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.
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!
For many, aviation is about freedom. Whether its for work or for play, general aviation grants unparalleled opportunities to access locales that would otherwise be out of reach. In our new blog series “Fly To”, we will show you some of the places where we like to fly and pass along a few ideas of what to do when you get there. First stop, Fredericksburg.
Who really is in charge of the planes you’re allowed to fly, the FAA or the insurance companies? Even after a pilot earns all the necessary certificates and ratings your insurer may close the door on your perfect plane. We take a look at who really has the “final say” in aircraft selection and why the insurers say “no” to perfectly good pilots.