31 03, 2023

Details and Specs Behind the Embraer Phenom 100

By |2023-03-31T10:42:21-05:00March 31st, 2023|Educational|

Photo Credit: Alan Lebeda Embraer Embraer continues to hold the favor of making the world’s best-selling light jet for 11 years running. However, Embraer began long before in August of 1969. Initially known as the Brazilian government’s "Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica," Embraer worked at producing military aircraft for its country. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo. Since the 1940s, the Brazilian government has led both its Ministry of Aeronautics and the Technological Institute [...]

8 03, 2023

How To Market Your Vintage Aircraft

By |2023-03-08T13:29:56-06:00March 8th, 2023|Educational|

Wondering how to market your vintage aircraft? There are a few reasons why someone may want to sell their vintage plane. Sometimes, we hold on to items that connect us to family members who have passed on, places where we have fond memories, and keepsakes full of nostalgia. But when it’s time to pass those items on, you might be surprised to find that people close to you either don’t have room for them in their lives or [...]

8 03, 2023

The Allure Of Owning A Vintage Aircraft

By |2023-03-08T13:13:50-06:00March 8th, 2023|Educational|

Dedicated collectors in aviation know that owning a vintage aircraft is no easy mission to both accomplish and maintain. Unlike other collectors out there, owning a vintage aircraft takes much more time, work, and money – far beyond what’s expected, even for vintage cars. However, if you have the resources, owning vintage aircraft as a collector can be an exciting hobby that also takes part in preserving parts of history. Those who are already in the vintage plane-buying [...]

24 02, 2023

Explore More About Beechcraft Musketeer Sundowner 23 B-C

By |2023-03-08T13:30:57-06:00February 24th, 2023|Educational|

Beechcraft Musketeer Sundowner 23 B-C Beechcraft Aircraft The Beech Aircraft Corporation was founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932. The company started during the Great Depression and just before World War II began. Its founder and President, Walter Beech, led operations until his unexpected death in 1950. Walter's wife, Olive Ann Beech, worked alongside him as the company's secretary and treasurer, taking over as President after his death. Olive served in her role for 18 years and was also [...]

24 02, 2023

Mooney Mark 21 M20C And Ranger M20 BCG

By |2023-02-24T09:47:32-06:00February 24th, 2023|Educational|

Mooney Mark 21 M20C & Ranger M20 BCG Mooney The Mooney International Corporation was opened in 1929 by Albert Mooney and his brother Arthur in Wichita, Kansas. But when the Great Depression struck in 1930, Mooney went bankrupt. While the brothers worked other jobs, Al also worked to bring in financial bankers who could help Mooney Aircraft Incorporated. Those bankers were Charles Yankey and W. L. McMahon. Mooney's initial Mite M-18 was a single-seater aircraft designed to entice [...]

5 01, 2023

Who Can Perform Preventive Maintenance On An Aircraft?

By |2023-01-22T15:46:40-06:00January 5th, 2023|Educational|

If you're a new or potentially new aircraft owner, asking who can perform preventive maintenance on an aircraft is an essential question. When the safety of yourself and others relies on several factors, maintenance is one of the most critical aspects. However, finding the right person or group to work on your aircraft is essential. Doing so will better ensure that the job is done correctly and adheres to aviation safety standards. What to know upfront is that [...]

29 12, 2022

Cessna Turbo Centurion T210 F-R

By |2023-02-15T15:01:48-06:00December 29th, 2022|Educational|

Cessna By Textron Aviation Before creating his initial aircraft, Cessna's founder Clyde V. Cessna made his first appearance at an airshow in 1911. It was there that he quickly became interested in designing and producing aircraft. With experience as a mechanic and auto salesman, Clyde put together his plane with a kit from Queens Airplane Company in the Bronx. Over time, Clyde became a pretty good pilot. In 1916, Clyde got the opportunity to use a space for [...]

29 12, 2022

Grumman American General Tiger AA5B

By |2023-01-22T14:09:25-06:00December 29th, 2022|Educational|

Northrop Grumman American aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and industrialist Leroy Grumman established the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation on December 6, 1929. As a child, Leroy became interested in aviation, even proclaiming that the airplane would be one of the "greatest triumphs" of mankind in his salutatorian speech. Leroy moved on from high school and earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1916. He completed advanced flight training and eventually became a flight instructor. [...]

27 12, 2022

When Will Used Aircraft Prices Go Down?

By |2023-01-22T14:29:20-06:00December 27th, 2022|Educational|

A trending question in aviation lately is…when will used aircraft prices go back down? After all, what goes up must come down, or does it? After an astounding 2021, post-Covid aircraft values skyrocketed, and the used aircraft market is being compared to the housing market. The demand is high, inventory is low, and there doesn't seem to be much let up from the consumer's appetite to fly privately. Aircraft sales and the volume of transactions are correlated to [...]

23 12, 2022

Top 10 Modifications For Beechcraft Bonanza’s A36

By |2023-01-22T13:58:04-06:00December 23rd, 2022|Educational|

Beechcraft's 36 Bonanza is an aircraft for the books. At the height of its popularity, Beechcraft went about producing about 100 a year. In total, more than 4,000 Bonanza 36s were built. With over 55 years in production, the 36 is one of the few aircraft worth far more today than they were even at its peak. As a top 5 VREF-appraised aircraft, your 36 Bonanza appraisal needs are our specialty. Reach out today. Bonanza A36: The Plane [...]

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