Scott F. Smith


Buying a Used Single Engine Aircraft
Engine Research & Installation
Avionics Research & Installation
Air Frame Repair
Finding a Flight School
Negotiating a Lease Back Agreement
Commercial Operations
Cash Flow Analysis

Leasing back an aircraft to an FBO is a tough business to be in. If you lease back a historic aircraft to a flight school, be prepared to cover high costs up front, and then paying for an annual every 100 hours which can run as high as a $1000, but can be reduced to around $500 if the owner assists.

My conclusion is that leasing an aircraft back to a commercial flight school/operation is the way to go if you want to try and break even. Profit? Well.....

After adding the IFR Certified GPS the price is now $65 net to owner, but it really needs be at $72. Stay tuned.....


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