Trade-A-Plane Celebrates 75 Years

Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Trade-A-Plane, which was founded by Cosby Harrison back in 1937.  "Since 1937, Trade-A-Plane has served General Aviation as the first choice among active buyers and sellers," said current publisher Cosby Stone.  "We are now a fourth-generation, family business and our roots go deep in aviation."

The first issue of Trade-A-Plane contained 76 ads and was mailed on October 5, 1937, to 9,000 transport pilots registered in the United States.  An original copy is housed in the Ramsey Room of the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Trade-A-Plane is now published three times a month for pilots and aircraft owners in every state of the U.S. and more than 130 other countries.  The non-editorial print edition contains sections for jets, turboprops, multi-engines, single engines, experimentals and homebuilts, helicopters and special types of aircraft.  Many aircraft parts for sale, products and services are also included, as well as real estate by region.

Trade-A-Plane.com, launched in 1997, compliments the print edition with sections for aircraft, engines, parts and products, real estate and aviation services.  Buyers can use a number of detailed search techniques.  Continuously updated, the site also features the NAAA Evaluator and Aircraft Value Trends.  A mobile web edition is available, as well as free apps for iPhone and Android.

We congratulate our friends at Trade-A-Plane and wish them well in their next 75 years!

The iFlightPlanner Crew