Buy an airplane? AOPA is here to help
Have you just started your search for the perfect plane? These AOPA resources can help you find aircraft with the right capabilities, performance, and features for the type of flight you plan to do.
AOPA Aircraft Guide
The AOPA Aircraft Guide lists over 88 aircraft currently in production and includes overviews of models, specifications, performance and airspeeds. Use the AOPA Aircraft Guide to find the perfect aircraft for you.
Operating cost calculator
The AOPA Operating Cost Calculator is designed to help AOPA members estimate the operating costs of a wide range of aircraft by examining each cost area and calculating annual expenses and per hour of flight.
Consider a used aircraft or sell your current aircraft
Advice on buying used aircraft
Buying an aircraft is a major investment that must be carefully considered. The tips and resources you’ll find here, if taken seriously, can help you feel confident and ready to make your purchase.
VREF Aircraft Assessment
The AOPA Aircraft Appraisal Service can be used as a starting point to provide indications of the retail value of selected aircraft, in part based on equipment, time since overhaul and d other important factors.
AOPA aeronautical financing can help you get plane loans, lower your interest rate, and even upgrade to a more sophisticated plane!
Buying an aircraft for business travel requires a thorough understanding of the factors that could affect your purchase. Working with experienced aviation professionals, like the AOPA Aviation Finance team, can help you every step of the way.
Ready to board a more sophisticated plane, but don’t know how many planes you need? This resource reviews how to upgrade your first aircraft and find the perfect aircraft to meet your needs, from multi-piston to entry-level turboprop, and how to purchase your first jet. .
Getting pre-approved for a plane loan can help you narrow down your search and avoid the frustration in finding the perfect plane. Find out if pre-approval makes sense to you.
Know before you buy
A pre-purchase inspection (sometimes called a âpre-purchaseâ) is your chance to learn everything you need to know about your potential investment. From a thorough inspection of the mechanical and aesthetic condition to the legal status of the aircraft, a pre-purchase will ensure that your aircraft is airworthy and give you peace of mind.
For more information on pre-purchase inspections:
Aircraft insurance, securities and escrow services
Aircraft Title and Escrow Services – Aerospace Reports
AOPA’s strategic partner, Aero-Space Reports, a leader in the aviation securities industry for over 50 years, provides aircraft title and escrow services to AOPA members at discounted prices.
Aviation Insurance – AssuredPartners AÃ©ronautique
AssuredPartners Aerospace represents the collective talent and experience of leading insurance brokerage firms in the general aviation industry and their employees. AssuredPartners Aerospace provides insurance to aircraft owners and renters, CFIs, flying clubs, business jets, aviation companies and lake jets.
Reminder to Members: Stay up to date on your insurance premiums and don’t let your insurance policies expire.
Checklists and practical resources