Fly Your Own Airplane

If your dream is to fly your own airplane someday, you have a lot to learn! You have to discover how planes fly, how to get a private pilot license, how much it costs to buy or rent an airplane, which aircraft is best for your needs and budget, how to enjoy flying on limited funds, how to fly safely, where to fly, and much more. can help you discover how to save money on personal flying. I am a frugal pilot who has written three popular books and many articles on low-cost flying and instruction. I’m certainly not rich, but I have discovered hundreds of practical ways to increase the fun and reduce the costs of instruction, owning and flying small aircraft. Cessnas, Pipers, classic airplanes, ultralights, experimental aircraft and much more. And I share this site free of charge! There are no dues or monthly meetings to attend. In addition, each page of this website includes practical resources for the pilot on a budget. Just click on any of the topics in the menu above:

  • Get a License outlines the rules of the air.
  • Get an Airplane offers many ways you can find your aircraft.
  • Go Flying includes flying excuses, er, opportunities.
  • Read More About Flying offers dozens of books and other resources for spreading your wings.
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See you in the sky!

Fly Your Own Airplane
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
-- Andre Gide

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