Cessna 210, Cessna T210, Cessna P210
With over 45 years of experience purchasing aircraft, Chuck is available to assist you in determining the aircraft make and model that best suits your needs. Once that decision has been reached, he can assist you with finding, selecting, and inspecting “your” airplane.
1. Determine which specific aircraft meets your mission profile and desires.
2. Review aircraft logs and advise you on any questions that arise, prepare a list of questions for the seller to answer, and discuss with seller if you desire.
3. Review the POH/AFM for all appropriate changes and supplements of optional equipment.
4. Perform a visual inspection externally and internally for defects - in many cases it can be done with photographs after advising the seller on the specific photographs desired.
5. Discuss any aircraft damage issues with you and/or the seller.
6. Make you aware of common problems of various installed equipment and modifications.
7. Be a sounding board for cost vs benefit of particular item.
8. Utilizing a proprietary pre-buy Airborne flight checklist, actually test fly the airplane and determine what is working correctly in the airplane and what is not working, including engine performance, landing gear, flight controls, flats, and all optional installed equipment (such as supplemental lighting, fuel tanks, and I systems etc.) and avionics.
9. Provide opinions relating to actual buying price after reviewing all of the above.
Sometimes it is helpful to put a third party into the buying process, as he becomes your advocate and can question and negotiate on your behalf. You can still make the decisions, but you're purchasing advocate can take the tough questions to the seller and/or can give you the questions if you wish to negotiate directly without a buffer.
Rate: Billed hourly at $150 an hour