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6 Reasons You Should Own Your Own Airplane

Are you tired of renting? This is why you should buy your own airplane. And if you look in the right places, it can actually be affordable too...

1) Personalized Setup

Arriving to a plane that has your headset, cockpit, and seat set up the way you like it is every pilot's dream.


2) No Overnight Restrictions

Are you tired of being limited to a short trips in rental airplanes? Having your own airplane will allow you to go where you want, for however long you want.


3) Airplane Owners Become Instant Friends

Buying an airplane means you'll make plenty of friends around the airport at neighboring hangars. If you really want to dive knee deep into the world of aircraft owners, plan a trip in your plane to Oshkosh AirVenture this summer.

Swayne Martin

4) Are You Tired Of Battling Other Renters?

We all know that one annoying local renter that reserves planes almost every day of the week, but cancels 90% of reservations. Avoid by having an airplane just for yourself!


5) Trust Your Own Equipment

It's a lot easier to trust maintenance history when you're the one verifying (and paying for) each step of the process. Better yet, you'll know every inch of that airplane and can spot when something doesn't look right.


6) Want To Build Flight Time?

If you want to build lots of flight time or complete multiple certificates or ratings, owning your own airplane might be the most affordable way to go.


What's your top reason for owning an airplane? Tell us in the comments below.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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