18 04, 2019

The Dos and Don’ts of Hiring Aircraft Appraisers

By |2019-04-18T14:58:20+00:00April 18th, 2019|Educational|

The joy of taking flight is one like no other. The business of getting to that take off though can be another matter. The purchase or sale of an airplane isn't exactly an everyday sale. For many buying or selling an aircraft, it'll be their first time at the rodeo. That's all the more reason to be prepared when getting into an aircraft transaction. Hiring an aircraft appraiser is an important part of the aircraft transaction process. If [...]

10 04, 2019

Why You Should Involve a Professional Aircraft Appraiser During Purchase

By |2019-04-10T21:05:20+00:00April 10th, 2019|Educational|

Depending on the type, an aircraft can cost as much as $21,000,000. That’s a heck a lot of money! So why would you want to risk all that for an aircraft with hidden damages? Getting an aircraft appraiser is the best way to ensure that you get value for your money. You get to avoid overpaying for insurance and other related taxes. The appraiser will also help you better understand the type of aircraft you want to buy [...]

10 04, 2019

4 Vital Things That Affect the Aircraft Values for Helicopters

By |2019-04-10T21:03:16+00:00April 10th, 2019|Educational|

In 2016, there were just over 56,000 helicopters in the world. Over half of these were designated military helicopters. With such a low number of helicopters in the world, the aircraft tends to hold its value. However, the pricing range of helicopters can vary greatly. Costs can range between $37,500 for small, single-person helicopters to $21,000,000 for an AgustaWestland AW101. But how do you determine the value of a helicopter? Which factors determine aircraft values? Keep reading to learn 4 [...]

8 04, 2019

FAA Issues Policy Statement for Operating Without ADS-B

By |2019-04-08T21:14:44+00:00April 8th, 2019|Educational|

The FAA issued a policy statement establishing the requirement for operators to obtain ATC authorizations to fly aircraft that are not ADS–B Out equipped while flying in  ADS–B-mandated airspace beginning in January 2020. It should be noted that obtaining these clearances will not be guaranteed and might not be made available. Taking that as the BIG hint that it is, we highly suggest you get ADS-B equipped ASAP. Under the policy, the operator must make the request to [...]

8 04, 2019

Here Is Why a Professional Aircraft Mechanic Is Very Important

By |2019-04-08T17:01:22+00:00April 8th, 2019|Educational|

Aircraft safety is so important and is a non-negotiable in the aviation world. In fact, over 2 million passengers fly in and out of the U.S. every single day. That's over 2 million people in the air that need to be protected. If you're interested in joining the aviation workforce by becoming a mechanic, check out all the reasons a professional aviation mechanic is important. Educated in the Field of Aviation You may be wondering what the requirements [...]

2 04, 2019

What to Consider When Shopping for Your Corporate Private Plane

By |2019-04-02T15:21:20+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Educational|

There are many markers of success in business. From a killer initial public offering to spending years in the black, success is hard to come by and so rewarding when you find it. One thing that demonstrates your company is doing well is your own private plane. A company plane is no small investment. You want to make sure, when you buy it, that you pick the best one possible. If you're new to the plane-buying game, then you [...]

2 04, 2019

4 Aircraft Maintenance Tips to Boost Your Helicopter ValueHow to take care of your jet or helicopter greatly affects its resale value. Here are essential aircraft maintenance tips to help you keep everything in check.

By |2019-04-02T15:18:00+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Educational|

For some, owning a helicopter is simply a source of high-flying excitement and entertainment. Others purchase a helicopter as an investment that they can sell to make money down the road. And, of course, there are those that hope their helicopter hobby will produce a profit, as well as some fun memories while they wait to cash in on their wings. But, whether you're hoping for good times or a good return, your helicopter is bound to give [...]

1 04, 2019

5 Crucial Factors That Affect Private Jet Prices

By |2019-04-01T14:08:28+00:00April 1st, 2019|Educational|

There's a multitude of reasons as to why someone would want to buy a private plane. If you're looking into purchasing a private jet for yourself, you may be curious what to look out for when browsing for the right plane. There are quite a few things that determine private jet prices, but we've outlined the five things we believe are the most important. In this article, we'll discuss those five things, so you'll know exactly what to [...]

28 03, 2019


By |2019-03-28T14:44:54+00:00March 28th, 2019|Educational|

The Garmin G3X Touch has been approved for more then 500 aircraft as it continues to grow in popularity, being first introduced to general aviation in 2014, it offers several panel configurations, and it includes wireless connectivity and synthetic vision, as well as optional display redundancy, advanced autopilot compatibility, and engine monitoring. Garmin also announced the new GNX 375 color touch-screen GPS navigators, enabling localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) and other Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS-enabled [...]

8 03, 2019

VREF Market Leader Newsletter February 2019

By |2019-03-08T15:25:52+00:00March 8th, 2019|Newsletter|

We hope everyone had a Happy Holiday Season and enjoyed some time off with friends and family. 2018 was a welcomed change to the market environment from years past, we witnessed inventory levels drop to 10-year lows, as well as a significant uptick in new aircraft orders. Business aircraft finally welcomed the long overdue positive correction into a seller’s market. For the manufacturers of business aircraft, there were just over 200 new orders,but the shining star was Textron [...]