Category Archives: Buying an Airplane

Beechcraft King Air 200 vs. Mitsubishi MU2

Skyhawk vs Cherokee, Centurion vs Saratoga, Cub vs Champ, Citation vs BeechJet…there’s much passionate debate in the aviation world about which airplane type is best compared to its closest competitor for each class of airplane.  One of the greatest debates … Continue reading

Posted in Buying an Airplane, Neat aircraft | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Beechcraft King Air 200 vs. Mitsubishi MU2

-34 Jetprop performance in cruise

I get a lot of questions from piston drivers about the true performance of the Jetprop.  So, I made a video of the performance of a PT6-34 powered Jetprop in cruise.  This video was made in the heat of the … Continue reading

Posted in Buying an Airplane, Neat aircraft | Tagged , , | Comments Off on -34 Jetprop performance in cruise

Malibu vs. Cessna P210

The prototypical Malibu pilot steps up from a Saratoga, Cirrus, or a Cessna 210.  All want more speed, most want pressurization, and none want the aviation budget to be stretched too far.  Any multi-engine airplane will break the budget insofar as operational … Continue reading

Posted in Buying an Airplane, Thinking of buying a PA-46? | Comments Off on Malibu vs. Cessna P210

Got a $250k or $600k aviation budget?

See if this sounds familiar…you are a married man with a family that either loves to travel or has need of traveling, you’ve got a pilot license and 200+ hours of single-engine piston experience and an instrument rating, and you … Continue reading

Posted in Buying an Airplane, Thinking of buying a PA-46? | Comments Off on Got a $250k or $600k aviation budget?

Top 17 reasons to buy/upgrade to a JetProp

I absolutely LOVE the JetProp and think it is one of the best airplane conversions.  It makes a great airplane (PA-46 Malibu) even better.   Here’s why: 1.) A Jetprop is just as easy to fly as a piston PA-46.  … Continue reading

Posted in Buying an Airplane, Thinking of buying a PA-46? | Comments Off on Top 17 reasons to buy/upgrade to a JetProp