For the first-time airplane buyer, this book is an invaluable resource and guide. The award-winning author offers money-saving information on everything a private pilot needs to consider before and after buying a plane: selection, purchasing, financing, hangaring, maintenance, legal issues, and much more.
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Get your first plane!
Here, Ron Wanttaja walks you through the exciting process of shopping for, then acquiring and caring for your first airplane. Featuring lots of new information and photographs, this second edition includes the Light Sport category and Sports Pilot license, and emphasizes how to minimize cost of ownership for a wide range of planes. Aviation journalist Wanttaja, winner of the 1992 Aviation/Space Writers' Association Award of Excellence, guides you through every step -- before and after your purchase.
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With real ownership case histories for old and modern aircraftAbout the Author:
Ronald J. Wanttaja is an award-winning aviation writer and a former systems engineer with Boeing, who worked in satellite orbit/constellation design and analysis, launch vehicle and onboard propulsion system trades, and operations concepts for space systems. He worked on the early design studies for the International Space Station. An Air Force veteran, he was an on-duty operator for the Defense Support Program missile early-warning satellite. As a freelance aviation journalist, he has written for Private Pilot, Flying, Sport Aviation, Flight Line, Kitplanes, and other publications. He is author of the book Kit Airplane Construction, Third Edition, also from McGraw-Hill. His aviation writing has won several prizes, including Flying Magazine's "Bax Seat Trophy" and a journalism award from the Aviation/Space Writer's Association. Mr. Wanttaja has also written and published historical fiction.
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Book Description Tab Books, 1994. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93748319
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Book Description Blue Ridge Summit TAB Books/McGraw-Hill, 1995. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. 0. gr.8vo. XI,301 Seiten, zahlr. Abb. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. Selecting, Inspecting, Financing, Insuring, Hangaring, Maintaining. 0,950 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 10557A
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