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Impact of New Tax Bill on Aircraft Values

Impact of New Tax Bill on Aircraft Values

It is difficult, if not impossible, to isolate the exact impact of the new tax bill on aircraft values. There are many concurrent factors that may have an impact on aircraft values e.g. the economy, regulatory environment and inventory, to name a few. However, we can observe what has been going on in the market Read More

Managed Co-Ownership

Managed Co-Ownership

Innovative ownership model goes from concept to reality, receiving a positive market response. Since the Wright Brothers, operators have fought to leverage the benefits of aviation at a sensible cost. Over a century late, aircraft users flying less than 200 hours per year are engaging in the same battle.  Last year, a new company Partners Read More

Iguanas, Tortoises & Bad Gas

Iguanas, Tortoises & Bad Gas

Several years ago, we decided to fly our Cessna 340 from its home base in Washington State (KBVS) down through Mexico and Central America to Ecuador, and then 600 nm across the Pacific to the Galapagos. Well-maintained airplane; two high-time ATP pilots; veteran passenger wives; two airplanes in loose company (a Baron and Cirrus) and Read More

It’s All About the Ice

It’s All About the Ice

For some reason, you long ago quit making saliva. Your mouth is so dry it is hard to swallow. Your hands are cold, but at the same time strangely wet with sweat, as are your ears under the Bose headsets. And finally, if all these symptoms of stress were not enough, you just realized a Read More

Garmin GFC 600

Garmin GFC 600

New autopilot is a retrofit game-changer. Bottom line: I really like the GFC 600 autopilot! My impression is that the GFC 600 will be the industry-standard retrofit solution for the Twin & Turbine fleet in record time. It is smooth, precise, interfaces easily with the pilot, and has a bunch of neat features that dramatically Read More