I want to buy a plane in a couple years (around January 2022). My planned financial situation will be as follows Wife income 70k a year My income. Working on my career path to airline pilot. At this point I will be a flight instructor building hours and making about 30k a year. But after a couple years that will go up once I get a job you know how it goes. Bills Housing $1,500 or less College Loan Payments $600 Other debts $400 Available down-payment is flexible as this is a couple years from now. I could probably do at least 5k to as much as 15-20k if I really needed to. Credit Score for me 700-750 Credit Score for my wife ~750 Don't mind doing a loan for 15-20 years I will be using the plane starting out to do sightseeing tours on the side to make extra money and build hours. I also want to use the plane to take trips accross the us and would like to take a trip to South America (2400 miles) The plane will be used pretty often to make trips from Florida (where I will be living) to Connecticut Plane needs to have 4 seats at least. Was thinking Piper Cherokee 180 but I don't know if it will be enough for what I want to do, I want something with autopilot and something I can trust for those long trips. I like the diamond da-40 but it's super expensive The reason all this is speculative is because I am currently in the air force (not a pilot) and will be getting out in May of 2021. I would consider a multi owner aircraft but I might need to use it too much for that to be realistic. Thanks!