Why Partner with Me?
Hi, I am Steve Thompson, and this is why you should consider engaging me as your aviation partner.
I have General Aviation experience. There are a lot of experienced aviation professionals helping aircraft buyers and sellers. Many of these professionals have impressive military and airline pilot experience, or extensive corporate sales experience, but that doesn't go far when it comes to General Aviation. General Aviation is a different world.
Since an early age, I have been part of General Aviation aircraft sales and acquisition when my family owned a Cessna dealership. That experience exposed me to all facets of General Aviation. At the FBO, I worked the line, served fuel, worked in maintenance, and spent time in the sales office. I even did aircraft repossession. I've seen General Aviation like very few have.
I know airplanes. I've flown, owned, serviced, consulted on, and sold many General Aviation aircraft models over the years, becoming intimately familiar with their systems, designs, capabilities and quirks. I regularly perform market analysis for customers, so I know the market.
I have experience in airplanes. I have significant experience in high performance and complex aircraft, high-wing and low-wing, aerobatic, certificated and experimental aircraft, and nowadays I spend a majority of my time in tailwheel aircraft. I average over 250 hours a year of flying, and I am closely integrated into the aviation community. You can certainly say that I "live and breathe General Aviation".
I know business. With significant corporate leadership experience, I know how to execute the deal. I know how to pull in the right players at the right time. I understand the challenges that come up in these transactions, and I know how to work through them in a way that best benefits you.
I get to know you. Whereas other General Aviation consulting or sales professionals often work for large conglomerates, with significant overhead, I am a one man show. I want a great business relationship with you. I take the time to understand your situation, and I work with you in an advisory capacity to help you achieve your goal.
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