Used Aircraft Guide



With fighter-like handling and a sharp stall, this slick little sportster was a handful for its intended mission.

[IMGCAP(1)] For those who want to fly on a tight budget, the diminutive Grumman AA-1 certainly seems an appealing choice. Priced consistently below other two-seaters (and down in the territory of an average automobile), itís a relative bargain. Plus, itís faster, more modern, structurally simpler and is, well, sexier than airplanes like the Cessna 150/152. It appears to be an ideal choice for pilots who simply want to get aloft for as little money as possible.

But thereís a raft of caveats facing anyone considering the purchase of an AA-1. This is an airplane that, though marketed as a primary trainer, is not well suited for the task when compared to more docile designs like the 152 or To...

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