April 2013 Issue

Aircraft Tugs: A Model for Every Budget

For moving airplanes under 6000 pounds, there’s plenty of choice. Aero-Tow, 40EZ and Tail-Dragger Dragger are our top picks this round.

We hear a bad news about the aging pilot population and its effect on the decline of general aviation. For one segment of the market, aging is, in the short run, a good thing. Aircraft tug sales are up because pilots who used to be willing to shove their airplanes up uneven ramps into hangars have decided that doing so isn’t as easy as it used to be. The airplane’s obviously been getting heavier, so it’s time to buy a tug.

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