Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
My 172 was less than $800 two years ago. I am 74 now so I don't think age was much of a factor. Flying 601 tail dragger now and it is about $1200. It does go down each year with more TD time. At least so far it has.
I had been getting a 3rd class SI for the last 8 years. Did many first class years ago in a previous life. My cardiologist (had been doing SI for me previously) did my basic med. He is a pilot(every other person in Alaska is!) and it was his first. The impetus for my basic med was that I wanted to register my recently completed STOL 750 as EAB. For those of us that have taken the online quiz, most of the questions are common sense but some are a little head scratching. My advice for those doing it the first time is view every one of the short videos prior for I found that the answers to some of the questions are included in the videos.
I went with 1440 lb. weight limit because of this. Plus a few other benefits.
Let's just say N167EZ got some new strobe, landing and taxi lights.