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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedAuction experts make it easy to get your dream plane

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Considering purchasing an aircraft but you’ve never considered an auction? This week at AirVenture, the first EAA Spirit of Aviation Aircraft Auction is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at EAA’s Jack Mark Hangar, just north of the North 40 at Wittman Regional Airport.

Conducting the auction are real-estate auction company REDC and Auction.com, working in conjunction with EAA. Proceeds will benefit EAA’s youth and educational programs.

EAA and a team of industry experts will be on-site to make bidding on and buying an aircraft fun, safe, and easy.

AirVenture is the only place you can walk through an entire inventory of varied aircraft for sale at exceptional value and know your interests are being protected and represented by a team of professionals.

Quality of aircraft: Each aircraft is carefully pre-screened; a significant due-diligence effort on each aircraft ensures certain standards have been met before bidding begins.

Prior to the auction, Airfleet Capital and REDC evaluate each aircraft’s value, review the recent annual to confirm airworthiness, and search FAA and National Transportation Safety Board records to identify any damage history or service difficulties reported.

The result: Potential buyers are fully informed of the condition of the aircraft on which they intend to bid.

All of this information, as well as the aircraft and logbooks, are available on-site to registered bidders.

Taking care of the details: Things that often go overlooked—in both auction and non-auction sales alike—may create problems for buyers. EAA’s Spirit of Aviation Auction takes care of the details to ensure a clean transfer of title. Title searches and any liens that may exist (or other clouded title issues) are identified right away and rectified to ensure a clear title.

FAA paperwork is also handled, including registration and filing all appropriate title transfer documents at closing.

Industry experts will be handling your purchase every step of the way—from bidder registration until you fly away in a new aircraft.
Throughout the week, you can find EAA’s industry experts, representatives from the auction, insurance specialists, finance experts, title and escrow professionals, and tax attorneys together in the Auction Headquarters tent.

They’re prepared to explain the bidding process, provide you with detailed information on each aircraft, explain what happens when you successfully bid, and answer all your questions.

Each company has been carefully hand-picked by EAA and is an expert in its field, working together to make your bidding experience as smooth as possible.

For more information or to obtain a flyer listing auction aircraft, visit the Auction Headquarters at Karl’s Showcase Gallery, located at the site of the old Oshkosh ATC tower near the flightline.

On auction day, Saturday, a tram will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between auction headquarters and the Jack Mark Hangar. You can also take the N40 bus to the Perimeter Road bus to get there.

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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