In January 2021, the available supply of preowned airplanes listed for sale reached significant lows. For example, among high-performance airplanes, there were a total of 96 Cirrus SR22’s listed for sale which included 15 planes located outside the United States. And, only 85 Bonanzas were listed for sale which included 8 planes located outside the United States. Similar supply lows to total aircraft manufactured were reached in preowned sales listings for Cessnas and Pipers.
A supply to demand balanced ratio of preowned listings is said to be 3% of the manufactured models that were shipped. The preowned listings for some Cirrus and Bonanza models are below 1%.
Table 1: Preowned Cirrus Aircraft Listed for Sale
Table 2: Preowned Bonanza Airplanes Listed for Sale
As we enter the new year, we’re focusing on new beginnings. There’s no forgetting the vicious global pandemic, yet there’s help arriving with the scheduling of vaccines. We hope you and your family are able to stay healthy and safe.
Our Connecting Aviators® Interactive Aviator Software which helps pilots find, connect and share their passion for flying with fellow aviators is a new beginning. Stay tuned for dev updates. We’ll also report on GA market trends and the value of shared aircraft ownerships during 2021.
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, – And done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — Wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hovering there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, And flung my eager craft through footless halls of air . . .
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and [sought the shekinah glory] of God.”
In memory of the author: John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (b. June 9, 1922 – d. December 11, 1941); an American aviator with RCAF and son of Christian Missionaries. References: Isa 58:14; PS 19:1; Ex 33:18-23; 2 Chr 7:14
We trust your flying this year was remarkable and wish your best dreams of flight become a reality in the New Year.
The high-fidelity UI/UX prototype of the Connecting Aviators® app is complete. It’s what developers call the front end user interface and we’ll reveal more screens in the near future. Many thanks to the pilots that have provided feedback on the design.
The Dev Phase for backend buildout has now started. And, we’re still on schedule for release of the app in early 2021.
It’s Thanksgiving week. A time to stop and be still. A time to reflect.
With gladness, our founding fathers acknowledged the benefits and mercies which God bestowed upon them. Let us not neglect praise to Him for our many good provisions. The ordinary and extraordinary – such as, General Aviation. Our opportunity to ride modern chariots in God’s magnificent heavens! And, to share that experience with family, friends and the next generation.
Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends (Ps 100:1-5; Ro 6:23).
June – August 2020, allowed us time to meet with more than a dozen pilots to conduct validation testing on a black & white lo-fi prototype of the Connecting Aviators® app. Participants provided more than 15 hours of feedback on our various design iterations and features. Many thanks to all who help us.
We’re on schedule to introduce the new Connecting Aviators® app in 2021.