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Aircraft Appraisals

Watauga Flight Service, LLC can provide you with a prompt, credible, and unbiased aircraft appraisal.  We look at every aircraft without preconceived ideas about its conditions or value.  Our job in providing an appraisal is to provide you with the most accurate idea as possible of what your aircraft is currently worth in the market.  We will take into consideration many factors when we appraise aircraft.  Condition of the airframe, aircraft records (logbooks), avionics, paint, and interior are just some of the many factors which we look at when appraising an aircraft.  We do not provide desktop appraisals.  In order to provide a certified appraisal we must physically examine the aircraft, and its records.  This is how we are much different than other companies offering desktop appraisals.  An airplane is a complex piece of machinery, and values can vary dramatically based on so many factors.  Most of these factors can not be determined by a number of pictures emailed along with a spec sheet. 

We are able to provide appraisals compliant with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.  We have received the training and passed the exam from the Appraisal Foundation which allows us to perform these types of appraisals.  These types of appraisals may be used for lending purposes, estate settlement, IRS, and legal proceedings.  In addition to this we can also act as an expert witness in legal proceedings in regards to aircraft valuation.  In addition to being qualified to perform USPAP compliant appraisals I am also a cerfified member of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) one of the largest, and most established organizations for appraisers who concentrate on the business of aircraft appraisal.

My aviation experience stretches back to 1988 when I began flying.  In 1991 I earned my private pilot certification.  In 1994 I earned an Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic  Certificate.  I continued my education and in 1997 graduated with a B.S. in Missionary Aviation Technology.  In addition to the degree I earned a Commercial Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating.  After graduation I went on to recieve a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (Instrument), Multi-Engine Rating, Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, and Multi-Engine Instructor Rating.  Since beginning flying I have logged nearly 7000 hours of flight time in a number of aircraft.  I also provide initial and recurrent flight training in a number of aircraft including the PA46, Malibu, Mirage, Meridian, Matrix, JetProp, Cessna 340, Cessna 414, Cessna 421, Cessna 425, Cessna P210, Beechcraft Baron 58, 58P, King Air A90, B90, C90, E90, F90, King Air 200, and B200.  For more information on our flight training click this link www.FlightTrainOnline.com.