Arizona Aircraft Expo slated

Several aircraft dealers in Arizona are working together to create the 4th Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo, scheduled to take place Nov. 9 and 10 at Landmark Aviation at Scottsdale Airport (SDL), where the general public and prospective buyers can see the newest technologically advanced aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, Beechcraft, Diamond, Eclipse, Embraer, Piper, Lancair, Quest, CubCrafters, and more.

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Tips for getting the most out of a demo flight

Sun ’n Fun is in full swing in Lakeland, Florida, this week and one of the main reasons people attend air shows and fly-ins is to do some comparison shopping for aircraft. The experience isn’t complete without a test flight, but you need to be prepared to get the most out of the event.

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Cessna takes commanding lead in LSA market

The LSA Market Share numbers are complete for 2011 and we offer them below.

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Thinking of buying a plane?

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is hosting a free webinar “Aircraft Ownership: Tips on Buying and Owning an Aircraft,” Wednesday, Feb. 29.

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General aviation shipments, billings flat in 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The general aviation aircraft market worldwide was mixed in 2011 with a slight decline of shipments, but an increase is billings. The expected resurgence did not take place. Manufacturers shipped 1,865 planes, a decline of 3.5% from 2010, while billings increased 0.4% to $19.1 billion.

Not included in the data released Feb. 22 by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) are figures from Hawker Beechcraft’s fourth-quarter, which will be released about March 31. These figures will change the year’s total, but not to any great extent.

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Trident Aircraft signs on as Remos dealer

Remos Aircraft has authorized Trident Aircraft to function as a Remos Dealer and Service Center.

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Time to put on your walking shoes

It is inevitable when I meet a pilot who learns I am an aircraft broker that the next question is: “How is the market?” That is quickly followed with a hip pocket analysis that it must be tough, that no one is buying and that Chicken Little must be my only prospect.

The real nature of the aircraft market of the past few years goes well beyond the apparent driver: The economy.

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Want to buy a warbird?

Then Mark Clark is the man to see

When he was just 14, Mark Clark bought a life-changing ride in a Mustang. That 35-minute flight set the course for his career as a broker specializing in warbirds.

But when you ask Clark, owner of Courtesy Aircraft in Rockford, Ill., what it was about that flight that changed his life, he says what many pilots already know: It’s hard to quantify just what it was that sparked such a passion.

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Sebring breaks records

The eighth running of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, just finished and a resounding success it was on nearly all counts. Smiles were broad from most attending or exhibiting at Sebring 2012. The weather was the best ever with temperatures hitting 80° and every day sunny and pleasant.

We can look at several ways to measure the action at Sebring:

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Flight Design launches E-Z Upgrade program

Flight Design has launched an incentive program to present-day buyers of its CTLS Light-Sport Aircraft, who can gain a delivery position for the German company’s coming four seater, the C4, plus an additional discount.

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