Howdy--I got a few writing gigs that I can do from anywhere, and now I can't wait to leave my job and travel the world.
One thing I would love to do is fly a Cub / Champ / Avid Flyer / Kitfox type plane around the United States for a few months. That'd be a long time to rent a plane for, and a short time to buy one for (with taxes, unexpected maintenance I can't amortize over a few years, etc.)
I'm a new pilot, having just about completed my license. It should be finished in the next month, and I'd like to leave around July on my trip, with maybe 40 hours total.
I'd be looking to spend on the lower side of $700 - $1400 a month for the plane, and then just pay gas costs. Is there any hope for this idea, and is there anyone who does long-term rentals / leases like this?
Any advice much appreciated!