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How My Plane Buying Experience Went

Sat Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Most pilots have considered the possibility of someday owning an airplane, even if most end up only renting.  Those that have bought an airplane know that it can be just as involved as buying a home or business, and takes a lot of careful consideration.  What plane to buy?  How should I structure ownership?  So many questions for a new purchasing owner to find answers to.

San Carlos Flight Center invites in new owner Greg Pinetti to review the process he went through in locating and buying his first airplane, a Piper Dakota that recently joined SCFC’s flight line.  SCFC Owner Alessandro Franco will ask Greg about the research and preparation he went through before starting the buying process, and what his experience was like once the offer was made.  What things was he prepared for?  What key lessons did he learn along the way?  What advice would he have for others about to buy their own first aircraft.

Join us for one pilot’s fascinating journey into airplane ownership. If you’re thinking about buying a plane, this will be invaluable context for you as you do your own research.

About San Carlos Flight Center:

San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation through safety, community, and adventure. AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2023 as a Distinguished Flight School for the third year in a row.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Our seminars are free to watch when attended in person at our facility in San Carlos but live streaming and viewing recorded seminars are exclusively available to members. Click here or contact an SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access to our web library of over 500 recorded safety seminars and live-streamed content.

This seminar will be held in person at SCFC, attendance is free and open to all. Web Members will still be able to access our seminars online, both live and recorded. Click here to learn more about the transition.

Interested in watching more of our presentations? View our growing library of over 500 recorded safety seminars available to view in our Members Only Seminar Library, available by clicking here.


Sat Apr 13
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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