Lots of Aircraft for Sale N-numbers in the Sky


#1

I’ve been surprised by the number of “Aircraft for Sale” that are in the Air. The Aviongoo website has a link to FlightAware whenever there exists a recorded registration number. For example,

aviongoo.com/aviongoo/faa_in … num=N515GM

At 3:20 EST N515GM appeared to be getting close to the Maine coast. I thought most of the aircraft for sale would be grounded - silly me.

Is that “in the air” knowledge an advantage, disadvantage or doesn’t it matter when you know the plane is for sale?


#2

No different than living in your house when it is put up for sale or driving your car while waiting to sell it.


#3

If it’s in the air, you know the engine works. :slight_smile:


#4

Great point!


#5

I made an agreement (and deposit) to trade my pristine Cardinal on a Saratoga several states away. It had no record on flight aware. When I flew to see and inspect it, I decided to bring my cardinal home instead. I am looking at a Lance the same distance away - have decided if I am to make a move I will have to buy the new bird and then sell my cardinal - and it encourages me that it is now flying IFR regularly. I can also compare airspeed and climb with the present owner’s claims. :slight_smile: