3 IMPORTANT Things Every Pilot Needs To Know
About Buying A Cessna 172
It seems that one of the most popular airplanes that most people want to buy once they get their pilots license is the Cessna 172! It has had a long history of providing happy times in the air for a lot of pilots.
There is good reason for the popularity of this aircraft and some very good reasons for you to consider buying one if you are in the market for a nice entry level (and cheap) 4 seater. That said, you need to know some important things about this aircraft before you buy it so you don't mess up and get the wrong airplane.
IMPORTANT: The reason that it is so popular is in part because of the fact that it is one step up from the Cessna 150 & Cessna 152 that most pilots trained on & it has the extra row of seats so you can take more people. What you have to realize is that the 172 literally has a built in feeder system. People train on the 150/152 and then want to buy a 172.
#1 - They Have A Built In Market (This is VERY Important - Here's Why)
As long as flight schools keep using the 150/152's as trainers - chances are pretty good there will always be a market for the 172. That is important for you because when you want to go and sell your 172, it should make it easier assuming you bought the right one in the first place.
And this is VERY IMPORTANT... You have to realize that the 172 literally has a built in market of pilots who will likely always want to buy this airplane. The natural progression of a lot of pilots is to train on the Cessna 152 and then buy a Cessna 172.
This is very common as it only makes sense! If your experienced and confident on the Cessna 152 your likely going to want to move up and buy something a bit bigger which is the 172. And as long as the 150/152 is the primary trainer used by flight schools, then there is likely going to be a market for the 172 for a really long time.
#2 - Be VERY Careful About This ONE Purchasing Issue (Could cost you a FORTUNE)
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they buy a Cessna 172 is they buy the cheapest one they can find. Look - if your on a tight budget and can only afford the cheapest possible 172 on the market, then maybe you should think about getting a good 152 for the same price.
Also, you have to realize that there are A LOT of 172's for sale at any given time. And this is a problem, because eventually your going to want to sell the one you buy so you can upsize it into a bigger airplane or simply just get out of flying.
When that time comes, your going to want to make sure you have the best 172 on the market so you can move it FAST. That way you can get your next airplane and move on with your flying passion.
But if you buy the cheapest one on the market that has a very high total time on the airframe, it could sit for YEARS without selling. And while it is sitting, your paying for it and covering expenses related to it. Not only that, if it sits - you don't get your other airplane.
So make sure you find one that has a low total time on the airframe so you can somewhat set yourself apart.
#3 - The One 172 Has Some Great Features That Most Pilots Don't Even Think About (Here's 2 of them)
The other thing that is so amazing about the Cessna 172 is the fact that the dash is nice and big so you can load with all kinds of avionics and toys that will give you even more pleasure while you are flying!
If you don't think the dash is big on the 172, you need to sit in the cockpit of a comparable airplane and see what the dash is like. In some of the comparable airplanes, your going to have trouble seeing over your knee's!
The other great thing about the dash is the fact that there is a lot of room to put more avionics, navigation equipment and toys. So, if that is important to you, then you should have lots of room in the dash to put in whatever you need.
The other reason that you are going to want to buy one over a competing airplane or something similar is because it is way easier to get in and out of!
The low wing airplanes that compete with the Cessna 172 are a pain in the butt to get in and out of unless your 100 pounds. Not only that, once you get in - your going to be cramped compared to the 172. I've sat in some other airplanes that you literally have to fold yourself in half to get in and out of if you are tall.
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