Purchasing an airplane is often looked at as a daunting task. There are many caveats to be aware of and it is a large transaction. Some typical missions for airplane owners are to build time instead of renting, flying to different locations for business, strictly for fun, commuting and for commercial air transport operations. Within these typical missions are certain factors that must be considered. Some of these questions to ask yourself are what and how much you want to carry? How far do you want to go?
When it comes to high altitude, i.e., turbo or supercharged engines, there are a lot of misconceptions. The vast majority of general aviation piston engines are normally aspirated, resulting in a good amount of flight instructors, commercial pilots, and private pilots alike that do not have any practical experience working with forced induction systems.
We are pleased to welcome Randy DeLong to High Performance Aviation as our new Aircraft Sales Associate. With an aviation career spanning 42 years, he has seen many changes in airplanes, avionics, and the air traffic control system. Randy’s extensive experience across flight operations and maintenance give him unique insight into important ownership considerations. We look forward to working with Randy, and trust our clients will too as they benefit from Randy’s aviation experience and ability to craft solutions for owners transitioning between aircraft.
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.
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?
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 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).
“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!”
In 2017, more than 590,000 people and 10,000 airplanes made Oshkosh home of “aviation’s family reunion” that included aircraft of all ages, sizes, and configurations.
Experience your personal hypoxia symptoms in the FAA’s Portable Reduced Oxygen Training Enclosure (PROTE).
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 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....
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 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...
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.
Loss of Control On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, John Hollingshead, Commercial Pilot, CFI, CFII, MEI, High Performance Aviation, LLC will present an FAA Safety Team talk on Loss of Control. Loss of control can happen in any phase of flight, in any...