I figured "hey, images are cool!" Well, they may be cool, but this one does nothing to explain to a potential client how they go about getting an airplane at their airport, how to get trained, or how much it will cost. If you look at our website or brochure, you see lots of information, about WHY we are here and WHO we are, but you have to dig deep to learn HOW it works. That is partly on purpose, as we want to talk to you. Or rather, we want to LISTEN to you -our job is to figure out your needs and meet them. Own as much of an airplane as you need. No more, no less.
So, let's get simple:
Step 1: We chat. If you are interested, we take a refundable reservation deposit of $100.00. )
Step 2: We get organized. We need 2-16 people at an airport in order to place a plane so we work together with you to get the word out. (8 is the standard number of shares per plane.)
- We can establish a Flight Center at this location if staff, space, and budget allow.
- Or, one of the share owners of the plane can be "managing owner." For a break on the monthly maintenance fee, they manage the aircraft for us.
- Or, if there is an active flight center nearby, that center can manage your plane as well.
Step 3: Once we have enough interest at a location, we sign some papers and take deposits.
Step 4: We order a plane from Bristell USA LP or if the owners wish, we secure an alternative aircraft on the open market. (We like SportCruiser/PiperSport and Flight Design.)
Step 5: Plane arrives, we finish the share allocation process and hand over the keys. (We make a big deal about this part, look for a future post showing the delivery process.)
Step 6: New owners begin Sport Pilot training or transition training with an AAP-designated Flight Pro.
Step 7: Monthly Maintenance Fee paid to AAP for all recurring expenses except fuel. (This includes storage, insurance, maintenance, reserves, etc.)
We Manage. You Fly. That's it.
Interested in a shared ownership opportunity at your location? An email or phone call is all it takes.