Partnership vs Own Plane

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  1. Jamie Kirk

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    Wife’s idea. I said yes ma’am very quickly
     
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  2. Stan Cooper

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    For me there's a lot of value in getting to the airplane and knowing it's available and exactly like I left it. My headsets are plugged in, I know how much fuel I've got, and I know the condition of the airplane is just as it was when I last pushed it into my T-hangar. I also don't want to quibble with anybody else over disagreements about maintenance and upgrades.

    I just don't think a partnership would work for me.
     
  3. denverpilot

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    Agree. 2 cuts costs in half. 3 in thirds. Etc.

    Diminishing returns at 4+ with risk of double the scheduling conflicts of 2.
     
  4. Salty

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    Yeah. Same here. I’m thinking about a partnership for a second plane though. ;)
     
  5. Stan Cooper

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    That thought has occurred to me, too. Today on the rare occasion when I want to take more than one passenger on a day trip, I rent a 172 or 182. If I did that more often, I might consider a partnership.