A European Whirlwind Hunt

I was again on the hunt for a decent, ‘no issues’ BAe146 for a great client. I left on Saturday, October 21 bound for Bucharest, Romania. I landed in Bucharest around 6PM local, on Sunday night, by way of St. Louis, Detroit, and Amsterdam.

Greetings to my Blog Reader’s. In my seat headed to Bucharest from Amsterdam. I don’t look too bad for the wear, after 17 hours of travel.

Rainy Amsterdam

Hello Bucharest! Arrival into the Henri Coanda International Airport

The views from my Hotel Room

We spent Monday, and Tuesday at Romaero, at the Baneasa International Airport, across from the hotel, auditing this behemoth:

Wednesday, and Thursday we made a quick dash over to the UK to visit a CAMO located at the Biggin Hill Airport. If you need a darn-fine CAMO in Europe, I suggest that you look no further than Mike, and his staff; true professionals:

Terrific view of the London Eye, Parliament, and the Thames; arriving into London – Heathrow on a Tarom A320.

Friday I cam home, and yes, it was still raining in Amsterdam.

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Castles and Kings

Recently I travelled to the United Kingdom to audit for purchase, a charter configured BAe146-200. Unfortunately the aircraft did not pass muster for my client, so the last day there became a ‘free’ day which was used to visit Warwick Castle.

Next week I will be in the land of the ‘legendary Count Dracula’, auditing another BAe146 for purchase. More images shall follow later.

 

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NBAA 2017 BACE – Las Vegas

Last week many of us were in Las Vegas attending the Business Aviation Convention, and Exposition. I flew out the Thursday before with my lovely lady wife, so that we could enjoy what Las Vegas, and the surrounding area could offer us, all prior to my Delegate duties at the show.

We packed in an incredible amount of fun, in a short space of time, including seeing Celine Dion, a 600 mile R/T drive up the Extraterrestrial Highway (Area 51), Tonopah, as well as a drive down to below Sea Level in Death Valley. We also took a 1.5 hour chock-to-chock flight in an EC135 owned, and operated by Maverick Helicopters. This flight included a flight into – through, and landing for lunch, all in the Grand Canyon. Our suite at the Bellagio had three bathrooms!! And when Kim flew home on Monday, she was happy to have seen her cousin perform as a headliner in the ‘Solid Gold Soul’ show at Bally’s. With my wife flying Eastbound, Monday afternoon it was back to business for me.

After three solid days of great meetings, lunches, and dinners, I was glad to be flying Eastbound myself on Thursday.

Many people ask me if attending BACE is worth the investment in both time, and money? Well if I tried to see everyone that I did, all separately on individual trips, the money spent at BACE would have to be multiplied by at least 20 times. Therefore it is not only worth it – it would be too costly to not attend.

 

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How About This For Breaking News at JetBrokers?

Please forgive the old image of Me, Tom Crowell, Jr., and John Merry taken on the exhibits floor at an NBAA BACE several years ago. I like the picture so I wanted to share it with you. Boy, do we look young, and clean-cut here!

The breaking news that I want to share with you now, is that we have a JetBrokers News Blog, and this is my first posting!

From time-to-time all of ‘we’ JetBrokers will be posting pictures, videos, short blurbs, and other items that we hope you will find¬†interesting. I am very excited to have this direct connection with visitors to our website.

So, as the old adage states: “Watch this space.”

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