30 06, 2020

Riding Out the Storm: How COVID-19 Has Affected Commercial Aviation

By |2023-01-17T10:26:07-06:00June 30th, 2020|Educational|

Global airlines are set to lose around $84 billion by the end of this year due to the Coronavirus. The year 2020 will go down as the worst year on record in the history of the aviation industry. The outcome is especially so as the industry braces for the effects of the prolonged lockdown measures globally. The airlines must find ways to weather this storm despite the prevailing circumstances. With the general apprehension regarding COVID- 19 among [...]

19 06, 2020

Aircraft Appraisals: Can Airplanes Appreciate in Value Over Time?

By |2023-02-12T02:29:30-06:00June 19th, 2020|Appraisals|

There is no better time than right now to purchase your first aircraft. Cheap interest rates, combined with restrictive commercial travel, is generating more interest than ever in aircraft ownership. Owners of private airplanes have access to more than 5,000 airports throughout the United States. Commercial airlines are only able to use less than 500 U.S. airports, and that number is shrinking weekly. You may be forced to drive hours to an international airport as more airlines [...]

15 06, 2020

9 Amazing Vintage Airplanes You Need to Know About

By |2023-01-16T16:33:55-06:00June 15th, 2020|Educational|

The first functional plane departed Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. Though the Wright Brothers were the first people to build and operate a plane, people had been dreaming of flying for centuries before then. Among aviation's, most famous hopefuls were Leonardo Da Vinci. He drew designs for parachutes, a hang glider, a personal flying machine, and a primitive helicopter (almost all of which, admittedly, would have been useless as designed, if not explicitly dangerous). Today's planes [...]

15 06, 2020

Owning an Aircraft: Airplane Maintenance You Can DIY

By |2023-01-16T16:25:39-06:00June 15th, 2020|Educational|

Aircraft maintenance costs can be high. Handling some of the preventive airplane maintenance yourself can significantly reduce your annual cost of owning a plane. The most important factor is knowing what maintenance items the FAA regulations allow you, as a pilot, to perform on your airplane. Maintenance is imperative to maintaining your airplane's fair market value. We are going to show you what maintenance you can do as an aircraft owner and pilot. Keep reading to learn [...]

15 06, 2020

Top 7 Easy Air Travel Tips for a Safer Flight

By |2023-01-16T16:17:04-06:00June 15th, 2020|Educational|

Are you going to fly commercial? Start here first. By this point, you've got your airline tickets booked and have a long list of places and attractions you want to visit. But the real question is, what are you going to do to protect yourself from COVID-19 while you travel? In The United States, there are more than 16,100,000 flights handled by the Federal Aviation Administration every single year. With so many people, it can be a [...]

1 06, 2020

Aircraft Appraisals 101: What Impacts the Value of Your Aircraft?

By |2023-01-16T16:04:24-06:00June 1st, 2020|Appraisals|

Are you interested to learn what drives the value of your aircraft? In this Aircraft Appraisal 101 article, I am going to show you the major factors that impact value and some easy things you can do to assist your appraiser with the process. What Affects Your Airplane's Value? It doesn’t matter whether you are purchasing an aircraft for business or are a pilot in search of a small plane for personal reasons. Chances are if you [...]

1 06, 2020

So, You Want to Hire a Broker to Sell a Plane: A Step-By-Step Guide

By |2023-01-16T15:54:27-06:00June 1st, 2020|Educational|

Are you thinking about selling a plane? It is possible, but it can be quite challenging to do it on your own. That's why you need to consider hiring a broker. However, you shouldn't hire the first person you meet. In this article, we will go over how to hire a broker to sell your plane correctly. So let's go over what you need to know, to sell a plane. What Should You Expect? First and foremost, [...]

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