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Welcome to the team, Tom and Kyle!

October 10, 2018

Performance News

Our team continues to grow with the addition of two new flight-training-focused employees: one flight instructor and one support staff member. Adding another CFI brings Performance Aircraft’s total instructor count up to seven.

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new construction

Performance Aircraft Announces Construction of New Facility at KLNK

September 18, 2018

Performance News

Performance Aircraft announced today that it will soon break ground on a new facility that will house its Flight Training Center and Aircraft Sales team. Conveniently located next to the General Aviation ramp on West Kearney Ave., the new facility will include roughly 6,000 square feet of office space and a large aircraft hangar. “We are so pleased to announce that we will be starting construction on this new facility,” stated company Founder/President Bill Heckathorn. “We have been growing significantly over the past few years, and we have plans for even more aggressive growth in the next few years. This new facility will be the perfect space for our company to expand and serve customers.”

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section 179 aircraft

Section 179 Updates and Aircraft Ownership in 2018

September 10, 2018

Aviation Articles

Thanks to favorable tax laws including Section 179, aircraft ownership may cost less than you think. The Section 179 Tax Deduction is meant to help business owners purchase the equipment they need to stay competitive and prosperous. In January 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased the Section 179 maximum deduction from $500,000 to

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multi-engine aircraft rental

Performance Aircraft Adding Matching Skyhawk Fleet and Multi-Engine Aircraft

September 07, 2018

Performance News

Just months after adding a brand new 2018 Cirrus SR20 G6 to our aircraft rental fleet, Performance Aircraft has acquired a fleet of multiple identical Cessna 172 Skyhawks and a Piper Seminole. The matching, interchangeable Skyhawks and multi-engine aircraft will drastically increase availability and flexibility for students. Adding the Piper Seminole to our fleet will allow Performance Aircraft to provide customers with valuable multi-engine experience and offer training programs for Multi Engine Commercial and Multi-Engine Intstructor ratings.

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pilot career

Pilot Career Training: What You Need to Know

August 31, 2018

Aviation Articles

While the minimum requirements for pilot career training are the same for everyone, there is a large variance in the associated training programs and costs. Let’s look at the minimum pilot career training requirements, program options, and costs.

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Reading the fine print

Buyer Beware: A Costly Trend in Aircraft Purchase Agreements

July 23, 2018

Aviation Articles

Believe it or not, some aircraft dealers add language contractually requiring you to provide them a First Right of Refusal on any purchase offers if you decide to sell the aircraft down the road. Since this language is tucked into your purchase agreement (at a time when most buyers aren’t thinking about selling), it’s easy to overlook.

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new team members

Introducing our newest team members: Keaton, Sarah, Alix, Zach, Matt, and Steve

July 16, 2018

Performance News

We announced this spring that we would be introducing a couple of new full-time Certified Flight Instructors. We now have three new CFIs as well as three additional new team members for you to meet!

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Full-Time Certified Flight Instructors Joining our Team

May 23, 2018

Performance News

Get ready to welcome some new faces—Performance Aircraft has been searching diligently for the right individuals to join our team, and we can’t wait for you to meet them! We have recently hired two excellent Certified Flight Instructors, and we’re happy to share that they will both be joining our team in the next two weeks!

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Cirrus Training Center

Performance Aircraft Announces Cirrus Training Center

April 03, 2018

Performance News

Performance Aircraft has officially teamed up with Cirrus Aircraft to become the Midwest’s premier Cirrus Training Center. The partnership aligns two innovative companies who both value safety and excellence in flight training. As an authorized Cirrus Training Center, Performance Aircraft is also adding a 2018 Cirrus SR20 G6 to provide trainees with the best experience and flight training in the industry.

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Welcome Flight Training Director Donn Stoner

February 14, 2018

Performance News

Performance Aircraft is excited to announce the addition of Donn Stoner to our team as Flight Training Director. Donn joined Performance Aircraft as Director of Flight Training with a passion to impact the aviation industry by leading alongside a team dedicated to make a difference in the lives of people. Increasing the pilot ranks to address the growing deficit of pilots in the US and Internationally seems a worthy pursuit in the years to come. Serving to impact the people on our team, the communities where we live, the industry we are in, and the world we are a part of, gives a framework for living with purpose.

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