Can Civilians Buy Military Jets?

Can Civilians Buy Military Jets?

Civilians can purchase military jets, though the jets must be completely disarmed before the U.S. government allows them to be taken into possession by a prospective owner. Most jets purchased by civilians are older models.

Civilians can purchase both jet-driven and propeller-driven military aircraft, and the price for these aircraft varies greatly depending on the source of the aircraft, its condition and its age. Propeller-driven aircraft are generally less expensive than jets due to their reduced complexity. Jets cost as much as several million dollars, and prospective owners can expect to pay at least $1 million for a jet that is in working condition.