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To help keep expenses and travel time down, we try to hire a ferry pilot reasonably close to the point of origin or the destination, or at least along the flight path. For example, we wouldn't normally hire a pilot from California to deliver a plane from Boston to Miami.





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I post most, but not all flights. Sometimes, I know exactly who to call to handle the job. But, if I can't get the trip covered quickly, I will post it here. If you have time-off coming up, and can handle a flight, please give me a call.

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Date: Aircraft: From: To: Map: Status:
06/13/22 1973 Cessna 150L (IFR Certified) Butler, Pennsylvania (KBTP) Marina Municipal Airport, California (KOAR) Map COMPLETED
Airline Privileges, (No airline privileges but lots of experience? Give me a call and let's discuss.) Good Total Time, and time in similar aircraft sufficient for insurance company approval, The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. . As for "fuel", just say "plus fuel". Call me to discuss. 2253 miles PTP

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Aurora Municipal Airport (near Chicago) KARR Elmdale Airport in Abilene, Texas (82TS) Map COMPLETED
Airline Privileges, Good Total Time, and time in similar aircraft sufficient for insurance company approval, The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. . As for "fuel", just say "plus fuel". Call me to discuss. 905 miles PTP

05/29/22 ON HOLD
From the client: "I'm looking for a pilot to fly some survey lines over the following Islands: St Lucia Antigua Tobago Barbados We're estimating about 30 hours of flying over about a week. If this project becomes a go, we'd want to depart Florida mid next week. The aircraft can then be returned to Florida. It is a 206 with the extended range tanks. Please let me know if you have anyone who may have interest, and any questions that arise."

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Abbreviations:
PTP = Point To Point (distance)
TMM = Time in Make & Model
IR = Instrument Rated
CE = Considerable Experience
(TMM, Total Time, Years)
CFI = Certified Flight Instructor
CWA = Client Will Accompany Pilot
OOA = Out Of Annual
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I am acting as an agent in this transaction, placing you in touch with a client needing an airplane ferried. I am paid by the client, generally $125 for single engine or light twin in the lower 48 states. Finding pilots for over-water or foreign trips is more, or if you require a CFI to accompany you, or an A&P mechanic to inspect the plane before ferrying it. Whatever arrangement you make with the client is between the two of you, and you agree that I am not responsible in anyway for the aircraft or the transaction. Be sure that I have a copy of your flight resume', so that I can provide information about you to the client and the insurance company covering the flight. You fly under the owner's policy.

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It is the responsibility of the client to approve the pilot as qualified to fly the plane and make the deal, and to provide insurance coverage. It is your responsibility to deliver the plane and be paid directly by the client. You are not a Kamakazee, and you should expect the plane to be in airworthy condition. Out-of-Annual aircraft, with a ferry permit, are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Call me to move your plane quickly.Generally, our veteran pilots charge $250 to $350 a day for light aircraft in the lower 48 states, sometimes more, sometimes less, plus all the expenses of the trip, including fuel, meals, motels, charts, and needed ground transportation. Twin-engine and more complex aircraft generally command higher fees. Time is generally computed from the time you leave home, until you arrive back home. Clients need to get you to an airport for the trip home, and often tip for a job well done.

Clients sometimes ask us for pilots with CFI and CFI II experience, and they want to ride along to log required insurance time. Some ferry pilots charge extra for that service, others do not.

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Some planes cruise at faster speeds and take more fuel, but use less motel, meals, and pilot time. Often, the plane is full of fuel at the beginning of the trip, courtesy of the seller, saving the buyer some cost, and pilots tned to fly longer into the evening during the Summer months, covering more distance per-day. Winter trips, on the other hand, tend to take longer and are more expensive. Also, VFR flights often require the purchase of charts, where IFR-equipped planes often have modern GPS equipment, saving that expense. If charts are necessary, we need to pass that expense on to the client, and quote "so much a day for the pilot, plus fuel and charts"... And, again, we remind the client of the custom to "tip the pilot" for good service. Some clients do, others don't.

All parties, including pilot, aircraft owner, and anyone else involved, agree that I am simply providing contact with pilots willing to ferry aircraft, do not warranty the qualifications or abilities of pilots presented, and am held harmless from all subsequent actions.

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