July 2014 Issue

Turbine Upgrades: Training Required

Low prices for turbine airplanes getting you interested in moving up? Plan on some completing some no-nonsense schooling in order to get insurance.

Despite an overall slow market, there is a steady growth in owner-flown turboprops and jets. TBM has no shortage of buyers for its hot new 900, Maibu owners are stepping up into JetProps and Meridians, Baron pilots are buying King Airs, Cirrus owners hold delivery slots for Vision SF50 jets, turboprop owners are looking at under $1 million price tags for nicely equipped Citation IIs and writing checks, and everyone seems to be salivating over Eclipses.

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