30 09, 2019

Hiring a Flight Crew for Your Private Jet

By |2019-09-30T20:33:06+00:00September 30th, 2019|Educational|

VREF Aircraft Value Reference often gets asked to help locate pilots, or even recomend a management company.  If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who own an aircraft, you may want to know how to hire a crew. With a shortage of qualified pilots, it can be a challenge to locate a pilot to hire permanently. If you are not an owner/operator, the process of finding the right company to manage your aircraft can be daunting. [...]

20 09, 2019

How Does the Aircraft Appraisal Process Work? What You Need to Know About Aircraft Appraisals

By |2019-09-20T14:14:14+00:00September 20th, 2019|Educational|

There are roughly 220,000 civil aircraft registered in the United States alone. You can determine the value for over 500 makes and models at VREF. Whether you're looking to buy or sell an aircraft, one of your first steps is to get an appraisal. A proper evaluation will allow all parties involved to know the value of the plane. The aircraft appraisal process is straightforward in most cases and should take a short time to complete. Keep reading to learn [...]

4 09, 2019

Protect Your Jet: Avoid the World’s Most Dangerous Landing Strips

By |2019-09-04T16:08:52+00:00September 4th, 2019|Educational|

Believe it or not, traveling by aircraft is still by far the safest form of travel. According to the NTSB, in 2016 there were only 108 accidents and 29 fatalities.  And considering some of the places pilots try their luck at landing, that's an even more impressive record!  If you're a pilot, you might want to consider avoiding the most dangerous runways—then again you may want to start a new bucket list! But where are these dangerous airports? Read [...]