Retiring an aircraft out of service is a complicated decision, but for some, it’s a welcome moment. Let’s take a look at some of the most impressive uses for aircraft that have left the sky for good.
December 1903 marked man’s first true attempt to conquer the skies. Since then, we have flown passengers to every edge of the globe, gone supersonic and walked on the moon all in the last 115 years. So what will the next 50 years of progress look like?
Appraisers provide critical valuations across every industry. What are the safeguards against erroneous reports? Who is keeping the industry in check? Let’s explore the behind-the-scenes truth of the appraisal practice and what it takes to be an appraisal reviewer.
Aircraft frequently outlive the manufacturer life estimates, sometimes by multiple decades. This is great news for owners and operators who are looking to stretch their investment and helps maintain lower cost options in the used marketplace. However, as some of these aircraft approach 40+ years of faithful service, the shadow of retirement grows larger. So what happens if you’re holding onto an aircraft that is ready to make its last flight? How do you know it’s time? Let’s take a look.
There is a lot of confusion around the different appraisal organizations. ASA, NAAA, PAAO, ISTAT - what do all these letters mean to you? We take a close look at the organizations that credential aircraft appraisers and what it takes to become one for each.
For many, aviation is about freedom. Whether it’s for work or for play, general aviation grants unparalleled opportunities to access locales that would otherwise be out of reach. In this “Fly To:” blog we discuss one of Texas’ most underrated beach-towns, Galveston. Whether your ideal getaway is beach-bumming, thrill seeking, street strolling, museum hopping, or just kicking it with the locals, there is something for everyone to get into the Island lifestyle!