Top 5 cheap personal private airplanes you can buy

You don't have to be a millionaire to own and maintain a plane, here's our top list of cheap planes you could (eventually) buy (and fly).


1967 - 1977Cessna 150

The Cessna 150 is the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced. It is available in the 150 basic model, Commuter, Commuter II, Patroller and the aerobatic Aerobat models. It was replaced in 1977 by Cessna 152, and in 2007 by the Model 162 Skycatcher.

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High wing Range: 300 nmi Cruise Speed: 103 kn Seats: 2 Useful load: 303 lbs Fuel consumption: 5 G/h Starting 20000$

1955 - ...Cessna 172

Considered to be the most successful aircraft in history in terms of longevity and popularity, this model is still in production today. Cheap ones can still be found, look for the early models.

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High wing Range: 435 nmi Cruise Speed: 115 kn Seats: 4 Useful load: 930 lbs Fuel consumption: 8 G/h Starting 30000$

1966 - 1977Piper Cherokee PA-28-140

Bottom end of the Piper Cherokee PA-28 line, the aircraft is still widely used in flight schools around the world. In 1971 was released a variant called the Cherokee Cruiser 2+2, adding two seats and keeping the same 150-hp engine power.

Low wing One door only Range: 455 nmi Cruise Speed: 108 kn Seats: 2 Useful load: 900 lbs Fuel consumption: 8 G/h Starting 30000$

1971 - 1972Grumman American Aviation Trainer AA1A

Originally designed in 1962 with a folding wing and destined to be a kit-built aircraft, it was eventually certified in 1967 as a completed and fix-wing "Yankee Clipper" model and began selling at an competitive base price of US$ 6495.In 1971 the AA-1A version was designed, with a recontoured leading edge (softer stall characteristics) more suitable for training purposes in flight school.

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Range: 350 nmi Cruise Speed: 109 kn Seats: 2 Useful load: 1007 lbs Fuel consumption: 6 G/h Starting 18000$

1972 - 1983Beechcraft C23 Musketeer Sundowner

The first model of the Musketeer range was the Custom C23 (renamed "Sundowner in 1972). It is widely used as a trainer model.

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Range: 778 nmi Cruise Speed: 115 kn Seats: 4 Starting 50000$

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