Q: I am considering buying a plane in order to finish up my Instrument Rating training. For an approximately $80,000 Cessna 172, I thinking of putting down $25,000 as down payment. What is a typical interest rate for the balance $55,000 for a 15 year period?
A: Hello Mr. Kumar and thank you for reaching out. Based on a $55,000 loan amount, you could expect rates between 5.24% and 6%. Over a 15 year term this equates to a monthly payment of roughly $442. This payment assumes 740+ credit score and personal usage.
If this is your first time financing an aircraft, I would recommend that you check our resource page for First Time Buyers. Here you will find information about preparing your financials, applying for the approval, negotiating the sale and closing on the loan.
Good luck with your instrument training and give us call so we can help you get pre-approved.
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