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donv

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Tight Commander Market
« on: December 21, 2021, 12:20:40 pm »

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2022, 01:12:31 pm »
Only 3 Turbo Commanders on Controller! That has to be a record low. And one of them is the 900 that Eagle Creek got out of Venezuela and have been advertising for years.

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2022, 09:43:29 pm »
It could be a lack of inventory to trade up—assuming that is what most sellers would do.
A decent dash 10 690B with good times will trade in the high 9’s or higher, but an equivalent airframe with better range and speed will likely mean turbofan territory at obscene prices. Plus insurance is hard on transition pilots.

Looking back to 2019 at Eagle Creeks price list shows some interesting pricing.
The 1000’s were high even back then.
N730MV listed at $1,595,000
N695AB 1,395,000
N695HT, 1,350,000
All the dash 10 690A/Bs were asking 700,00 and up.
N690PT was the lowest, N690HF was the highest.
YV1173, A Venezuelan 900–was asking 895,000 back then.

Scott at Byerly mentioned a really nice 690-10-stec3100 bird sold above 1.2.
Wonder if the market is getting softer now.

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2022, 01:00:18 am »
674NM is a 690A back on the market, showing up on controller.
Back in 2020 they wanted $795 for it.
It’s one of the Chelton flight logic planes. I read a long review of that system. Supposed to be a pretty good system once you learned how it worked, but it’s an odd-ball system now.
Low time on the dash 10T.
Given the shortage of inventory, it will be interesting to see if this one moves quickly.

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2022, 01:27:35 pm »
Seems like quite a few Commanders on the market now, at least as compared to the last few years!

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2022, 11:52:52 am »
Show x7, still seems pretty low.
Gotta wonder Don- I think of that indonesian 980.  Why ferry it all the way back and let it sit?  They do refurbs down there in AZ?  Perhaps getting it to 100% to sell?

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 11:41:24 am »
Looks like 45RF (NOAA), is now N695z to sandborn mapping.  Wondering why a fully loaded 695 becomes a survey aircraft, when you could find a much cheaper -5 690?   I would think there would be a market for a corporate 695?  Any thoughts? 

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2022, 11:52:38 am »
N45RF had a lot of specialized equipment, and I would guess that Sunburn isn't using her as a run of the mill mapping aircraft, but rather for some other specialized purpose that makes use of the provisions NOAA installed, if not some of the equipment.

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Re: Tight Commander Market
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2022, 02:21:59 pm »
Thanks as always Don, just hate to see them not flying passengers...

Interesting read from 2016, but remember seeing this bird

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2016/09/so-just-where-does-that-sheriffs-plane.html