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1969 Piper Cherokee 235 SCHEDULED
2019 Zenith 750 on Amphibs SCHEDULED

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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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Date: Aircraft: From: To: Status:
08/06/20 1969 Piper Cherokee 235 Regional Airport Waterloo, Iowa (KALO) Capitol Drive Airport Brookfield, Wisconsin (02C) Map SCHEDULED
Airline Privileges, Good Total Time, and Time in Type. sufficient for insurance company approval, The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. As for fuel expense, just say "plus fuel".Call me to discuss. 204 miles PTP

08/03/20 1964 Mooney M20E Turbo Burlington, Vermont (KBTV) Henderson, Nevada (KHND) Map ON HOLD
Client may have found his own pilot.

Client would like the flight to take place between Aug 10-22nd.

NOTE: Flight will be under Ferry permit after FBO inspection.
Airline Privileges, Good Total Time. Aircraft flies up to 25,000 feet, modern IFR panel. Pilot to provide portable oxygen. Insurance requires: 1. Private pilot or higher 2. instrument rating 3. 300 total hours 4. 25 hours retractable time 5. 10 hours in M20. Flight is 1950 nautical miles. Please give us an estimate of total cost, breaking out your daily rate and other expenses. As for fuel, just say "plus fuel".

07/26/20 1971 Cardinal RG Aberdeen, South Dakota (KABR)
(Served by Delta)
-- See Comment -- When: Friday July 31st. COMPLETED
The client from Texas is picking up this plane himself, being accompanied by his CFI. The CFI has no Cardinal RG time, but if we can find a CFI with a minimum of 10 hours Cardinal RG time to give the Texas CFI a checkride, the insurance company will cover their trip home. The client would like an breakdown estimate of total expense, needed meals and motel, ground transportation, and your fee to do this. If you are a CFI with Cardinal RG time, Good Total Time, and have Airline Privileges, please call me right away to discuss.

07/24/20 2019 Zenith 750 on Amphibs Green Bay, Wisconsin (KGRB) Herkimer, New York (NY26)
60 miles from KSYR in Syracuse.
Map SCHEDULED
Difficulty: The insurance company insists on previous Zenith 750 experience and a seaplane rating.
Airline Privileges a Plus, Good Total Time, Seaplane Rating, and Time in Make and Model. sufficient for insurance company approval, The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. As for fuel expense, just say "plus fuel".Call me to discuss. 656 miles PTP
07/10/20 1977 Cessna 172N Skyhawk
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Charleston, West Virginia (CRW) John Wayne Airport - Santa Ana, California (SNA) Map COMPLETED
Airline Privileges, Good Total Time, and Time in Type. sufficient for insurance company approval, The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. As for fuel expense, just say "plus fuel".Call me to discuss. 2037 miles PTP

07/06/20 Cessna 182 Skylane Charleston, West Virginia (CRW) Rockford, Illinois (RFD) Map COMPLETED
Airline Privileges, Good Total Time, and Time in Type. sufficient for insurance company approval, The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. As for fuel expense, just say "plus fuel".Call me to discuss. 475 miles PTP

06/22/20 2011 Cessna 162 Skycatcher Dumas, Arkansas (OMO) Honesdale, Pennsylvania (Cherry Ridge Airport -N30) Map COMPLETED
Airline Privileges are a PLUS. Good Total Time, and Time in Type. sufficient for insurance company approval, ideally with actual Cessna 162 time. The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. As for fuel expense, just say "plus fuel".Call me to discuss. 1030 miles PTP

05/28/20 1946 Ercoupe Denver, Colorado (KCFO)
Formerly known as "Front Range Airport" (KFTG)
Fort Wayne, Indiana (KSMD Map PENDING
I have heard from several pilots, and will be discussing with the client this week.
Airline Privileges, Good Total Time, and Time in Type. The client would like an estimate of total expense, including your daily rate. As for fuel expense, just say "plus fuel".Call me to discuss. 1,040 miles


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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