May 1, 2021
They say the best two days of your life are the day you buy an airplane, and the day you sell an airplane. I had two good days in about a week’s time. The market for airplane sales is comparable to the housing market—it’s hot. So hot that aircraft are selling within a day. I put my 1961 Cessna 172 on the market and within a few hours I had a couple of interested buyers. Within four days of listing I had approximately 40 phone calls or emails of interest. I sold the airplane to the first guy who called me, on a Wednesday evening, and N7599X left my hangar for Florida the following Sunday morning. I was extremely lucky that I didn’t have to mess around with several different inquires.