I have never seen the program so don't know what types of planes they are using. You can buy good planes for a LOT less than a Carbon Cub but they will not be new. They could be 50-75 years old BUT there isn't anything wrong with that. My Bonanza and Champion are 60 years old and the SNJ-4 is almost 80. A fair condition 2 place Cub type plane will cost $15,000-60,000 this price will also include many 4 place models.Thanks very much for all that info. I guess flying is a pretty expensive hobby.
One of the reasons I asked was that I was wondering where the people on those Alaskan shows get the money to buy a plane. I mean how much money can one make trapping fur?