22 04, 2022

Prop Strikes & Aircraft Resale Values

By |2023-02-12T02:35:10-06:00April 22nd, 2022|Educational|

You’re currently looking at what you think is the perfect aircraft. In some ways, it all matches up regarding pricing, operating costs, performance, make, model, and year. You even have the logbooks handy and ready to pore over. But you notice an entry that says “prop strike” as soon as you open the logbook. You pause and consider what this means for the aircraft you’ve already fallen in love with. However, if you look into it more, a [...]

22 04, 2022

Avionics Upgrades & Your Aircraft’s Resale Value

By |2023-01-22T11:50:19-06:00April 22nd, 2022|Educational|

Aviation has seen incredible technological growth over the last 15 years, which isn’t surprising. All sorts of technology, like phones and computers, are hardly recognizable when compared with their former models. We answer calls on watches, we pay at registers with our phones, and our cars are learning to drive on their own. Similarly, avionics upgrades have improved drastically. Nowadays, a small Cirrus aircraft off the showroom floor is more sophisticated than an airliner was a decade ago. [...]

6 04, 2022

Beechcraft Debonair Bonanza 33 A-G

By |2023-01-21T16:31:42-06:00April 6th, 2022|Educational|

Beechcraft Aircraft While Beechcraft was new to aviation in 1932, it was not founder Walter Beech’s first experience in the industry. He previously helped form Travel Air in 1924 and was the VP of sales under Curtiss-Wright's airplane division. However, he greatly missed being so close to production and left to establish Beechcraft. Walter Beech founded Beechcraft in 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. His wife Olive Ann Beech worked as a secretary, and Ted A. Wells served as vice [...]

6 04, 2022

Piper Twin Comanche PA30 & PA39

By |2023-02-10T20:26:07-06:00April 6th, 2022|Educational|

Piper Aircraft In the late 1920s, Piper Aircraft turned to fine-tuning a more aerodynamic design made popular by the Spirit of St. Louis. This monoplane with less drag made the first successful non-stop transatlantic flight. Ultimately, it was able to fly from New York to Paris across the Atlantic. Afterward, everyone wanted to try its design and replicate its success. Gordon and C. Gilbert Taylor took on the challenge to create their own version under Taylor Brothers Aircraft [...]

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