Prop Plane of Jet for Sale – Which do you Need?
You know it’s time to take the plunge and invest in an aircraft. Jet charters just aren’t doing it for you anymore and you need an aircraft on standby and ready to go whenever you are. Whether it’s for business or personal use, it’s worth taking the time to put serious consideration into the type of aircraft that will work best for you, whether it’s a helicopter, prop plane or jet.
While it would be impossible to cover all of the things you should consider when looking at a plane for sale in this article (it’s best to work with a professional who can take a look at your specific individual needs for that), this will help get you started towards deciding whether a jet, turboprop or something else will be the best fit for you.
Consider the Cost
If operating cost is a major concern and your typical trips will be less than 1,000 nautical miles, a turboprop is an excellent option – provided speed is not a huge concern. A prop plane will cost less to purchase (generally speaking) and it will cost significantly less to operate.
For many – and especially those just looking at jets for sale for the first time – the cost will be a major factor in the decision of which plane to buy. Make sure to consider not only the price of the aircraft – whether new or used – but also the costs of insurance, crew members’ pay, maintenance and other incidental costs.
What will you be using your plane for? Is time of the essence to the point that shaving an hour or three off a cross-country flight could make or break deals that override the cost of operating a jet? Do you typically need to travel more than 1,000 nautical miles nonstop? If you answered yes to any of those, you should at least consider jets for sale.
Of course, as with turboprop planes, there are a wide variety of jets for sale, with significantly different speed and cargo capabilities. Some need to be refueled every 800 nautical miles; others can take you and your entire team halfway around the world nonstop.
Of course, you’ll also have consideration that are distinct to you and/or the organization you’re looking at jets for sale for. The professionals at Western Aviation can help you hammer out your individual needs and preferences, helping you select a new or used prop plane, helicopter or jet for sale that fits both your needs and your budget.