Pups First Flight with US Aircraft Finance

Here at US Aircraft Finance, we not only support every pilot’s dream to fly, but also the opportunity to share that dream with their best friends.

Meet Cooper Hooper, a rescue pup who has come to love airborne family time! Flight-ready, he is thrilled to be accompanying his owner and personal pilot, Phil, on this trip.

“Enjoy this photo since your faith helped make it possible.” (Phil, current US Aircraft Finance and Insurance Customer)

While considering the safety and comfort of each passenger is inherent in successful travel, following are a few key points to note with respect to our pets:

  • If using a kennel, accustom your pet pre-flight and make sure that the door latches securely.
  • Gauge food and water needs on flight length and previous experiences.
  • Make sure tags show proper identification (including your travel contact information).
  • And speak with your vet regarding any specific care plans, particularly sedation.

If you like Cooper’s “Mutt Muffs,” visit: http://www.safeandsoundpets.com/index.html.

Our US Aircraft Finance family wishes Cooper, Phil, and the rest of their family well on all future travels together!

Customer Satisfaction is our Top Priority at US Aircraft Finance

 

Hi USAF,

I’ve thought about your company many times over the last two years and I’d like to tell you why…..  I’ll be very honest admitting that US Aircraft Finance were the only one that would finance the Malibu for my co-owner and I. I was very frightened the financing wouldn’t come to fruition and the dream of owning a Malibu would never happen. You were willing to offer the financing and the dream of owning a Malibu did came true.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having faith in us.  I’ve flown the Malibu over 300 hours since we acquired her and it’s a dream every single time she takes flights.

Eric- 4/20/17 -Happy US Aircraft Finance Customer

From US Aircraft Finance-

We invite you to give us a call to see if we can make your dreams come true with aircraft ownership, upgrading or overhauls. Call us today with any questions and lets see what US Aircraft Finance can do for you.

Join USAF at Oshkosh 2017 July 24th-July 30th

Come and see USAF at Oshkosh this year in Hangar A booth 1033. Whether your an existing customer or a potential new one we would love to meet you face to face and answer any finance and insurance questions you may have.  This year Alex Savoie and Rachel Rubin will be at the event all week long and look forward to meeting you. More to come in the coming months.

Thank You USAF

9/6/16

Yesterday I landed at home in KLHM in the new Bonanza!

The entire flight included travel over the bulk of the USA, covering over 2,000nm, taking ~ 15hrs.

My wife is super excited and impressed. My youngest son actually cried a bit with excitement over our new ability to see distant family.

None of this would have been possible without your excellent service and attention to detail on this sale. Thank you all SO MUCH for closing this deal so quickly on Thursday, and for all the prep work in advance!

This machine is truly a miracle to me, and a huge blessing for my family and friends. I can’t say thanks enough for your efforts!!!

AB

 

Is 3 times a Charm- Pilots Bill of Rights 2

For the third time in six months, the U.S. Senate passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR 2) yesterday.

PBOR 2 was included this time in the National Defense Authorization Act, which cleared the Senate by an 85-13 vote, but also faces a veto threat from President Obama because of restrictions to closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The Senate version of the defense authorization must next be reconciled with the House-passed version.

PBOR 2, which includes third-class medical reform and strengthens legal protections for pilots, first was cleared by the Senate in December as a standalone bill and then was included in comprehensive FAA reauthorization legislation that passed the Senate in April 2016. PBOR 2 measures also were included in the House version of FAA reauthorization, but the fate of that bill remains uncertain. The Senate has passed these reforms three times already, and the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 has 178 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House. It’s time for the House to take action and pass Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 so we can get much needed medical reforms.

 

What’s your Favorite- TTX or Cirrus?

I often get asked the question, “Which plane is your favorite? The TTx or the Cirrus?”  There are unique aspects to each airplane. Although they might fulfill similar missions, they each have their own benefits which will draw people to one or the other depending on their preferences.

Both airplanes are constructed primarily of composite materials. This allows for advanced aircraft design and laminar flow wings.

For all practical purposes, these engines are the same.  Each uses different methods of controlling the manifold pressure/RPM combination, but each has relatively similar performance. In the past, Cirrus used a turbo-normalizing system (SR22TN), but later switched to the Continental factory twin-turbocharger option similar to what Columbia/Cessna had been using.

In general, the TTx is approximately 5 to 15 knots faster than the SR22T. This varies based on operating parameters and installed equipment. For instance, FIKI, EVS, A/C on/off, etc. The overall economy (nautical miles per gallon) is going to be very close on both airplanes. So what’s your favorite?

