No matter what type of airplane you fly or own, these considerations play with the back of your mind. Be it whether to do a top instead of a major overhaul, or to sell the old Falcon jet and buy something else, we are all always thinking about the balance between price, performance and safety. I'd like to say that I've got a firm grip on my emotions and a cold eye for value, but that would be a lie. It is much more accurate to state that I'm inclined to get as much as I can possibly afford, regardless of price, because flying isn't just a new lawn mower. It is flying, and I intend to get the biggest tractor and blades I can afford.