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Plane Records in an Abstract: Know Before You Buy

Before you buy something, you research it. That’s true when you’re looking at something relatively small, like a desk or lamp, and certainly with a larger purchase, say a car or boat. However, when it comes to an enormous purchase, such as an airplane, having all of the information in front of you is paramount. That’s why many people get an abstract from us. That way, you have definitive plane records that tell you the real, whole truth. 

What Plane Records are Included in an Abstract? 

In an abstract, you’ll get all kinds of records. For starters, you’ll be able to find out if the plane has any liens against it. Those are the kinds of nasty surprises that can cause many new plane owners to be filled with regret. See, if a mechanic or some other kind of vendor has a claim on the vessel, and you buy the vessel from someone else, then that claim is on you. That may be acceptable to you in the long run, but it shouldn’t be acceptable for that to happen without you knowing until you buy the plane. That’s just one of the records that you should be aware of. 

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What Do I Have to Know to Get an Abstract?

Typically, you just need to have the registration number. That can get you all of the other information that you’ll need. Owner, make, model of the aircraft and more – those all come from the abstract itself. If you go to our site and click on “Abstract,” you’ll see that “N Number” is the one piece of information that you need to get the rest. If you think about it, it makes sense that the system is set up that way as the N Number is something that even the most unscrupulous aircraft owner would have real difficulty hiding. 

How Can I Trust the Abstract? 

It’s backed by the FAA. This is the real, honest truth about the history of the aircraft. When you have an abstract, you don’t have to take anyone’s word for anything. You can just see it all in front of you. So, if you’re talking to someone about buying their aircraft and they tell you that you can buy the aircraft from them free and clear, it’s still fairly new, they’ve only had it for a few years, etc., you can find out whether that’s true or not. Without an abstract, you have to take their word for it and hope they’re true. With an abstract, you can find out what’s real and what isn’t. 

More Forms than Just the Abstract 

Yes, the abstract is very popular, but it’s just one of the forms that we offer at our site. You can find plenty of other forms as well. We have forms for essentially every step of aircraft ownership. From the initial documentation through the time that you sell it to someone else, we can support you. For more information, call us at (800) 357-0893.