in here actually. A buddy and I are looking to purchase an airplane to do some time building in, get some real world experience, etc. We've pretty much settled on a Grumman, as it seems to be a pretty safe and economical airplane. We're down to 2 airplanes: an AA1A and an AA5 Traveler. They're almost identical in everything including price and both have low-time engines, the only difference being the AA1 has a nearly brand-new paint job. Figured I'd reach out to everyone to get some advice for a first time buyer as well as from any Grumman owners, since we don't have that much experience with them. To give you an idea, we're both approaching our commercial check rides and we both plan to get our CFI. We've got plans to reach out to local flight schools to wash airplanes, etc. to help offset some costs and we've got a good mechanic friend for the maintenance. Any suggestions or tips or stories are appreciated!