Aircraft Buyer Assistance Program
The Virtual Airplane Broker buyer assistance program is designed to help you select a plane that best fits your needs regardless of who currently owns it and have your transaction handled by a professional. You’ll receive knowledgeable consultation about each and every aircraft that interests you and we’ll provide an educated opinion as to their values, enabling you to quickly sort through the choices. You won’t have to waste time looking at planes that you shouldn’t buy and will have the confidence to know when you should act promptly to secure that awesome deal.
Nobody works like we do. We’re your wing-man.
How it works
Get started today by creating an account with our online interface (we call that your FlightPlan). This is where you’ll be able to share aircraft selections, notes and decisions with your Wing-man.
Activate your account by paying the service fee and we’ll get a Wing-man assigned to you right away. Within a few short minutes you’ll be on your way to realizing the dream of owning your own plane with the confidence that you made the best decision possible.
We’ve built some pretty slick surveys to get the answers we need from you in as few questions as possible.
We believe in getting a clear picture in the beginning and adjusting the course of action from there. We’ll have your preferences stored so that we can keep an eye out for any opportunities that might fit your criteria.
Once you’ve completed the survey, it’s time to begin that search for the perfect plane for you.
Our easy to use online interface allows you to share details about aircraft for which you have interest with your Wing-man. From there we’ll consult with you on the fit for your mission and establish next steps.
Fit for mission?
We make sure that the aircraft you are considering are a good fit for your mission, your abilities and your budget. We factor in your responses on our mission survey so that we can make sure the airplane matches your intended usage patterns along with making sure it falls within something you would be comfortable with.
How good a buy is it?
Unfortunately not all aircraft are accurately listed on the market. Sometimes important details are left out that can significantly effect the value of the airplane. We make sure that the airplane you are buying doesn’t have a forecast of bad news by making you aware of costly maintenance items that could be in the not so distant future.
Before you sign on the dotted line, we’ll review any airworthiness items and make sure they’re taken care of.
For each of your aircraft selections, you’ll receive a thorough valuation consultation. We’ll make sure you don’t overpay and we’ll let you know when we think you should act quickly to lock in a great deal.
The right plane ultimately emerges
Well into the sorting process after the planes that were not a good fit have been tossed aside and those that are have been fine tuned, it is time to move to the next phase. At this time, you will know in your heart that this is the plane for you. We listen to gut instincts after all other elements have passed the test.
You tell us what you’re willing to pay and what you would like to pay. Our aircraft sales experts will put their negotiating cap on just for you. Don’t even worry about picking up the phone – we’ll call you with the good news!
Rest assured, you are in good hands. Our negotiators know what they are doing and they’re good at it. Our Wing-men have gone through extensive training, giving them the skills and the experience to make the deal. Many come from a background of purchasing aircraft for resale. This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. It is not an easy task to buy a plane at a price that enables it to be re-sold immediately for a profit. With this kind of skill on your side, you are now in a fantastic position. Although this is not the primary reason for our service, we have never had a client who has NOT saved more from the asking price than the fee for our service. Many have saved substantially more….like thousands!
It’s time to take ownership! We’ll help you get your paperwork in line, hook you up with financing if you need it and help you plan the inspection and delivery in a safe way.
Not yet ready to be PIC of the plane you just purchased? No problem. We have qualified ferry pilots all over the country, many of them CFI’s to help you get that baby home safely. Not only will you succeed in getting the plane where it needs to be, you will also learn valuable lessons and will gain the experience of a lifetime.
Here's what our customer's are saying...
I am new to aviation and a student pilot. I have been looking at buying plane since January of 2017, but ran into multiple roadblocks. There are so many option and as a new to aviation person, there is no way to tell if I am getting a good deal or buying a junk. After 4 unsuccessful very frustrating attempts I got Keith’s reference from another pilot who bought his first plane from him. I called Keith, we hit it off in the first few mins. While talking to him I realized Keith knows what he is talking about and has a lot of experience that I can count on. I signed him up rt there on the phone. After I hung up, I sent a few of the planes I was looking at, including one that I had decided not to buy due to my very limited knowledge on planes. In few hours Keith did his research, went through the log books, reached out to the seller, called me back and said this is the plane and its at a great price. In next few hours, he negotiated the price by almost 10% with the seller, worked on purchase agreement, got it signed by me and the seller and worked with me till everything was in order, and it was 11:30 PM. All this, without a penny down.
The aircraft was based half way around the country, Keith was able to review logs, ask the right questions to the seller to determine I am buying something good or completely junk before I would book a commercial flight to go see it. Being a student I cant fly it myself for 1200 miles, Keith arranged for a pro pilot to go meet me over there, do a pre-buy inspection and if everything checked out (which he was confident it would), we will fly her home. Booked my ticket, met another gem of a pilot, did the pre-buy, flew her home, learned a ton in the process.
The best decision I ever made was to hire VAB. Their minimal fees is well worth it and it paid for itself within first few hours. Couldn’t have done it without you. If I ever sell / buy a plane, its gonna be with you.
Appreciate what you do VAB.