You are not being nosey. I own my own plane. It isn't as expensive as most people think it is. It doesn't cost as much as a new car today. I am also a certified engine/airframe mechanic so I can legally work on my own plane, it makes things a lot easier on the pocket book. I have been in involved in aviation most of my life. In the military and out. It is a blast. To me, there is nothing better than flying around and looking at mother earth from above the clouds. Really COOL!!!!