Letting Others Use Your Plane

Letting others use your airplane isn’t as simple as tossing them the keys. There are tax and federal regulations. It's important to know the rules, protect yourself from liability, and conduct safe and legal operations. If your plane operates on a Part 91 basis, you can’t loan out your plane and accept payment for it. [...]

By |2021-12-01T12:19:04-06:00December 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Dry Lease vs. Membership

There are a number of different options to consider when entering into private aviation. From chartering to full ownership, there's something for everyone (Ready to find out what's right for you? Take this quick quiz.). In this blog, we’re going to compare dry lease with membership. These options might be for you, if you are not [...]

By |2021-11-16T07:03:17-06:00November 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Charter vs. Fractional Ownership

There are a number of different options to consider when entering into private aviation. From chartering to full ownership, there's something for everyone (Ready to find out what's right for you? Take this quick quiz.). In this blog, we’re going to compare charter with fractional ownership. These lower cost options are a good place to start, [...]

By |2021-11-09T07:13:52-06:00November 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Legal and Due Diligence of Aircraft Acquisition

Fulfilling the dream of aircraft ownership is exciting, but it doesn't come without a couple of hoops. In this blog, we'll cover three areas to consider when navigating the legal and due diligence of aircraft acquisition. You can also check out these video highlights from an interview with Katie DeLuca, Partner at Harper Meyer, on [...]

By |2021-10-28T05:58:19-05:00October 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Selecting an Aircraft & Making an Offer

Navigating aircraft acquisition is equally exciting and overwhelming. After considering your mission and your budget, the next steps are to choose which aircraft is right for you and make an offer. Aircraft Selection When determining which aircraft is right for you, it is important to understand different aircraft types and capabilities.  Helicopters are great for [...]

By |2021-10-21T06:09:42-05:00October 21st, 2021|0 Comments

Aircraft Acquisition: What It Costs

Many dream of owning a private aircraft but are overwhelmed by costs and financing. In this blog, we'll address how to realistically estimate fixed annual and direct operating costs and how to evaluate your options when it comes to purchasing. There are two sections of budget to address when determining if private aircraft ownership is [...]

By |2021-10-14T11:57:08-05:00October 14th, 2021|0 Comments

Upgrade Paths: Hawker 800XP to Gulfstream G200

Some people shop for shoes or watches, others shop for airplanes. If you're here, that might be you. Whether you just like a new ride, or a little more elbow room, or even need the tax appreciation of an acquisition, upgrading your aircraft can be very beneficial. We often see mid-sized jet owners wanting to [...]

By |2021-09-23T12:37:25-05:00September 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Upgrade Paths: Learjet 60 to Challenger 300

 Many people choose Learjets for their speed, climb rate, and range over its competitors. They are the closest thing to a rocket ship in the lighter end of the jet market, but eventually owners want the more spacious cabin and longer range of a mid-size jet, and we often see them moving into a [...]

By |2021-09-23T12:37:18-05:00September 20th, 2021|0 Comments