Information for Pilots & Aircraft Owners

Avmkt's Guide to Aircraft Ownership: PreBuy Inspection

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 9/23/19 5:03 PM

Conducting a prebuy or pre-purchase inspection of an aircraft is a crucial step in the purchase process. It could be the difference between a lifetime of smooth flying and sinking thousands into parts and repairs. recently spoke with Jamie Hildenbrandt, the President of Hildt Aviation, a full service maintenance operation based in Bennington, Vermont. Hildenbrandt is an FAA certified Airframe & Powerplant mechanic himself and holds FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) enabling him to perform a greater variety of maintenance and alterations as well as sign-off on required annual inspections. Hildt Aviation offers flat rate annual inspections and supports warranty repairs for Beechcraft, Cessna, and Piper aircraft as well as Lycoming engines.

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Topics: Cost of Flying

5 Things to Think of Before Doing a Leaseback of Your Aircraft to a Flight School

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 8/14/18 9:26 AM

While the idea of generating some income with your aircraft or at least defraying some of your annual operating costs sounds good, there are a number of hidden costs and issues with Flight School leaseback agreements.

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Topics: Cost of Flying

How To Save Money with the Free AirNav Fuel Stop Planner

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/14/18 9:02 AM

When you plan a cross country trip that requires a fuel stop, do you start by looking at your charts for logical stops and then check the fuel prices at these airports? Did you know there is an easier way to do this without all of the work?

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Topics: Flight Planning, Cost of Flying, Fuel Prices

What are the financial benefits of Angel Flight?

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/13/18 3:39 PM

In addition to supporting a great cause, becoming an Angel Flight pilot, can help you underwrite some of your flying and gives you more opportunities to fly.

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Topics: Fly More, Cost of Flying

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