16 12, 2019

The Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket

By |2019-12-16T15:04:03+00:00December 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket was a one-off prototype built for the US Navy with an unusual configuration. The wing’s leading edge extended forward of the fuselage nose giving it a distinctive look. It was the first twin-engine fighter intended for carrier use. The story of the Skyrocket began in 1935 when the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) first contemplated a twin-engine carrier fighter. By 1937, they didn’t believe that single-engine airplanes would not be much faster than [...]

13 11, 2019

The Best Light Jets Available Today!

By |2019-11-13T16:11:48+00:00November 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Did you know that over 856 private jets were delivered in the last 12 months? The range and size of aircraft available are more abundant than ever before. Once the luxury mode of travel for a privileged few, private planes are more accessible than ever before. If you are looking to purchase a private plane, a full-size luxury private jet may not meet your needs. Fortunately, there are several light jets available that can provide a similar experience at [...]

11 11, 2019

The Top 10 Luxury Jets in 2019 To Travel Like Royalty

By |2019-11-11T22:28:10+00:00November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you're thinking of selling your luxury jet and upgrading, you have a lot of options. While some older models are worth keeping, there are plenty of newer advancements and more efficient powerplants that will give you more than enough reason to upgrade. Besides, who doesn't like a fancy new jet for the holidays? The aircraft acquisition process can be full of questions, so if you're ready to start, here are ten luxury jets to consider. 1. Gulfstream G600 [...]

6 11, 2019

You Need to Factor in the Operating Cost When You Buy a Plane

By |2019-11-06T22:15:57+00:00November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Are you interested in purchasing an aircraft? Private is the best way to fly—if you can afford it. There is an aircraft for every budget, and to avoid the hidden costs associated with owning an airplane, keep reading. If you’re looking for an aircraft, the last thing you want to do is fall in love with an option you cannot afford. That's why we're here to help! In this article, we're covering all the costs associated with purchasing [...]

9 10, 2019

Why You Need a Pre-Buy Aircraft Inspection

By |2019-10-09T15:39:29+00:00October 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

You can buy a plane without doing a pre-buy or pre-purchase, but that doesn't mean you should. When you start shopping for an aircraft, it's easy to fall in love with something and let your passion for the plane take hold. You've got to be smart, though, because buying an aircraft is a big purchase on multiple levels. Buyers often rush into a purchase for fear of losing out on the plane to someone else. That doesn't mean [...]

8 10, 2019

The Aircraft Acquisition Process Explained And the Secrets to Buying an Aircraft

By |2019-10-09T14:09:39+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

So here are some tips and secrets. If you've been entertaining the notion of jet-setting in your private plane, we understand the appeal. You can avoid the lines, the wait, and the hassle of regular air travel. Just think, no more security, no more screaming babies, no more cramped seats. You get the picture. Buying an airplane comes with a great deal of freedom and planning. Owning your aircraft, whether big or small, will allow you to travel [...]

8 10, 2019

Featured Executive Aircraft: The Embraer Phenom 300

By |2019-10-08T20:37:54+00:00October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Embraer Phenom 300 broke the mold of the light business jet when it was introduced in 2009. Embraer, the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer, responded to requests from its customers for a larger jet (bigger than the Phenom 100) with great success. Since 2012, the Phenom 300 has accounted for more than half of the light jet's market share! Read on to learn more about how the Phenom 300 stands out from its competition in the light jet industry! Increased Capacity [...]

1 10, 2019

Jet Setting Celebrities and Notable CEO’s That Own Luxury Private Jets

By |2019-10-01T15:33:46+00:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Approximately half of all of the world's private jets are owned by citizens of the US. Is it celebrities with private planes which make up a large portion of that statistic? Or is it mainly CEOs with access to a company jet?  Who are the celebrities who own private planes? Who are the company executives jet setting around the globe on the company plane?  From the rich and famous Hollywood celebs to the well-known CEOs, read more to find out [...]

29 08, 2019

VREF Value Vector Newsletter 3rd Quarter 2019

By |2019-08-29T14:13:43+00:00August 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

VREF Value Vector Newsletter 3rdQuarter 2019 The summer is quickly coming to an end, and we are preparing for the rollout of our new VREF platform. By the time this newsletter has gone to print, many of you will have gotten a sneak peek, or even participated in our initial beta testing. What began a year ago as a complicated project is now heading into the completion of Phase 1. VREF's new platform will be the benchmark for [...]