These are super rough estimates however this equates to about $4,540 per year in just fixed costs, per month that’s $378 to own your own aircraft, and a $40,000 aircraft is generally around a decent spec’d aircraft. Even though these rough estimates don’t include the variable costs of gas, oil, and engine/prop repairs it still bests to be a cost-effective option.
So what’s the comparison between renting an aircraft?
An average 172 Rental costs $140, with a baseline of 100 hours that would cost someone $14,000
Owning your own aircraft that same 100 hours in a month time frame would break down as:
- $378 monthly cost
- $3.50 / Hour Average Gas cost x 100 = $350
- $2.50 / Hour Average Oil Cost x 100 = $250
In total that’s $978 for 100 hours in one month of flying. That’s a whopping $13,022 dollar difference.
Keep in mind these are super rough estimates but even with room for variability, this can prove to be an amazing option.