Buying

Understanding Engines Part 3 – High Time Engines

Before we talk about high time engines, lets recap our last two posts.   We discussed time between overhauls (TBO), since major overhaul (SMOH), and since top overhaul (STOH).  You now know that engine manufactures establish a recommended time between overhauls and that this time is usually engine running hours and/or calendar time.  For example [...]

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Understanding Engines Part 2 – Since Major Overhaul

Last week we looked at the term "since major overhaul" (SMOH) and discussed a few tricks when reviewing classifieds.   We also discussed engine hours and the time between overhauls (TBO).   We learned that a low time engine, one that has low hours SMOH does not necessarily mean that the engine is healthy.  Other [...]

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Understanding Engines Part 1

We have found that one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing an aircraft is engine health.   Engines are expensive, one of the most costly components in any aircraft - so you really don’t want to skimp on your knowledge here.  Overhaul costs alone can be $20K plus depending on engine type and [...]

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 Where to Find Your Next Aircraft

Thinking about buying a plane?  Then if you can afford the trip get yourself to Oshkosh this summer you should get yourself there.  We have found that with over 10,000 aircraft flying in and departing Oshkosh during the week, it is THE best place to find the many examples of the particular type of aircraft [...]

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