10 11, 2020

Helicopter Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need To Know!

By |2023-01-18T13:30:09-06:00November 10th, 2020|Educational|

What a time to buy a helicopter! The helicopter market is facing challenges unseen for over 40 years. Unbeknownst to many, helicopters have been having a hard time locating buyers. The oil and gas crisis parked much larger, twin heavy aircraft and COVID-19, as well as Kobe Bryant's untimely death, haven't helped. The helicopter industry is not all doom and gloom; in fact, older aircraft are being repurposed for fire fighting, ems, and other search and rescue [...]

4 11, 2020

VREF’s CEO Ken DuFour, ASA Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award From FAA

By |2023-01-18T12:52:29-06:00November 4th, 2020|Press Release|

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VREF CEO Ken DuFour, ASA Receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award From FAA VREF Aircraft Reference Value, Appraisal & Litigation Services, the leading provider of aircraft valuations and appraisals for the aviation industry, is excited to announce that Ken Dufour received the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious the FAA issues. The award is named after the Wright Brothers, the first U.S. [...]

4 11, 2020

What You Really Need To Know Before You Fly Internationally

By |2023-01-18T12:45:02-06:00November 4th, 2020|Educational|

Have you ever dreamt of taking an international trip on a private jet? It's always exciting to go abroad, but long flights and long distances can make the traveling process incredibly stressful. COVID-19, international lock-downs, border closings, and increased anxiety are just a few of the reasons why a private aircraft is the only way to travel overseas. The Guide To Private Jet International Trips We want you to make the most of your travel experience. Private [...]

3 11, 2020

A Guide to Calculating Aircraft Ownership Costs

By |2023-01-18T12:39:06-06:00November 3rd, 2020|Educational|

I frequently get questioned about aircraft maintenance, operating costs, and the actual cost of aircraft ownership. Most questions are from the perspective of new owners or first-time buyers seeking to better prepare themselves for the often tricky question to answer; can I afford my aircraft? In this article, I will break down what to anticipate when it comes to these expenses and how you can best mitigate potential problems by staying organized and using some unaware tools. [...]

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