I am still undecided but  invite you all to email me directly at: alex@usaircraft finance. com  to share your thoughts. We offer financing and insurance for both aircrafts and would like to hear what you have to say. Be well and fly safe!

 

 

TBO and Engine Overhauls-Understanding them made easy

There comes a time in the life of every piston aircraft when its engines must be overhauled. There’s no exception to this rule. Based on their TBO (Time Between Overhaul) ratings, every piston engine must be removed, taken apart, checked, serviced, have components repaired or replaced as needed, and then be reassembled and reinstalled by trained professionals in order to remain in service.

Piston engine TBO is predominantly predetermined by their manufacturers, based on a combination of their hours of service and their age. Each engine manufacturer has their own specific requirements, as far as what has to be done to an engine, in order to qualify as an engine overhaul.  Whatever is specified by engine OEMs such as Teledyne Continental Motors and Lycoming, the bottom line is that a piston engine will be removed from the aircraft and shipped to an engine facility. Once there, the engine will be completely disassembled and assessed for its overall condition. Different components of the engine will also be checked to see whether they meet new tolerance standards, serviceable tolerance standards, or are unserviceable.”

 

 

 

Changes are coming- Pilots Bill of Rights 2

The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which will go to the House for consideration now. The Senate passed the bill, which includes third class medical reform, by unanimous consent on Dec. 15 2015. The bill must also pass the House, where it has 152 bipartisan cosponsors, before it can go to the president for his signature

The passage of the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 shows that members of the Senate recognize the value of supporting the general aviation community. This legislation will help hundreds of thousands of general aviation pilots by saving them time, money, and frustration while giving them tools they need to take charge of their health and fitness to fly.

To read the bill in its entirety see below:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/571/text

Answers about ADS-B

Why is the FAA deploying ADS-B technology?

ADS-B is an environmentally friendly technology that enhances safety and efficiency, and directly benefits pilots, controllers, airports, airlines, and the public. It forms the foundation for NextGen by moving from ground radar and navigational aids to precise tracking using satellite signals.

With ADS-B, pilots for the first time see what controllers see: displays showing other aircraft in the sky. Cockpit displays also pinpoint hazardous weather and terrain, and give pilots important flight information, such as temporary flight restrictions.

ADS-B reduces the risk of runway incursions with cockpit and controller displays that show the location of aircraft and equipped ground vehicles on airport surfaces – even at night or during heavy rainfall. ADS-B applications being developed now will give pilots indications or alerts of potential collisions.

ADS-B also provides greater coverage since ground stations are so much easier to place than radar. Remote areas without radar coverage, like the Gulf of Mexico and parts of Alaska, now have surveillance with ADS-B.

Relying on satellites instead of ground navigational aids also means aircraft will be able to fly more directly from Point A to B, saving time and money, and reducing fuel burn and emission.

 

Be Ready as Hurricane Season is Here

Many aircraft owners have suffered partial or complete losses of their aircraft due to hurricane and tropical storms. Their stories, when taken as a whole, allow us to make some practical recommendations about how to plan for hurricanes, and advice on securing your plane in the days and hours before a storm makes landfall. Please note that these suggestions do not constitute directives for our insured customers. Your insurance policy is the sole and definitive source for understanding you responsibilities as a policy holder.

Many aircraft owners have a contingency plan for relocating their aircraft to airfields outside of the projected hurricane path. By maintaining a current list of airports and their contact information, pilots can make informed decisions that take into account the most accurate projection for size and direction of the storm. Sometimes, the best or only alternative is to leave the aircraft in its current location. The decision will be based on many factors that can vary, depending on personal and external circumstances. Wherever your plan is based, wind is the primary threat. The cost of relocation is often reimbursed by the insurance carrier but there are limitations and requirements for said reimbursement so check with your carrier.

Given the intense rains that accompany hurricane season, saturated ground can prove unreliable for tie downs anchors. Moreover, rope and chain strenght is key factor in determining whether an aircraft will remain firmly tethered or will break free. For our customers living in hurricane vulnerable areas, our advice is to invest in top- quality rope or chain. Verifying its original strengthen rating annually, make sure the ends are not frayed, and double it up as a storm approaches. We also caution pilots to monitor the level of ground saturation from previous rainstorms if their anchors are fixed in natural soil. Anchors secured in concrete are always the best option.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office during normal business hours M-F 8:30am-5:30pm EST at 1-888-654-8723.