29 11, 2021

Aircraft Spotlight Mooney M20J 201/205

By |2023-02-12T22:25:33-06:00November 29th, 2021|Educational|

Mooney The Mooney International Corporation took root in 1929 through Albert Mooney and his brother Arthur. Together they established the company in Wichita, Kansas. However, they faced the perils of a crashing economy. When the Great Depression struck in 1930, Mooney went bankrupt. While the brothers worked other jobs, Al continued to feed into Mooney Aircraft Incorporated, eventually bringing in financial bankers Charles Yankey and W. L. McMahon. Mooney’s first aircraft was the Mooney Mite M-18, a single-seater [...]

29 11, 2021

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Cessna Skyhawk 172 I-M

By |2023-02-12T02:32:06-06:00November 29th, 2021|Educational|

Cessna By Textron Aviation The Cessna Aircraft Company is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Clyde Cessna and Victor Roos partnered to create a company with expertly designed aircraft available for purchase. However, Roos dropped out of the partnership early on, leaving the business in the hands of Cessna. It was then known as Cessna Aircraft Corporation. In 1932, Cessna briefly closed due to hardships caused by the Great Depression. Despite the downturn of aircraft sales and the economy, Cessna’s [...]

18 11, 2021

VREF Market Update for November 2021

By |2023-01-21T15:02:43-06:00November 18th, 2021|Market Trend Report Newsletter|

This year has been a flash in the pan, and it's hard to believe Thanksgiving is a week away. What a difference a year makes. To think it was all doom and gloom this time last year is almost hard to believe. While there are still many unknowns in terms of the global supply chain, inflation, interest rates, and the third pandemic winter, the one thing I can say for sure is general aviation is back. I remember [...]

2 11, 2021

Explore the Cirrus SR22

By |2023-02-12T02:33:31-06:00November 2nd, 2021|Educational|

Cirrus Aircraft Similar to other aircraft companies, Cirrus comes from humble beginnings. The company began inside an old barn in Wisconsin, Michigan, in 1984 by brothers Dale and Alan Klapmeier. After the brothers took over their old family farm, they began their first project – the VK-30. This model is better known as the Kit plane and took off for the first time in 1988. After retiring the VK-30 in the mid-1990s, Cirrus designed the SR series to [...]

2 11, 2021

Piper Cherokee PA-28 180

By |2023-02-10T20:25:43-06:00November 2nd, 2021|Educational|

Piper Aircraft The Piper Cherokee PA-28-180 Archer is one of several single-engine aircraft that is a member of the PA-28 family still in production today. All models within this family have signature features: All-metal Unpressurized Piston-powered aircraft Tricycle landing gear Low-set wings At one point, all Cherokee models (including the Archer) were known for having a “Hershey bar wing”. This is because the rectangular platform wings of earlier models resembled the popular candy bar. Later models feature a [...]

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