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Old September 16th 03, 03:52 AM
Charles Talleyrand
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Default Cessna 150 Price Outlook

Anyone want to guess the medium term price trends for a C-150?
By medium term I mean the next five-ish years.

My guess would be "more of the same" meaning increases of a few
percent a year with mild year-to-year variations.

The only effects I can see are whatever's left of the upward bounce-back
from the 9-11 price drops, any price drops that might occur becuase of
the current political trends against general aviation, and the possible
coming influx of "Sport Light Airplanes".


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Old September 16th 03, 06:09 AM
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if you are looking for opinions then I have to say I think if Sport Pilot
ever becomes a reality then a Cessna 150 or 152 will get very cheap. The
new SLSA and ELSA will change a lot of things if and when it becomes a
reality.
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Old September 16th 03, 03:05 PM
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Gilan wrote:

if you are looking for opinions then I have to say I think if Sport Pilot
ever becomes a reality then a Cessna 150 or 152 will get very cheap.


Why?

George Patterson
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Old September 17th 03, 03:04 AM
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I still pine for a well-maintained 152 Aerobat. Happy to have an off-line
discussion with anyone who has owned one. Maybe I'll saunter over to their club
website. New planes may displace them, but I put a lot of safety confidence in
an airframe proven over many, many years of use.

New designs may bring lots of improvements, but you just can't be sure what
kind of unseen booby trap is waiting for you.

David Sproul - Staunton, VA and Washington, DC
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Old September 17th 03, 05:00 AM
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DaveSproul wrote:

I still pine for a well-maintained 152 Aerobat. Happy to have an off-line
discussion with anyone who has owned one. Maybe I'll saunter over to their club
website. New planes may displace them, but I put a lot of safety confidence in
an airframe proven over many, many years of use.


You'll find plenty of happy 150 and 152 owners he

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cessna_150_152_group/

New designs may bring lots of improvements, but you just can't be sure what
kind of unseen booby trap is waiting for you.


I'm sure that the light sport airplanes will have their advantages (if they ever
approve it, and if the planes ever appear) but it's pretty tough to beat the
humble old 150 or 152 for all-around, basic, cheap flying.

David H
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Old September 17th 03, 05:03 AM
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"David H" wrote in message ...
You'll find plenty of happy 150 and 152 owners he

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cessna_150_152_group/

New designs may bring lots of improvements, but you just can't be sure what
kind of unseen booby trap is waiting for you.


I'm sure that the light sport airplanes will have their advantages (if they ever
approve it, and if the planes ever appear) but it's pretty tough to beat the
humble old 150 or 152 for all-around, basic, cheap flying.

David H
1965 Cessna 150E
Boeing Field (BFI), Seattle, WA


I like my plane ('66 C-150) but paying for the eventual engine overhaul
will be no fun. The way a SLA can be cheaper is in the engine. The price
of an engine overhaul plus the price of my eventually runout plane might
approach the cost of a nice SLA plane, and some of them even cruise faster
than my C-150. Of course, so do some seagulls.

Seriously, cheaper engine overhauls plus bigger side windows would make
me awfully tempted. Any my plane is pretty nice for a C-150.


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Old September 19th 03, 04:50 AM
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If you have to ask why you must not have any knowledge of the light sport
aircraft developments.
I fly a C150 now but have flown ultralights and experimentals for 18 years
now. The new SLSA and ELSA are going to make the 30 something year old 150s
and 152s drop in price as well as several other GA aircraft that won't fit
into the requirements for LSA category. There will be so many new 2 place
aircraft come on the market when SP starts the hardest thing will be
deciding which one to buy. Time will tell all.

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Old September 19th 03, 05:47 AM
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"Gilan" wrote in message
hlink.net...
If you have to ask why you must not have any knowledge of the light sport
aircraft developments.
I fly a C150 now but have flown ultralights and experimentals for 18 years
now. The new SLSA and ELSA are going to make the 30 something year old

150s
and 152s drop in price as well as several other GA aircraft that won't fit
into the requirements for LSA category. There will be so many new 2 place
aircraft come on the market when SP starts the hardest thing will be
deciding which one to buy. Time will tell all.


Just like the Recreational Pilots Certificate eh. I doubt the SP will have
much effect on anything.



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Join "The Ultralight & Experimental Aircraft SiteRing"
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Have a good day and stay out of the trees!
See ya on Sport Aircraft group
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Old September 19th 03, 02:22 PM
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Dave Stadt wrote:
: Just like the Recreational Pilots Certificate eh. I doubt the SP will have
: much effect on anything.

... except training for people who have too much money to begin
with. $15-$25k will get a perfectly useable C-15[02] for primary
training. It isn't sexy, but it gets the job done. After that, unless
all you do it bop in the pattern, sunday fliers or light cross-countries,
a SP probably doesn't quite measure up.

FWIW
-Cory


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Old September 19th 03, 03:24 PM
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Dave Stadt wrote:

Just like the Recreational Pilots Certificate eh. I doubt the SP will have
much effect on anything.


If the DOT puts the medical certificate requirement back in (like they did
with the Recreational Pilots Certificate), then you're correct.

George Patterson
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be learned any other way. Samuel Clemens
 




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