Nationwide pre-buy program launched

Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management has launched a nationwide service that offers pre-buy inspections of used aircraft for sale.

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Want to sell your plane? Be prepared to dance


If you plan to sell your airplane in this market, be prepared to dance.

You’ll probably have to two-step, twist, boogie and maybe try some new routines before you’ll get that plane sold. And it won’t be the romantic experience you were looking for.

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Mile High Finance celebrates 20 years

Mile High Finance at Centennial Airport (APA) in Colorado is celebrating 20 years in business. [Read more...]

My first plane


The overwhelming desire to buy a plane for the first timer can be the experience of a lifetime. The dream of owning my own plane, the search for the right one, and finally parting with my money, should have started my life in the pilots’ paradise.

Well, “should have” are the operative words here.

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Order out of chaos: The used aircraft market is stabilizing

The used aircraft market has recovered considerable momentum during the past several months, thanks to small business owners who have begun to expand and move ahead in the growing economy. When these guys started buying airplanes again, I knew the recession was behind us.

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The 10 top mistakes of first time buyers


So you are ready to buy your first plane? Great! But before you do, how about reviewing my top 10 list of first time buyer mistakes:

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Fractional ownership: Getting a piece of a high-end aircraft

Would you like to fly a well-maintained, newer airplane, but can’t afford to buy one just yet? Rather than back-burner this dream, you might want to consider fractional ownership.

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Access Aviation Project: Creating new pilots

The first step in helping someone get a pilot certificate is getting that person into an airplane. That’s the mission of the Aviation Access Project, an asset management company geared toward Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA).

According to CEO Rick Matthews, to attract wanna-be pilots to the “culture of aviation, we have to make aviation friendlier.”

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Hangar Ten names new director of sales

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hangar Ten, an aviation services provider at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), has named Larry Peet as Director of Sales for its new aircraft sales initiative.

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Arizona Aircraft Expo this weekend

Arizona’s aircraft dealers are working together to create the 4th Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo, where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue Nov. 9-10 at Landmark Aviation at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), including models from Cessna, Cirrus, Beechcraft, Eclipse, Embraer, Piper, Pilatus, Lancair, Quest, CubCrafters, Husky and more.

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