“For over fourteen years, I have had the privilege of working with clients transitioning into their new and used airplanes. As a professional pilot, flight instructor, and aircraft broker, I understand that owners want to be smart and successful with their aircraft sale or purchase. The problem is, airplane owners have limited time and experience which makes them feel nervous and uncertain.
We believe our clients deserve to make the most money possible and sell their aircraft quickly. We understand what it’s like to feel nervous and uncertain when faced with a big decision, which is why we provide clarity to our clients with a proven plan and a track record of results.”
Brandon Ray holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science from LeTourneau University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2007 and a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors (top 20%) in 2022 with majors in Management, Marketing and Operations Management.
He is a Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, and AGI, as well as an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic. Brandon is certified as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) with PIC type ratings in the SF50, CE-525S, CE-650, EMB-145, A320, and B737. Brandon is a 7-time Master Flight Instructor.
Flight Instructor / Factory Instructor Pilot / Director of Training
Brandon has over 12 years of flight instruction experience working with primarily with private aircraft owners. He has trained students at LeTourneau University from Private through Commercial, CFI, and CFII. As a Factory Instructor Pilot for Cessna Aircraft Company, he trained new owners in all piston aircraft models, including the Cessna 400 Corvalis TT. He served as Director of Training for two Part 135 charter management companies in Texas, developing and managing training for aircraft models ranging from the Piper Meridian, King Air 200, Citations and Challengers. Since 2009, Brandon has actively instructed private aircraft owners though HPA, with customized training courses and insurance checkouts. He has taught clients from around the world including individuals, universities, and flight departments. In addition Brandon has been trusted by local, state, and federal agencies around the country to train their pilots to the highest standards.
Professional Pilot / Airline Pilot
Brandon has flown in a variety of aircraft types including turboprops, corporate jets and airlines. He has flown charter and corporate operations in the Piper Meridian, King Air 200, and Citation VII. His experience includes operating aircraft for three different Part 121 airlines including regional, major, and legacy carriers, flying in the Embraer 145, Airbus 320, and the Boeing 737. His flight experience includes the USA, Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Canada.
Sales and Acquisitions
Since 2009, Brandon has been actively involved in aircraft sales and brokerage, focusing on modern glass-cockpit piston aircraft. He previously worked as a sales rep for an authorized dealer of Cessna Aircraft Company, and for over a decade has served clients through his role at HPA. Brandon helps clients navigate the aircraft ownership process including market analysis, aircraft selection, negotiations, purchase agreements, escrow, prebuy, and closings. When clients are ready to sell, Brandon leads all aspects of the sales process including photography/videography, marketing, advertising, lead management, negotiations, and closing. Brandon’s expertise is instrumental in advising owners transitioning from piston to turbine aircraft. HPA provides clients a clear transition path to help them reach the flight levels as their missions expand.