Member of the newly formed
Professional Aircraft Appraisers Organization and the National Aircraft Appraisers Association since 2009
Appraising an aircraft is a in depth and time consuming process. Each aircraft is a unique piece of equipment. Our service includes an in-depth review of all the aircraft logbooks, STC paperwork, and FAA Form 337’s. We then examine the interior and exterior of the aircraft and itemize the avionics and other equipment installed in or attached to the aircraft. We evaluate the condition of the paint, upholstery, glass, carpets and fabrics. The finished report is anywhere from 8 to 15 pages long with pictures of both the interior and exterior. From beginning to end the process takes about a week to complete.
Alpha 1 Aircraft Appraisals Services
At Alpha 1 Aircraft Appraisals, we take care to provide our customers high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available to answer your questions, 7 days a week. We are professional, courteous and efficient.
(Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices)
Since 2001 the IRS has moved toward accepting only USPAP appraisals on charitable contributions over $5000.00. In addition to the standard NAAA Appraisal the USPAP report includes a comparison with two similar aircraft. This is your guarantee that the value is exactly as it should be. This report takes anywhere from 5 to 7 days to complete because it is much more labor intensive.
We DO NOT do desktop appraisal because they cannot adequately determine the value of an aircraft. Each aircraft is so unique that, without seeing the particular piece of equipment, it would be impossible to determine a fair market value.
If you are purchasing an airplane for the first time, or unsure of what you need in the way of an aircraft, we can help you through the task of determining what aircraft best fits your needs. Please contact us for nore information.