As of 2015, consumers can find airplanes for sale by their owners through the Aircraft Shopper Online website and Controller.com. Each website offers users the ability to search for planes by manufacturer, type and geographic location.
Aircraft Shopper Online allows users to search for jets, propeller, military and classic airplanes for sale by their owners. Visitors to the company's website can select the types of aircraft they are interested in purchasing and receive a list of planes by makes and models from which to choose. Alternatively, Aircraft Shoppers Online offers a search function for visitors looking for specific planes. Users enter keywords such as makes or models of planes, then scroll through the results to find planes for sale by owners rather than dealers.
Controller.com offers search tools that allow visitors to search for light sport, turboprop, jet and piston engine airplanes for sale by their owners. Visitors can also choose to make detailed searches for specific airplanes by entering information such as manufacturer, model, price, age and location of airplanes they are interested in purchasing. Controller.com then provides a list of available planes, along with a View Details button that allows visitors to ascertain if selected planes are for sale by owners or dealers.