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This winter has been a bit intense, with record snowfalls in northern Wisconsin to everything from rain, ice, and snow in northern Illinois. Most people are ready to issue a hearty welcome to spring, with its milder temperatures and more moderate weather. That means it’s time to get your aircraft ready for spring flying.
Here are some items you should put on your checklist as you prep for wheels up.
Look Over the Maintenance Records
Now is a good time to go over your aircraft’s maintenance records to make sure you are familiar with what has been done and what you need to do. Is there anything you have put off? In particular, are there safety repairs that are req... read more
Are you thinking about selling your aircraft? Great! Are you considering selling it yourself? Well, not so great. Despite what you may think, selling aircraft is not an easy job, and it can be very time-consuming. This is what aircraft brokerage services are meant for.
Sure, you know people in the industry, you have some experience in sales, and you know your aircraft. All of that is great, but it’s still better to hire an aircraft broker to sell it for you. Are there costs for them to sell it? Of course. There are also costs if you sell it, and they could be higher.
At the end of the day, hiring a broker can not only give you peace of mind, they let you keep your schedule... read more
Private aviation, which includes business aviation, is not one of those static industries where everything stays the same. It’s dynamic and always on the move, literally and figuratively. This makes it important to keep up with the trends in private aviation for 2019, in order to stay relevant in the market.
Operators are predicting growth in the private jet market even though new aircraft sales have been a bit flat of late. That’s good news for the used aircraft market and the growth extends beyond providers to a growing (and younger) clientele. Entrepreneurs and Millennials are ready to explore private travel.
The much-t... read more
New or experienced, young or old, it doesn’t matter. Pilots have flying in their blood, and once it’s there, it’s there to stay. They have such passion for flying, it’s not surprising that most, if not all, dream of one day owning their own aircraft. Cost is the barrier most face, but bringing older planes back to life is one way to leap over into ownership.
When new light-sport aircrafts cost at least $150,000 and close to $250,000 for entry-level Part 23, it’s no surprise that a lot of pilots can’t do more than stare in envy. What if that didn’t have to be the case? What if you could be cool and retro, finding and rehabbing an old plane that doesn’t deserve to die... read more
Owning your own aircraft is certainly a joyful and freeing experience. It can also be a painfully expensive one, especially when unexpected problems arise and threaten to take a large bite out of your wallet. The new Piston Engine Service Program (PESP) is like Kevlar for your finances, protecting both your investment and your wallet from the unpredictable.
AeroEngine Protection Corp. (AEPC) offers the only PESP available in the general aviation industry. Professionals from AEPC used data from large fleet overhauls and more than 4,000 piston-aircraft overhauls over a 20-year period before designing the different programs they offer.
Owners of piston aircraft are now able to ... read more