Researching an aircraft you want to buy...or sell, new or used?
In this section you will find tools that are valuable to make an informed decision -- such as SpecCheck, Pros & Cons, and PlaneView...and more to come. Please keep checking back here.
Our latest and greatest feature is PlaneFinder 2.0. This automated, interactive system asks your preference to 24 very simple (this-or-that type) categories, for example, "High wing or low wing?" As you answer, the Matching SLSA list will quickly narrow your search to those with your preferred qualities. Then you can click links to read pilot reports as you finalize your search.
Pilot Reports offer a large amount of information to help you choose the right airplane for you. But sometimes you want to compare features. This page offers solutions not available in printed magazines or directories: on-demand comparison of three, four, or more airplanes that you choose...on a single screen.
THE FOLLOWING FEATURES ARE UNIQUE TO BYDANJOHNSON.COM...
SpecCheck allows members to compare the specifications of any two aircraft side-by-side. This feature makes it easy to see the slight differences in each aircraft's performance and specifications.
Spec Check is a feature that cannot be duplicated by print-based aircraft directories. Forget paging back and forth. Just select your "favorites" from the long list of available aircraft (it's smart to limit yourself to just a few to avoid lateral scrolling...but the choice is yours). -- SpecCheck will line up the figures for you in easily-read fashion.
Pros & Cons
Pros & Cons is a very special feature of ByDanJohnson.com that allows Members to do side-by-side comparisons of the advantages and disadvantages for many aircraft. These short, quickly-read positive and negative evaluations of aircraft may be invaluable in choosing the right aircraft for you.
All of the aircraft offering the Pros & Cons feature have detailed Pilot Reports published in Light Sport and Ultralight Flying! available on this website.
PlaneView is a very handy feature of ByDanJohnson.com that allows Members to search many thousands of photos to find all images related to a certain aircraft. With a simple search method (you pick your "favorite" aircraft), you can browse photos of the aircraft you want to buy or already own. Choosing your "favorite" is explained when you click PlaneView, Pros & Cons, or SpecCheck.
Many photos on ByDanJohnson.com are extremely rare and exclusive to this website. Here's another great benefit of becoming a full fledged member of ByDanJohnson.com