Buying a 210...advice needed
Greetings all, I am looking at purchasing my first airplane and most likely will be a T210. I would like opinions and advice on the following:
1. What's a good way to accomplish a pre-buy that is out-of-state? How do I find a good A/P or IA to conduct it? Should I use a broker or escrow company for this step?
2. I am using AOPA VRef to check prices and my research shows that many airplanes are priced at about a 20% premium over a VRef estimate. Does this sound right in the current market? I plan to make an honest offer based on the available data, but also want to make sure I am meeting current market expectations.
3. I am located in Central Texas (Temple-Draughon Miller Apt), and insurance wants me to do some training with a CFI who has some T210 time...looking for CFI recommendations or contacts for this training.
Thank you, I have already learned a tremendous amount on these Forums.
Thomas Lewis (COM INST RTR SEL, 2000+ hrs, Retired UH60 pilot)