The New Owner: Vintage Records

Oh, the tales that aircraft logbooks will tell…
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The New Owner: The Power of Networking

The classifieds are not the only place to find your next airplane. Just like in the business world, it could be about who ...
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The New Owner: Join the Club

Flying clubs can give you a taste of airplane ownership before you dive completely in.
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The New Owner: This is How Good Friends Roll

An unexpected favor for a friend turns into a fun day inspecting a Cessna 170B.
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The New Owner: Aircraft Shopping

Jason McDowell discusses the tough task of narrowing down the choices and the allure of rare types.
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The New Owner: The Love and Joy of That Beechcraft

A famous friend of Jason McDowell’s made a Beechcraft Bonanza her first aircraft. It’s been quite an adventure.
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The New Owner: Sleuthing To Find the Right Airplane

Jason McDowell outlines the arduous process he went through to find the aircraft that was right for him.
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The New Owner: Tricycle Gear or Taildragger?

Jason McDowell came to this common fork in the road when he was shopping for an airplane. He dealt with it the only ...
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Approachable Aircraft: Cessna 170

This tailwheel ticket to adventure offers the satisfaction and fun of a taildragger with flexibility and utility.
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Try it Before You Buy it? It’s Not Always That Easy.

In this edition of “The New Owner,” Jason McDowell shares how to get the information you need before you buy your aircraft.
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The New Owner: Passport, Please

Wisconsin’s airport rewards program gives opportunity to pilots looking for reasons to take to the sky.
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The New Owner: Stranded in Chicago?

A memorable trip highlights the headaches of renting, and the potential joys of ownership.
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The New Owner: Jason McDowell Shares Special Moment in Column Debut

The best part of this writer’s purchase? We get to enjoy the journey with him.
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Approachable Aircraft: Ercoupe

The easy-to-fly Ercoupe makes for a little dream to own.
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Approachable Aircraft: Beech Sundowner and Musketeer

Cruising along in this solid single-engine piston classic.
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Approachable Aircraft: Stinson 108

The flying station wagon carries on a classic theme.
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Approachable Aircraft: Grumman AA-5 Series

Enough Speed, with Little to Compromise
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