4 12, 2018

Chuck Yeager “Rocket Man”

By |2018-12-04T16:10:48+00:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Bell X-1E was 31 feet long, with a wingspan of 22 feet, 10 inches. The rocketplane’s empty weight was 6,850 pounds and fully loaded, it weighed 14,750 pounds. Supersonic speeds, 80,0000 of altitude and an unlimited budget is what VREF calls, The rocketplane was powered by a Reaction Motors XLR11-RM-5 rocket engine that produced 6,000 pounds of thrust. The engine burned ethyl alcohol and liquid oxygen. The X-1E carried enough propellants for 4 minutes, 45 seconds burn. [...]

15 11, 2018

10 Shocking Airplane Facts Every Frequent Flyer Needs to Know About

By |2018-11-15T15:12:08+00:00November 15th, 2018|Educational|

On average, there are about 9,728 planes with 1,270,406 people in the air at any given time. That’s more than thrice the population of Iceland! There are a lot of facts about airplanes and aviation that can be mind-blowing. For example, did you know that traveling by air is safer than traveling by car? Although people, in general, are uncomfortable with flying, planes are quite safe. We have more airplane facts for you below, which we hope will [...]

9 11, 2018

Hugh Hefner’s DC-9 the Real Playboy Mansion!

By |2018-11-09T15:55:39+00:00November 9th, 2018|Educational|

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, perhaps the most recognizable private jetliner in the sky was Hugh Hefner’s personal McDonnell Douglas DC-9.  Perhaps for its unusual black paint job, but more likely, the spotlight enhanced silhouette of Hefner’s signature white rabbit in a white bowtie on its tailfin   Hefner purchased the plane when he was 43. He had the 119-foot plane custom-made for him after a 1966 trip to London. "I saw the future when I [...]

30 10, 2018

Elvis Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog!

By |2018-10-30T21:05:58+00:00October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Elvis Presley, regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20thCentury for his screen and stage performances and larger than life persona, also had one of the largest fleets of private jets in existence for the time. Elvis's first private jet, sporting a distinctive red and white color scheme, was a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar. The aircraft featured a lush red velvet and wood appointed interior. One of only 204 planes built by Lockheed and Jetstar, [...]

10 10, 2018

VREF Releases Aircraft Analytic Charting Tools at NBAA-BACE 2018

By |2018-10-10T18:28:24+00:00October 10th, 2018|Press Release|

Aviation's Most Trusted Value Reference Guide VREF Releases First of its kind aircraft trader and broker tools for charting and comparing indexes, commodities and economic data to aircraft historical data CHICAGO, IL, USA, October 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2018 VREF Releases Aircraft Analytic Charting Tools at NBAA-BACE 2018 VREF Aircraft Reference Value & Appraisal Services, Aviation’s Most Trusted Valuation Guide, in yet another first for the aviation market, released its Analytic Charting [...]

8 10, 2018

James Brown’s 1965 Learjet 23 cost $713,000 in 1966

By |2018-10-08T21:27:27+00:00October 8th, 2018|Educational|

Do you know why James Brown was always saying, “I feeeeel Good!” ? It’s because he rode everywhere in a Learjet. The Lear was one of many aircraft James owned. James Brown was a long time aviator. In fact, he was the previous owner of the Beech H18 aircraft that Otis Redding was killed in. And one of his dreams was to get to fly aboard the Airbus A380 before he died. When Brown purchased this Learjet with aircraft [...]

5 10, 2018

VREF Market Update June 2018

By |2018-10-05T15:33:25+00:00October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The first Quarter is behind us, and it is less then a month to EBACE. It’s hard to believe that the first half of the year is just about behind us. Just like the temperatures starting rise, aviation is also getting hot or should we say warmer? Activity levels are up, which means there are more active buyers and inventory levels in many categories are trending down. It's the best news many of us have heard in a [...]

5 10, 2018

Vref Market Leader Newsletter 2018 Vol 2 Spring

By |2018-10-05T15:30:40+00:00October 5th, 2018|Newsletter, Uncategorized|

It's the first day of Spring and Agusta National is in full bloom and with warmer weather promising to arrive I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to both introduce my self and provide you with an outlook of what to expect from Vref in the months to come. As I sit behind my desk with a full week under my belt as the new President of Vref there are many things I want to discuss, but [...]

1 10, 2018

VREF Market Leader Newsletter August 2018

By |2018-10-01T21:13:03+00:00October 1st, 2018|Newsletter|

  VREF Market Leader Newsletter August 2018 It’s August and like the weather in most of the United States, Aviation is hot. The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 attendance was higher than anticipated; a whopping 601,000 people entered the gates at Wittman Regional Airport (2% higher than last year).  It was so packed even the over flow parking lots were full mid-week. Excitement was in the air, and it is very exciting news that just about every major manufacturer [...]