I told my wife what it cost to fly. So I have had my plane for 1 year and put 70 hours on it. Flying a Grumman Traveler, here are the numbers: So $165/ hr all inclusive to fly ~118 kts plane w/ 860 lbs useful load Next year, oil changes will be done by me, there will be no ferrying charge, and hopefully no major repairs which would bring the numbers down to these: At any rate This little blue plane took me to Gastons, Kentucky, Oklahoma, San Antonio, Missouri, and a bunch of $100 burger runs and it is about to take me to Osh! I feel like I am flying a plane that is a step above a basic trainer and the price per hour is not bad. Caveats: These are just the "ownership costs" and don't factor in the price of the plane. My plane has a payment associated with it but everyone's would be different based on cash vs. loan, etc. If my engine goes tits up, I will pay for it out of my pocket. I don't add money into any sort of maintenance account per hour. Also: In hindsight, I think I would be having a better month if I hadn't told her how much it costs. I am not going to tell her how many hours I flew the Cirrus.