Columbia wants you to ‘flip the bird’

Want to buy a Columbia 350 or 400, but don’t know what to do with your current airplane? “Flip the bird.”

That’s the new program from Columbia Aircraft, designed to help owners with the resale of their aircraft so they can more easily step up to a new Columbia. The program is called “Flip the Bird 1, 2, 3” because it helps owners resell (flip) their current aircraft (the bird) “as easy as 1, 2, 3,” according to company officials.

The program walks owners through the process of reselling their planes by providing access to sales tools and experts in various disciplines, such as national aircraft brokerages, finance experts, insurance experts and more.

Columbia Aircraft manufactures a variety of all-composite aircraft including the world’s fastest certified piston aircraft – the Columbia 400. The Columbia 350, 350i, 350SL and 350SLX are normally aspirated, four-place aircraft with a cruise speed of 191 knots. The Columbia 400, 400i, 400SL and 400SLX are intercooled, twin-turbocharged, four-place aircraft certified to FL250 with a cruise speed of 235 knots.

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