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ADS-B: Why you need to make the change now


The FAA is now requiring all aircraft support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) under the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System. NextGen is the modernization of the US air transportation system technology, featuring a transitioning of the ground-based radar systems for traffic control and aircraft separation to satellite-controlled systems. 

This upgrade will make flying safer, more efficient, and more accessible than ever before. Real-time ADS-B provides pilots with vital traffic, weather, and flight-information services, as well as broadcasts your aircraft’s GPS position to ground control and other aircraft with ADS-B receivers. 

With this modernization comes certain requirements of aircraft owners. Without the proper upgrades, you will not be able to fly in controlled areas, so it’s time to upgrade now

Upgrade Requirements

When Do I Need to Upgrade?

All aircraft must be properly equipped by January 1, 2020.

Do All Aircraft Need Upgrades?

Certain aircraft are exempt from this equipment requirement. The FAA has a Decision Flowchart to help you figure out if your aircraft needs any changes. For example, aircraft without electrical systems, such as balloons or gliders, are exempt. 

For more information on FAA airspace class requirements, see the table here.

Upgraded Technologies


A Universal Access Transceiver, or UAT, operates on 978 MHz (978UAT). UAT equipment costs generally are lower, and this frequency receives free weather information (not all UATs support the optional ADS-B In).”


“The 1090ES datalink uses a Mode S Extended Squitter transponder (1090 MHz; “ES” refers to ADS-B information appended to the Mode S data). 1090ES is required above 18,000 feet, outside of the United States, and for Part 135 operations. However, 1090ES does not receive weather data.”

Source – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Upgrade Financing

To make sure your aircraft stays in top flying condition, start planning your upgrade today. It’s free to get pre-approved with US Aircraft Finance. We offer fixed-rate aircraft loans with terms up to 25 years so we can tailor to your unique financial needs.  

For more information on refinancing and upgrade loans, check out our site here

You can also check out our blog, Financing Your Aircraft Purchase, for more helpful tools to estimate your payments and begin the application process today. 

You can also contact us directly here for more information on how USAF can help put your aircraft plans into action. 


Top 5 Things to See at Oshkosh 2019

It’s almost time again for the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event – undoubtedly one of our favorite aviation events of the year.

Celebrating their 50th anniversary in Oshkosh with 880 exhibitors and over 500,000 attendants, this year is sure to be a good one. It’s not too early to start planning for the July event, so we’ve created a list of our top five must-see highlights at Oshkosh 2019.

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Winter is here so let’s talk upgrades

Winter time is here and it’s a great time to get some work done on your aircraft. Our interest rates are hard to beat so why not look into putting the new avionic suite you have been dreaming of or new interior and paint this winter season. We are a direct lender so underwriting and approvals are quick and easy for qualified buyers. Lets talk insurance while your looking to upgrade your aircraft. Many times USAF Insurance can save pilots on their insurance needs as well. We will do all the leg work to find you the best rates available to you as we work with all “A” rated insurance companies.

Call US Aircraft Finance Today at 802 434-4100 or email us to get started

Happy Anniversary US Aircraft Finance

Time Flys with US Aircraft Finance and so can you

Happy 20th Anniversary to US Aircraft Finance,

All of us at US Aircraft Finance want to thank our customers for their loyalty and support during our 20 years in business. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon on your next aircraft purchase.

US Aircraft Finance now offers financing for select jet aircraft (noncommercial use) so if you are looking to move up to something bigger and faster do not hesitate to contact our office. We also offer 25 year term and some of the lowest rates in the industry for well qualified buyers.


Oshkosh 2018 23rd- July 29th 2018- Come join USAF

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 Pauline Fortune will be at the event all week long and look forward to meeting you. More to come in the coming months.

Hurricane Season and Carriers working with you

August 24, 2017
Hurricane Activity Notice and Aircraft Insurance 
Most carriers will reimburse for expenses (most up to $500)  to move an aircraft out of hurricane watch or warning areas. Contact your insurance agent today and get more information. If you are coming up on an insurance renewal and would like US Aircraft Finance & Insurance to get you new quotes for your aircraft, simply complete our on line insurance application and we will take care of the rest. We are here for you for all your insurance and finance needs. Call today 802 434-4100

Customer Review of US Aircraft Finance

US Aircraft Finance – Just wanted you to know I am using this plane all the time, and it’s become an incredible asset. I just had a conversation yesterday with a client in Social, where my competitor was charging $5k in “training” for 1 day on a product. I asked why it was so much and they claimed travel, hotel, etc etc. I replied “heck I can be there tomorrow in 2 hrs, train you for the day, and only bill you for half that.” He was blown away. ……..I know of no other way to offer such service to clients – and I couldn’t have done it without your financing.




USAF will be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and only 27 days to go


Come See US Aircraft Finance & Insurance in Exhibit Hangar A – Booth 1033 at Oshkosh EAA Airshow.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 is almost here!  Take a look at the exciting things that will be going on during the event.  Fill up your itinerary and sort through thousands of forums, workshops, special events, and much more.

Dave Savoie and Alex Savoie will be on site to meet everyone. Come and say hi and check our low rates, gather information, applications and even get pre approved while at the show.

Among the themes scheduled for each day are:

  • Monday, July 24: Opening day and a tribute to legendary aviator Bob Hoover, who died in October 2016.
  • Tuesday, July 25: Innovations Day, featuring the latest creations and inventions in the sky, plus a 25th anniversary celebration of the EAA Young Eagles program, which has flown more than 2 million young people since 1992.
  • Wednesday, July 26: Honoring the 75th anniversary of the famed Doolittle Raiders mission over Japan and the annual WomenVenture activities that encourage aviation participation by women of all ages.
  • Thursday, July 27: Commemorating the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean, and a look to the world’s future in space.
  • Friday, July 28: An Apollo space program reunion and EAA’s annual Salute to Veterans Day.
  • Saturday, July 29: Bomber Day, which welcomes a parade of bomber aircraft from throughout military history, plus an observance of the 8th Air Force’s 75th anniversary.
  • Sunday, July 30: Fox Valley Day, a thank-you to the Oshkosh region for the support of The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration held in Oshkosh since 1970, as well as what is known as the “world’s greatest aircraft departure show.

Don’t forget US Aircraft Finance can handle your aircraft insurance needs as well. Whether your getting a policy for the first time or need to renew we are here for you, just stop by Booth 1003 in Hangar A. The aviation insurance business is quite specialized however, the right insurance broker could save you money and headaches in the event of an accident so let US Aircraft Finance and Insurance help you in all of your aircraft needs.

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:

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



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

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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.