Buying A Kit Airplane
There are are two main industries for airplane buyers. They are vastly different in both experience and costs.
A certifed airplane is one in which an aircraft goes through different phases, testing and certification process.
An experimental airplane is one in which you buy a kit and build the airplane yourself. On an experimental airplane, you have full control of everything that goes into the airplane. You get to pick your own engine, avionics and interior design. You can design your aircraft around your mission. But of course with any aircraft – safety should be your first concern.
This video compares some kit airplanes and their features.