TimTaylor wrote:Howard, we're talking about the price of new airplanes, not used airplanes. Not many middle class people I know could afford your RV-12 when new.
Agreed. But....many in the middle class CAN afford to own and operate an RV-12 and even a Cub Crafters...even if they're used and in these cases..almost new. Just as the same folks pay the same or more for new or nearly new motor homes.
Some people don't buy brand new on principle because cars, planes and RVs have high initial depreciation. So they buy nearly new or maybe lightly used. The Sports Cubs I cited earlier are bargains at half the price of new in good shape with low hours.
This forum promotes and encourages sport flying so I think we can go the extra step and show how folks can becomes owners or renters for less than they think.
Eddie's Sky Arrow in the original post is pretty much the same as the one he owns except for maybe more sophisticted avionics which he may not even opt for.
RV-12 SLSA exactly like mine except one year older with only 65 hours on it for sale at $92k. Class C motor homes for sale 2017 models $96k to $70k
Which part of the middle class are we talking about? Low, middle or upper?