Finding the Best Airplane in Florida

Struggling to secure an airplane in the Florida area? You’re not alone.

So many are struggling to find the right airplane as quality inventory sometimes never even makes it to public listings. Off-market negotiations make it nearly impossible for consumers to enter the market and be able to find a great deal without being well connected. With the market moving metal rapidly one can be spending all their time and effort scouting out the perfect airplane only to find out that it is no longer available after making their offer.

The total number of aircraft registered in the state of Florida is 19694 and counting. The sunny state attracts aviators around the nation to soar over our clear beaches and visit the hundreds of airports located around the coast. Part of the increase in demand for aircraft in Florida is due to the incredible lifestyle and accessibility that comes with owning and flying through Florida.

Flying through Florida can bring pilots down to Key West where they can follow the chain of islands up the coast to Miami. Choosing to stop at either Tamiami-Executive airport or farther north at Opa-Locka Executive airport leaves you only driving distance from the famous Downtown Miami or South Beach.

After staying down south for a few days you can start to head up the coast passing by Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. Turning course more inland will bring you to the wonderful city of Orlando where you can enjoy cuisine and entertainment sourced from around the world. Flying around Florida has never been easier with over 130 public airports, not including the 7 large and medium hubs around the state.

Airpark Living

If you are looking to reside in Florida and adopt a new way of living, airparks provide a certain level of luxury that you just can’t find anywhere else. The first airpark was Sierra Sky Park in Fresno, California, established in 1946. The Living With Your Plane Association estimates that there are at least 426 residential airparks in the United States. Florida is estimated to have 52 airparks.

With a vibrant and active community of aviation enthusiasts, there are so many options to sort through when looking to purchase an aircraft. It’s important to not rush this decision and weigh out your options when determining which aircraft will best suit your needs. So often buyers only look at price when deciding on a new purchase, when it comes to aircraft there are a few more factors we like to consider.

Different types of aircraft to consider

When it comes down to deciding the type of aricraft and the appropriate budget for your specific mission it can help best determine first some factors that can help with the decision-making process. Some of the questions that you should begin to ask yourself would include but are not limited to:

  • How often are you flying on a yearly basis?
  • Are there certain months out of the year where you fly more than others?
  • How far do you normally fly when you go out on trips?
  • Is time a major factor in your travel or are you a bit more flexible in terms of duration to destination?
  • How many passengers will be flying? Will there be a need for additional cargo?
  • Are there certain ameneties such as pressurization, Air condition, Wi-Fi, Lavatory, or galley that would be desired?

We don’t just help you find the right airplane. We value your time, so we make sure we make it easy to get you in the plane of your dreams at a price you can afford. This is just the start of some of the questions that help us to determine what the perfect airplane is going to be for you.

Achieve your ultimate goals

It is important when determining a budget that finding an aircraft that meets all the desires we may have could potentially mean understanding the costs that come along with that. Often times owners find themselves making an offer on an aircraft that meets over 75% of their dream aircraft. Allowing them to save some initial costs upfront and then upgrade down the line.

This lack of aviation knowledge can cost you thousands! Buying more plane than you need can be a mistake that cost thousands for months to come. Although it may be nice to have all that extra space or horsepower, it is important to be practical with your usage and budget in terms of operating.

Take a realistic and reasonable approach to purchase an aircraft and be sure to only take on the amount of aircraft that you can handle. Large aircraft require greater insurance coverages as well as maintenance premiums. Small elements such as retractable gears may sound like a great feature to have in an aircraft as it increases speed by reducing drag in flight. Although for new aircraft owners the insurance costs can be exponentially greater than an aircraft with a fixed gear.

Previous ownership

Elements including how often the previous owner flew the aircraft and in what environments they flew the plane helps to understand if the aircraft was active. If the aircraft was stored in a hangar or outside on tie-downs is also a factor to keep in mind as being exposed to the elements over time can lead to damage in the paint, interior, or also potentially the metal structure if rust is present in the area.

There are various types of ownership for aircraft. Below is a breakdown of the aircraft registered in Florida:

Type of ownershipNumber of Aircraft
Individual7,830
Partnership 146
Corporation 9,520
Co-Owned 1,245
Government 494
Non-Citizen Corporation452

As seen above a significant amount of aircraft that are used in Florida are currently being used by corporations. This can be beneficial to the consumer as many corporations have high standards for safety and training. Many of these aircraft are flown often and handled by qualified service providers.

As well it’s important to understand that some of these corporations may be flight schools that have young inexperienced pilots operating the aircraft. These aircraft may have high flight hours as they are being used around the clock by various different students and instructors. many of these aircraft are subject to hard landings and dings and scratches as students are just learning how to maneuver the aircraft.

When purchasing an aircraft that has been previously owned it’s important to understand a bit more history on the aircraft. The best way to get an in-depth understanding of the history of the airplane would be through the logs and conducting a pre-buy inspection.

Air Market Group ensures that a pre-buy inspection is completed during every transaction to ensure that a full analysis and report is created on the aircraft. This shows us how often maintenance was completed on the aircraft. If there are any items that need to be complied with to maintain federal safety advisories.

Learning about the history of the aircraft is an important factor to consider when making a purchase. Doing the research can help save thousands of dollars in the future by preventing there from being any surprises arise downline that could have been anticipated by having a greater understanding of the history of the aircraft and the conditions under which it was operating under.

Contacting a reputable broker

Air Market Group has formed to provide aircraft buyers in the Southeast region with the opportunity to purchase the aircraft they have always wanted.  Our team is willing to help you find the best plane for your family to enjoy.  Our team is constantly scanning the market for new deals to provide our clients with the best aircraft on the market. We ensure to conduct our due diligence on aircraft that we acquire for our clients by completing a full history report on the aircraft in terms of ownership, usage, maintenance, and upgrades.

Negotiations can be nerve-wracking and paperwork can get overwhelming for those who are not experienced and customed to the process. Let us handle the administrative work so you can focus on picking out the right headset. Using a reputable broker during your next aircraft transactions provides you with peace of mind through the process from start to finish.

The aviation industry is growing at a fast pace with the advent of new technologies. This has led to the introduction of various new planes that provide efficient services for passengers. Our Florida-based aircraft sales firm specializes in providing the best service to clients by helping them buy or sell airplanes. We provide complete information about the available planes and helps customers buy a plane according to their needs.

Our team also helps sell aircraft rapidly leaving everyone content at the end of the deal. We do what it takes to get the job done right the first time. Our team consists of professional experts who have hands-on experience in this field.

If you’re interested in learning more about selling your aircraft, we’ll be happy to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and professional brokers. 

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