Talking to owners and buyers also gives me an idea about what’s on their minds, such as the cost of aircraft, fuel, and insurance, and ways to cut some of those costs.Read More
Aviation Insurance & Finance
These webinars total hours of advice from the Piper Owner Society Editorial Board, led by Aviation Director Scott Sherer. Also featuring longtime pilot and electrical engineer Jim "Griff" Griffin, these advice videos feature tips from longtime pilot and CFI Mike Jones, avionics consultant Bob Hart, insurance and business expert Scott "Sky" Smith, and more.
For ease of watching, we have broken these videos into 3 parts. There are no downloads available of this content. Important links and documents needed are provided within the posts themselves.
The Piper Owner Society would like to thank the following contributors:
- Scott Sherer, Aviation Director
- Michael Jay Jones, Editorial Board
- Jim Griffin, Editorial Board
- Sky Smith, Editorial Board, Aviation Insurance Expert
- Bob Hart, Editorial Board & Avionics Guru
A sampling of quotes from this first webinar.
“Buying (an airplane) is not as hard as dealing with it in the first few years. It expensive enough buying a 40 or 50 year old airplane. Those first few years are even more challenging.” -Scott Sherer
“In the last three years of aircraft ownership, a lot of people stop maintaining their aircraft. And that creates a problem. I would always recommend getting a pre-purchase inspection. And you can’t do it with the mechanic who’s already maintaining the airplane. You can’t go to a mechanic who you both know. You need to go to somebody who’s trained in that model of aircraft but has not seen it before.” -Scott Sherer
“Fuel is going to be biggest expense. We ran about 83% of our expense being fuel, and that was through two engine cycles.” -Jim Griffin
“Be prepared to spend 25% of the cost of purchasing your plane on maintenance. -Scott Sherer
I guess I could have titled this article “Flying Naked,” which means flying without insurance, but the word “naked” might conjure up the wrong notion to those who aren’t familiar with the phrase. So I stuck with the less provocative title.Read More
I purchased an airplane a few years ago, which brought to light an interesting turn of events I would like to share, as I’m told others have found themselves in a similar situation.Read More
At my seminars, I talk about saving money as an owner. One item I try to stress is that by doing regular maintenance, you can cut down on the overall operating cost and lower your annual inspection costs.Read More
If you’re acting as the Pilot in Command (PIC) on a flight, and you let a nonpilot do some of the flying from the right seat, is that legal?Read More
Are you getting ready to purchase your next plane? Then this webinar series is for you! Plane Ownership – Part 1, covers everything you need to know prior to purchasing a plane. The information in this webinar includes:...Read More
So, I got to thinking. What about all these warranties on aircraft and their components? I know that if you have an accident and you have insurance, the damage should be covered. But of course, repairs to worn-out parts aren’t covered. And what about the engine? If the crank is cracked or the compression is low, is that a warranty item or an insurance item? Or is that just a part of ownership?Read More
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