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.
indicate we've already found a pilot.
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.
Privileges, Good Total Time, and ratings and time in similar
experimental taildraggers 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. Approximately 2,600 miles.
= 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
For more information, call us at 763-389-9399. Specifications
are based upon owner's representations and subject to buyer's
verification. Aircraft are subject to prior sale or removal from
market. Registration numbers on photos may be altered or removed
to protect the privacy of the owner, and to ensure that buyers
will work with us to complete the purchase.