BCP aircraft owners: It's none of my business what your financial situation is, or how much money you make, or how you choose to leverage credit, but I don't think I'm alone in wondering how people of seemingly modest means afford the aircraft we fly. I'm doing better than ever in my career and owning again feels a long ways off. I'm resolute about not financing again.
You're either rich and you pay cash, or you're not rich and you save for a long, long time to pay cash, or you finance. I see a lot of aircraft around here that I know are $100K+ birds. To pay cash on a those with a middle class income takes some discipline and years.
I'm just curious about the number of owners who finance, please don't respond with your financials. The poll can be answered anonymously.
Edit: I'm not complaining, just curious having observed some of the metal around here.