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Next, Smith presents 49 single-engine aircraft available on both the new and used markets, ranging from the 1939 fabric-covered Piper Cub to the current Socata TB20 with its stylish curves and retractable landing gear. Whether it's a high-wing, low-wing, taildragger, tricycle-gear, or retractable gear, each aircraft is accompanied by photos and a table featuring performance and design specifications, as well as five-star ratings for cost of operation, comfort, cruise speed, useful load, and parts availability. Beechcraft, Cessna, Grumman, Commander, Aeronca, American Champion, Diamond, Piper, and more -- they're all here. And the wealth of information featured will prove invaluable not only to the first-time buyer, but also to the veteran pilot aquiring his or her second, third, or fourth aircraft.
|Chapter 1||Selecting the Aircraft That's Right for You||6|
|Chapter 2||Before You Buy||22|
|Chapter 3||What to Ask||27|
|Chapter 4||Two-Seat Simple Fixed-Gear Aircraft||44|
|Chapter 5||Four-Seat Simple Fixed-Gear Aircraft||75|
|Chapter 6||Four- and Six-Seat High-Performance Complex Aircraft||98|