The ding of the email hitting my inbox brought with it an exciting headline. "Hey, you wanna buy a plane?" It was from a friend of mine who is looking to become a Private Pilot. He heard about a couple of people in the area looking to buy an airplane together.
I explored aircraft ownership a few years ago, but decided the time wasn't right. But maybe this was my chance. I set out to do my homework and figure out if it was feasible. It's certainly not for everyone, although I was pleasantly surprised to learn that you don't have to be rich and famous to own an airplane. So is it better to rent or is owning realistic? Let's dig in and find out.