Thinking of purchasing a plane? It’s certainly not an easy decision or one to be taken lightly. One of the biggest mistakes people make is focusing too intently on the look and feel of the plane itself, without considering all of the logistical demands surrounding it, namely any training and equipment needs on your part to get the most out of the experience.

“At the end of the day, the most important thing is to have an aircraft broker who can help you strike a balance between emotions and practicality,” says Edward Dahlberg, President of Emerald Aviation. “The right broker will take the time to understand how you intend to use the aircraft and the condition you require — and will work to find the perfect aircraft at the best possible price.”

We love this checklist from Plane & Pilot Magazine for determining how to find the right plane for you:


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