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Mortgage operating cost calculation
Using a 1975 Cessna 172M Skyhawk, we have created a mesothetical operational cost estimation. The pilot Frank Lee Hooked just purchased the Skyhawk for $39,000. Cessna IFR electronics include twin Nav/Coms, transponders, auto locator and audiopanel; as well as genuine paintwork and interiors.
What can Frank pay for every lesson he spends flying his newly found friends? In the next 12 month, Frank expects the log to take 300hrs. But since he has calculated only 100 average clock times over the last three years, he decided to make two estimations - one for 300 clock times and another for 100 clock times.
It is easy for Frank to find and enumerate his overheads first. Keeping this estimation in the back of his head, Frank begins to calculate his immediate cost for the plane. He calculates the immediate cost at 40 dollars per hours for petrol, 2 dollars per hours for petrol and 50 dollars per year for landings. Estimated fuelling is 8 gals per h at $5.00 per gallon.
Four grams per second at 5,000 ft and 2,500 revs per minute (68 percent power), but Frank takes into account rock-climbing and less than the optimal height achievement. According to the N7575H's former owners, the plane consumes one, six quarters of fuel every three flight hour. Following discussions with his own locally based technician and with the Cessna Pilots Association (type club is useful for certain models ), Frank estimated annual service at $2500 if he flew 100 hours/year ($25/hr) and $4000 if he flew 300 hours/year ($13.34/hr).
It' hard to tell what taxes to charge, but Frank knows that the international airfield he travels to once a week on corporate flights will charge a $2 surcharge. He' added $26 for unexpected landing taxes at other airfields, for an $50 per year cost. That' s 50 eurocent per hours if it records 100 hrs, and about the same every hr if it turns out to be a bustling 300-hour flight year.
Frank is including two other large-scale ventures in his operational budge. Just as with the avionic, the cost of the painting, which he puts at 55,000 dollars, and the furnishing, which is put at 1,600 dollars for a set that he can himself fit. Frank's last and most irritating cost class to consider is unforeseen spending.
For unplanned repair, Frank's budgeting $1,000 a year. Once he has pinpointed all the cost, it is finally up to him to determine the final result. Recording 300 hrs in the first year will cost Frank $108. 10 per hrs to run the Skyhawk. For 100 flying lessons in the first year, the cost is $225.30.
Overall cost per year is $22,530 for 100 and $32,430 for 300 lessons. Every new radio, colour and interiors will be removed from the budgets. He decides to carry out as much of the servicing himself as the rules allow and therefore cuts the unplanned service posts by half and the one-quarter per year overhaul.
to calculate the new sum: $125. $5 per 1 hr for 100 hr a year and $74. 43 for 300 hr. Acknowledging that he could fool himself by not making plans for enhancements to the cell and electronics, and that he underestimates the cost of repair and yearly inspections, Frank is not afraid to say that he is not.
He' s cautious and sees that the enhancements he wants would bring $100 per hour up to his reasonable cost of $125/hour - in the first year, at 100 hours/year usage. Comparing Frank's computed 125 $/h rent with the FBO's 135 $/h rent - wets - in a similar aircraft, he sees that he has already improved his airfare rank.
Breakeven on own vs. rental was almost 100 hrs per year (if we do not include the 10% or $4,000 down pay and any VAT ), more flight time and the flexibility of an indefinite timetable would increase the profit margins! The compensation of property costs will be the capital that Frank is building in the Skyhawk!
Indeed, some airplane operators are paying the cost of enhancements, such as new colors, interiors and radio sets, rather than including the cost in the cost per h, as the return of the cost of the investment translates into an increase in capital resources that is given back when the airplane is purchased. Every motor spare of 17 US dollars per minute (17,000 US dollars in the next 1000 working days until overhaul) could be settled at a later date by another credit or refinance or paid onto a reserve-like cash deposit if Frank decides to conserve the funds during the flight.
After all, there is the feeling of proudness that will be flowing when Frank recounts to friend and partner that he is not only a flight attendant but also an airplane operator.