Cessna 152 - Is This Classic Still Worth Buying?
One of the best ways to figure out which is going to be the best airplane to own or to buy is to look at history. The bottom line is, you are not going to find very many aircrafts for sale that have stood the test of time like the Cessna 152.
They are about the closest thing to permanent fixtures at airports that you can get! Most people looking to buy a Cessna 152 that is for sale are usually the same people who took their training in one.
And because of that factor - a lot of people like to buy one. Not only that, people who DON'T have their private licence yet also look at buying 152's so they can train in their own airplane.... Which is a great strategy as you can save a bit of money and get trained in your own airplane. (Very cool!)
#1 - They Are Forgiving (This Is Important)
If you have ever flown one you know that they are super easy to fly and because of the fact that you are not doing 400 miles an hour in it, you can easily correct your mistakes before you land in a field somewhere.
And if your flying something that is easy to fly - it tends to make you look good! You should be able to easily put your passengers at ease. Not only that, these airplanes are really forgiving when you do something like have a hard landing.
And because your not going 200 knots, things happen a lot slower and you have more time to react. It's a nice airplane to learn on because of this factor.
#2 - They Are Cheap To Insure (Here's Why)
If you are just starting out and thinking about getting your own airplane, you might want to think about starting with a Cessna 152 for the simple reason that you can easily build up hours in it before you buy a bigger airplane like the 182 or Cessna 210. Insurance is going to be cheaper on the 152 in most cases, so take advantage of this factor.
Not only that, but the chances are pretty good that you have trained or will be trained on a 152 or 150. And if you do get your licence on a 152 or 150 that means your going to have dozens of hours in this airplane already.
And that is what the insurance companies like to see. If your a low time pilot but have most of your time on the type of aircraft your looking to buy - it should help you to get a better rate from the insurance company as your going to be less of a risk.
#3 - You Don't Have To Deal With These "Extra" Issues
The Cessna 152 is a pretty simple airplane. You are not going to have to deal with variable pitch props, retractable landing gear & 3 axis autopilot systems that can cost you a fortune to fix. These airplanes are nice and simple compared to the other bigger models you can buy.
A lot of pilots don't realize how expensive it is to do the upkeep on a high performance single engine airplane. You really never know until you own one. That's the great thing about the 152 - you don't have to deal with all the "extra" issues you that have to deal with when you buy a bigger airplane.
#4 - They Make Sense For This ONE Important Reason
These airplanes are cheap to buy! The bottom line is that you can get one for less then you would be paying for a used car. Everyone is going crazy about the light sport aircrafts that you can buy. But your still going to have to pay over $100k for a new one of those.
But you can find a good used Cessna 152 that is for sale for cheap... A lot of people spend more money on vacations or a travel trailer then you would have to spend to get your own 152.
So when you compare it to a new LSA & to buying other recreational toys, it makes you realize that the 152 is still a great bargain to buy and potentially own. And don't think that just because you buy a 152 that you are going to have to have it forever. It's a great used 4 seater - but you can always upgrade down the road.
And if you buy the right used one, you should be able to get a really good price for it when you resell it and upsize!
The bottom line is that if you buy the right one, you are probably going to be very happy. There is a reason 152's are still selling like crazy - people love them!
Lastly- make sure you "Click Here Now" and signup on the next page so I can send you a video that is instantly accessible that will show you the insider secrets to buying an aircraft that is for sale!
P.S. Make sure you "click here now" and get access to the free video we have created for you that will show you how to save a ton of money on your next airplane purchase!
|P.P.S. Join over 50,000 airplane enthusiasts just like yourself who get our tips on buying the airplane of their dreams! "Click here now"
Cessna 210 Cessna 210 For Sale Cessna 206 Cessna 206 For Sale Cessna 172
Cessna 172 For Sale Cessna 182 Cessna 182 For Sale Cessna 150 Cessna 150 For Sale
Cessna 170 Cessna 170 For Sale Cessna 180 Cessna 180 For Sale Cessna Skyhawk Cessna Skyhawk For Sale
Cessna Skylane Cessna Skylane For Sale Cessna For Sale Cessna 140
Cessna 177 Cessna 185 Cessna 172 Performance Specifications
Cessna 182 Performance Specifications Cessna 195 For Sale Cessna 195 Cessna 190 Cessna 190 For Sale
Cessna Corvalis Cessna Corvalis TTX Cessna Corvalis For Sale Cessna 210 Performance Specifications Cessna 210 Specs
Cessna 210 Performance Cessna 210 Specifications Cessna 206 Performance Cessna 206 Specifications Cessna 206 Specs Cessna 206 Performance Specifications
Cessna 150 Performance Cessna 150 Performance Specifications Cessna 150 Specs Cessna 150 Performance Specs
(This site is not affiliated with any brand, logo or airplane corporation other than what is described in the TOS.)
We do not sell airplanes of any kind. This site is in no way affiliated with any airplane brand.(c) 2011 & beyond.
All Rights Reserved. By visiting this page, you agree to terms and conditions. You must be 18 Years or older to view this content.
"James David" is a pseudonym for the owner of this airplane site. You must be 18 Years or older to view this content.