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What is the Difference Between an Aircraft Dealer and a Broker?

What is the Difference Between an Aircraft Dealer and a Broker?

What is an Aircraft Dealer?
Aircraft dealers are typically businesses that take in airplanes in trade, or proactively buy inventory for the purpose of resale. Dealers are granted Dealer Registration Certificates from the FAA which exist as temporary registration documents during the period between buying and selling the plane.

Garmin G1000 vs. Avidyne Entegra Avionics

Garmin G1000 vs. Avidyne Entegra Avionics

I often get asked about comparisons between the Garmin G1000 and Avidyne Entegra systems. Many Piper, Cirrus, and Columbia aircraft originally debuted with Avidyne glass cockpit systems before later switching exclusively to the Garmin G1000 (or Garmin Perspective as Cirrus calls it). So what’s the difference between the Garmin G1000 and the Avidyne Entegra?

Why Hire an Aircraft Broker?

Why Hire an Aircraft Broker?

Most aircraft owners are smart, successful professionals who pride themselves on their ability to make good financial decisions. However, most aircraft owners will only buy or sell an aircraft a few times over the course of a lifetime. Even aircraft owners who intend to change planes every few years will quickly realize that having an experienced broker on their side can make the difference between a frustrating experience or successful transaction. Aircraft brokers can assist with selling or buying planes. So why should an owner hire an aircraft broker?

Brandon Ray Designated 6-Time Master CFI

Brandon Ray Designated 6-Time Master CFI

Brandon J. Ray, a 6-time Master and SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program. Brandon is the president and owner of High Performance Aviation, LLC where he specializes in aircraft sales and brokerage at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (CXO).

CubCrafters Unveils New Carbon Cub

CubCrafters Unveils New Carbon Cub

“Pilots who have flown the new prototype universally report that it climbs aggressively, handles beautifully, and is even more refined than the current models”, says Lervold. “In fact, the thrust generated by the new aircraft is 20% higher than any previous Carbon Cub!”

Textron Aviation Unveils the Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation Unveils the Cessna SkyCourier

The Cessna Caravan platform has set the standard in the single-engine utility category for decades. The Cessna SkyCourier will build on that proven success in the large-utility category, offering even greater capability and mission flexibility.

Risk Management in General Aviation

Risk Management in General Aviation

Risk Management in General Aviation Throughout our lives, we encounter and mitigate risk daily. Whether driving a car, walking down the street, or staying up late to watch the game, many of our everyday activities have some level of risk associated....

Ride in a Vintage Warbird for Veterans Day at KCXO

Ride in a Vintage Warbird for Veterans Day at KCXO

Come see the B-17 Flying Fortress “Texas Raiders” along with her Warbird friends at General Aviation Services, 5260 Central Parkway, Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Conroe, TX on Saturday Nov 11, 2017. Tours and rides from 10 AM until 4 PM.

A Cautionary Tale: Forced Landing After Engine Overhaul

A Cautionary Tale: Forced Landing After Engine Overhaul

A Cautionary Tale: Forced Landing After Engine Overhaul This is the story of an aircraft incident – not an accident. An accident, according the NTSB definition, is a flight operation in which “any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which...

8 Things ATC Wishes Pilots Would Not Do (Or Do Differently)

8 Things ATC Wishes Pilots Would Not Do (Or Do Differently)

The simulations can put dozens of real pilots and controllers in very realistic, high-traffic scenarios and, well, to paraphrase Sheldon Cooper, “the flying may be theoretical, but the fun is real!” Although it’s not usually the intent of the tests, they create an interesting crucible in which to examine the interactions between pilots and controllers.

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