For Sale: Aircraft [Wanted] Time builder in Southeast US

Discussion in 'Aircraft, Clubs, and Partnerships - Buy & Sell' started by MarkH, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. MarkH

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    Student/low time pilot on a budget looking for a basic time builder.

    I am open to experimental and certified, taildraggers and trigear.

    My ideal:

    Requirements:
    Low cost of ownership
    Low Operating Costs
    VFR Day

    Negotiable for the right price, but desired:
    2 seats
    LSA
    88+ Knots Cruise
    VFR Night


    Some planes I am actively searching for include:
    Luscumbe 8s
    Cessna 140s
    Ercoupes
    Cessna 150s
    Kitfox/Avids

    I am also open to Partnerships/Clubs, but the location is a huge concern (I am located on the south side of Atlanta, GA, near Hartsfield).
     
  2. AggieMike88

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    Are you looking for something to purchase for sole ownership? Or a Partnership? Or an existing owner willing to provide you access?
     
  3. MarkH

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    I am open to any of those options, but mostly I am looking at sole ownership.
     
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    I just got my c140, i love her... I researched many options and felt I made the best choice for me and my missions. $20-$25k will get you a pretty nice one with plenty of engine life if you do your research and inspections. Both my TW instructors are seasoned TW pilots and really liked how she flew. Great reputation for ease of maintenance as a broad rule, still an airplane though... The TW will make you a better pilot, I didnt understand this until I did it, plus its just plain fun to boot. You also then get to crack those real original lines about "real pilots dont need a training wheel" or "tricycles are for kids" on $100 hamburger runs with buddies. There is a very close knit family aspect of c120/140 ownership with fellow owners. Dont rule out a 120, same plane minus the ineffective flaps. Most will say avoid the 120/140s with metalized wings, except for the A model which was a factory alum wing. No real advantage of metalized wing with modern fabric, and its a sizable weight penalty. I get about 95 knots at cruise on 5 gal/hr.
     
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    @MBDiagMan ... What are your plans with Piggy?
     
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    If you can find a C170 as nice as the one @Greg Bockelman has... you'd be very happy.
     
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    If you are willing to purchase a 90-95% complete project plane, I know of a local guy who has a Luscombe 8A he might sell.
     
  8. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    See if Atlanta has an Aviator's Facebook page, and post your request there....

    Dallas / Fort Worth has a strong one, and more than a few partnerships have formed from there.
     
  9. MarkH

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    How can I get details?
     
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    Bribes that include lots of money and loose women are known to work.
     
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    AE80C67F-55A9-4A92-A8C9-1851535A8890.jpeg 5BA80A7D-23F0-4C4E-BB5B-58A4454BE802.jpeg Award winning 1947 Cessna 140. O-200 powered. You won’t find a nicer one. It’s not listed but I am kicking around the idea of selling it. $42,000
     
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    90% complete and 70% left to go.....
     
  14. MarkH

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    That 140 is beautiful, but also about twice my budget.
     
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    He “Desired real info, not smart a$$”
     
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    Eman reminds me of Dogberry, Act 4, scene 2, as he addresses the members of the watch
     
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    Good question! It is difficult to justify keeping the Piggy, but really difficult to come to grips when it come to parting with her. She is extremely unique and a hoot to fly. I still haven’t ruled out getting my IR in her. I have room in my hangar for her. She costs less than $700 a year to insure and about that to annual. Even though the O200 is in great shape with many years of trouble free flying left in her, it is at TBO which makes its book value low.

    A 120 or 140 make a great first plane. They are reliable, economical, challenging and fun. Get the right one and it can be a great time builder.
     
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  19. AggieMike88

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    You and I need to go do some flying soon... Been away too long. And now that you have TWO really nice airplanes, that's all the more reason.

    And I'd be willing to assist where I can on your IFR edyumyucashun.
     
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    I wish we were closer to each other Mike. It would be more practical to take you up on the offer. I will see how things go in the next week and might take you up on the offer if we can make schedules match. Thanks for the offer.