Leadership Archives - Mesinger Jet Sales

The Reality of Aircraft Values

Historically our industry has watched business aircraft values fluctuate more like commodities than pieces of equipment.  Today, this is no longer the case.  Many owners, sellers and other industry participants still talk about aircraft values as though they might one day go back up, and many buyers often say that they are going to wait… Read more »

One Cure

We have a section on our new website dedicated to our dogs, the work that we have done with the Colorado University Flint Animal Cancer Center and links to articles about tips for traveling with pets on private aircraft.  You might have seen our “Golden Button” on our website or in an ad.  We also… Read more »


Buzzwords often get overused.  “Team” is one of those words that I keep hearing a lot lately.  I believe in team work.  Our company can be considered a team.  We work together on all of our projects.  This approach adds considerably more value for our clients’ sales and acquisition projects than if each broker in… Read more »

Ripple Effects

I spent last week in Atlanta, GA at the NBAA Leadership Conference.  One question that I heard repeatedly throughout the week was, “How can we as flight departments be leaders in the discussion of how business aviation adds value to our communities and our economy?”  In addition to the successful NBAA and GAMA No Plane,… Read more »

Dubai Airshow 2013

I just returned from Dubai where I was attending the Dubai Airshow. The show took place this year at its new venue, Dubai World Central, Al Maktoum International Airport. This airport provided an exceptional venue for an exceptional show. The show is made up of a combination of Military, Commercial and Business Aviation exhibits. It… Read more »

Data Is Not Intelligence

There is a lot of data in our industry.  There are countless websites that list aircraft for sale, there are resources for operating cost information and there is the rumor mill about what aircraft sold for among many other data points.  Unfortunately, none of that data on its own translates into intelligence or provides buyers… Read more »

Today’s New Aviation Leaders

I was at the 20th NBAA Leadership Conference last week in Austin, TX.  I am also on the Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC) and one of our sub-committees is responsible for putting the conference together.  This year’s event was a true success.  There were over 300 attendees (a record); most of the attendees were the… Read more »

When No One Else Is Watching

The new issue of Fortune Magazine includes their annual section about the best advice people have ever received.  It touches on both business and life issues.  Reading it made me think about the best advice that I have ever received.  This idea of advice also plays into the upcoming (February 2013) NBAA Leadership Conference theme… Read more »

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