First Time Buyer - Due Diligence

by Matt
(Columbus OH, US)

I am working with a first time buyer and I myself know just enough to be dangerous. What steps do you recommend to become better informed about previous damage to aircraft?

ANSWER: If the aircraft spent it’s life in the United States, then all major repairs should have been documented on an FAA Form 337, and that form should have been filed with the FAA in Oklahoma City. You can request copies of those documents by mail, fax or online.

To find more information about this service click here.

Another good source of information on what you should know before buying an aircraft is a document published by the FAA titled “Plane Sense.” Click here to download a copy.

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