Used Aircraft Guide


Cessna 208 Caravan

Expensive yes, but a prodigious load hauler and with a dispatch rate that operators say is nearly perfect.

[IMGCAP(1)] Many an aircraft owner has rationalized an expensive airplane purchase with this reasoning: Yes, it costs a ton of money to own but it saves me so much time that itís a bargain.

Put a sharp pencil to that equation, however, and the numbers start to look like that fuzzy math a certain Texas governor has so much trouble understanding. The truth is, for GA owners, airplane economics rarely push the bottom line into black ink.

One exception to that is a certain class of working airplanes, the sort that haul freight and passengers over short distances, spray chemicals and fertilizer, snap photos for survey work and, in general, do the scut work where thereís profit but no glamou...

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