As of today, it is now a common thing for everybody to ride a plane as means of travel. Even though only a few people think of buying one for their personal use, some of us still wonder about an airplane’s real price.
If you’re one of those people, you might as well check out the airplanes and their prices below. However, be informed that other expenses such as aviation fuel, maintenance and taxes aren’t included.
- The Piper J-3 Cub – Started being built during 1930s and ‘40s, the Piper J-3 Cub is actually a timeless plane. Being designed as a monoplane with two seats, this is well-loved by flight enthusiasts and plane collectors alike. Nowadays, even post-World War Pilots still ride one for their personal use. If you’re planning to buy one for yourself, be informed that the Piper J-3 Cub costs around $20,000 – $60,000, depending on the manufacturer.
- Cessna 172 – Well-known as the most popular training aircraft in the whole world, the Cessna 172 is also a great option for those who want to buy a personal plane. It is a four-seater plane and flies at 120 knots maximum speed. As of this time, a 1962 Cessna 172 costs $33,000 while the brand-new 2014 Cessna 172 starts at $400,000 price tag.
- Beechcraft Baron – If you’re looking for a reliable twin-engine aircraft, the Beechcraft Baron 58 might be the one you’re looking for. Being a six-passenger aircraft, this airplane comes along with two 300-horsepower aircraft engines that can fly 200 knots at 1700 nautical mile range. An old Baron can cost you up to $200,000 while the latest version along with its set of gadgets can cost up to $1.4 million cash.
- Eclipse 550 – Widely claimed to be the most efficient twin-engine aircraft in its class, the Eclipse 550 has a maximum cruise speed of 375 knots and 1125 nautical mile range. This is a small aircraft especially designed for single operations, but contains the most advanced technologies available to aircraft. Be informed, though, that the Eclipse 550 has a $3 million starting price.
- Learjet 45 and 75 – Being eight-passenger, twin engine planes, these jets fly at Mach 75 speed and has a 2,000 nautical mile maximum range. The Lear 45 can be bought at $2-3 million while the more advanced Lear 75 costs up to $13 million price tag.