Aircraft Review

October 2013 Issue

Akro for Under $100K: Wide Variety; Use Caution

$100,000 will buy a lot of used, factory-built, aerobatic airplane—from a Cessna Aerobat through a Pitts S2-B—but do a careful pre-buy exam.

There has long been a subset of pilots with a certain sense of adventure and the burning desire to own an aerobatic airplane. While most lust after an aerial hotrod such as one of the Extra 300 series or a Sukhoi Su-29, economic reality means putting something a little less impressive into the hangar.

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