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Why You Should Learn to Fly

January 19, 2018

Performance News

Thinking about learning to fly? We could go on for hours about all the great reasons to embark on flight training, but that might be a bit overwhelming. So we narrowed our list down—from hundreds of great ones—to the following Top 4 Reasons we think YOU should learn to learn to fly.

Reason #1: Learning to fly is a really BIG accomplishment.
Learning to fly takes more than just practicing how to safely pilot and land an aircraft. It demands a lot of hard work and dedication. When you finish flight training, you’ll have a confidence and sense of accomplishment that’s hard to describe. You may also look back and appreciate how the flight training process challenged and equipped you with a host of other life skills, including: responsibility, respect, focus, commitment, and patience.

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Cessna Market Reports

Now Available: Winter 2018 Aircraft Market Reports

January 16, 2018

Market Reports

The end of 2017 was unusually active. With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act being signed into law on December 22, a greater number of optimistic and tax-motivated buyers tried to close on the purchase of an aircraft prior to the start of 2018. All of the markets in our Winter 2018 Aircraft Market Reports saw a noticeable “selloff” in Q4 of 2018, most of which occurred in the last part of December.

The newly updated Winter 2018 Aircraft Market Reports cover a variety of pre-owned Cirrus and Cessna Single Engine Piston aircraft models, including the Cirrus SR20, Cirrus SR22, Cirrus SR22T, Cessna 172, Cessna 182, Cessna Turbo 182, Cessna 206, Cessna Turbo 206, and Cessna 400/TTX.

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Performance Aircraft moving to new office at KLNK

January 08, 2018

Performance News

Beginning on January 30th, 2018, Performance Aircraft will be located in Suite 130 of the Harry J. Amen General Aviation Building (just south of Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, NE Headquarters) at 3431 Aviation Road. With almost double the space of our current office, this new location will allow us to serve our customers and grow our team this coming year.

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Finding the right aircraft: 4 questions that will drastically improve your outcome

October 24, 2017

Aviation Articles

If you’re in the market to purchase an aircraft, you are probably learning a lot about different aircraft specifications, equipment, avionics, and pricing. As you gather information, you may discover that the type of aircraft you originally thought would be the best one to meet your needs is actually NOT the best one. In fact, it’s very common for aircraft buyers to change their mind on their “ideal” aircraft several times during the course of their aircraft acquisition process. Conversations with different sales reps promoting their specific aircraft can either confuse or assist with the aircraft selection.

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Cessna Market Reports

Fall 2017 Aircraft Market Reports

October 18, 2017

Market Reports

So far, 2017 has seen a very active market for high-performance single engine piston aircraft, with the overall number of transactions increasing compared to recent years. With stronger markets, we are also seeing slight decreases in average time on the market for most of these aircraft. The Fall 2017 Aircraft Market Reports cover an assortment of informative statistics and market trends, including Number on Market, Average Ask Price, Average Days on Market, Average Total and Engine Times, and more. 

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Section 179 and Aircraft Ownership

August 24, 2017

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. Section 179 allows owners to deduct up to $500,000 on new or used equipment purchases, including the purchase

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Announcing Our Core Values

August 22, 2017

Performance News

We’re excited to announce that we are unveiling our company’s official Core Values. While it took us nearly 18 months to nail down, tweak, and “perfect” the language that would be used in our company’s official Core Values, it feels like we have actually had these Core Values in place for years. In fact, the year-and-a-half long process of creating our Core Values was less “determining” and more “discovering.”

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Cessna Market Reports

Summer 2017 Aircraft Market Reports

August 02, 2017

Market Reports

So far, 2017 has seen a very active market for high-performance single engine piston aircraft, with the overall number of transactions increasing compared to recent years. With stronger markets, we are also seeing slight decreases in average time on the market for most of these aircraft. The updated Summer 2017 Aircraft Market Reports cover an assortment of informative statistics and market trends, including Number on Market, Average Ask Price, Average Days on Market, Average Total and Engine Times, and more. 

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Cirrus Embark Training Program

August 02, 2017

Aviation Articles

If you buy a pre-owned Cirrus, you can now receive up to three days of standardized Cirrus instruction, in addition to a variety of other benefits. Register online to enroll in the program and get connected with a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) or Cirrus Training Center (CTC) to schedule your flight training.

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Upgraded 260 HP Engine on N756M

July 10, 2017

Performance News

We are excited to announce that over the last month, our rental aircraft N756M (Cessna 182 Skylane) has been upgraded with a factory new 260 HP Lycoming IO-540-D4B5 engine! With the added 30HP, you can expect shorter takeoff rolls, quicker climbs, and faster cruise speeds. This is a great addition to the Performance fleet. Even if you have Cessna 182 Skylane experience, it won’t have been like this!

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