FLYING BC - March 2002
FLYING BC - February 2003
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MARKET TRENDS: Sepember 2002 - December 2002
CESSNA Single Engine
In spite of the dismal economy, virtually all FG single engine Cessnas appreciated for the second quarter in a row, The lowest increase was for early 182's (up only 2%), while the high flyer award went to 150's, 152's and Cardinal RG's (up 6%). Other models averaged 3-5%. Even the P-210, which is always somewhat unpredictable, managed a 4% gain.
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The 4 place Grumman market has been either flat or declining for some time now, so it was good to see some appreciation. Travelers and Tigers (even the '90's models) managed a 5% increase in value, while Cheetahs did slightly better with 6%.
PIPER Single Engine
Pipers did not fare as well as other models, but most did manage a minor increase in value for the quarter. Cherokee 140's, 235's and Cherokee Sixes remained basically unchanged, while most other models gained a modest 2%. Exceptions to the trend were Comanches (down 2%), T-Tail Lances (also down 2%), and late model Saratoga SP's (-2%). We anticipate that single engine Piper values are probably increasing at the moment, and would not be surprised to find appreciation factors similar to the Cessna singles at our next review in March.
Ralph Charles, a 103-year-old pilot from Somerset, Ohio, who in the 1920s built airplanes for the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, died on February 2. Born on November 6, 1899, he started flying in the 1920s but took a 50-year hiatus after working as a test pilot during World War II. In the late 1990s Charles bought a 1942 Aeronca Defender and was actively flying on his 100th birthday; he was considered the oldest active pilot in the United States at the time.
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