10 10, 2022

VREF’s Private Aviation Predictions For Q4 2022

By |2023-01-22T13:32:28-06:00October 10th, 2022|Educational|

The past few years have been a whirlwind for aviation, but private aviation predictions are still trending up despite the economic jitters and higher interest rates. There are still issues, such as the nationwide labor shortage and manufacturing and supply chain delays. But, buyers worldwide continue to show interest in pursuing aircraft acquisitions, and more importantly, they seem to be shrugging off issues other asset classes are starting to face. The general public may not think much about [...]

10 10, 2022

7 Ways Aviation’s Workforce Shortage Impacts Private Aviation

By |2023-01-22T13:28:17-06:00October 10th, 2022|Educational|

If you're traveling, you're probably aware of the aviation workforce shortage across the U.S. Whether you travel for personal or business reasons, you're likely noticing a pattern from one location to the next. Airports don't have enough workers to make flying more efficient. Furthermore, airlines have been hiking up ticket prices to recoup lost revenue since the pandemic's start. Remember, airlines didn't just lose $168 billion in revenue in 2020, but aviation operators also made $500 billion less [...]

6 10, 2022

Learn More About Beechcraft Bonanza 33A C-F Models

By |2023-01-22T13:25:51-06:00October 6th, 2022|Educational|

Beechcraft Aircraft Founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932, the Beech Aircraft Corporation started during the Great Depression and just before World War II began. Founder and President Walter Beech, oversaw operations until he unexpectedly died in 1950. While Walter was alive, his wife, Olive Ann Beech, worked alongside him as Beech Aircraft’s secretary and treasurer. After her husband’s death, Olive took over as President for 18 years and served as board chairman until retiring in 1982. Beechcraft’s Model [...]

5 10, 2022

Mooney Super 21 Chaparral M20E & Executive 21 M20F

By |2023-01-22T13:21:35-06:00October 5th, 2022|Educational|

Mooney 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 fed 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 aircraft designed to [...]

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