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growing our sales numbers each year. As a company that was
forged in a recession, we had a tight budget and watched a lot
of competitors with big budgets go under. With that in mind,
we’re trying to grow at a “throttled” pace so that we don’t outrun
our cover. We do have a couple really exciting irons in the fire at
the moment, so stay tuned.
hw: What are the biggest challenges you see that face the
Chase: Specific to the aircraft sales industry, a major problem we
have is that it is 100% unregulated. I’m certainly not a proponent
of regulation, but right now, it is quite literally the wild west. There
is absolutely no assurance of quality or a set of standards that
companies in this business have to adhere to. The Internet has
made it so that anyone can post a “for sale” advertisement and
claim to be acting on behalf of the seller. I’ve seen people get
scammed out of $50,000 deposits on helicopters that didn’t even
exist. We used to live in the information age... we now live in
the disinformation age. Just because an aircraft is for sale on the
internet doesn’t mean the person who placed the ad has any idea
what they’re talking about. Even if it’s not us, hire a professional
to help you navigate these waters.
hw: What are the best attributes of the industry?
Chase: Fantastic people. I’ve had the honor of working with
people all over the world, and despite our differences when it
comes to politics and religion, we are all united when it comes
to our love of aviation.
hw: Tell us about key personnel that make Chase Aviation
Company what it is.
Chase: I don’t have anyone in my company that works FOR me.
They’re all people that work with me, and with one another. I
have two piston aircraft sales guys that actually have other full
time jobs - one as a Line Captain for an airline and the other as
an Air Traffic Controller. I have never been unable get a hold
of one of them when I need them. They work seamlessly with
one another and their communication is incredible. Late last
year, I was finally able to bring on a good friend and long time
supporter of Chase Aviation, David Charles. He has hit the ground
running and is probably one of the most charismatic people I’ve
ever met. Of course, there is also my lovely wife Kim, who is the
creative brain behind our marketing and is constantly helping
me make decisions.
hw: Tell us about your partnership with AeroAlliance.
Chase: In 2011, we solidified a relationship with AeroAlliance, a
division of Nelson AeroDynamiX Corporation that specializes in
custom helicopter completions and all manners of VVIP helicopter
operations (more info on them at www.helocompletions.com
and www.helicopters4u.com). The one sector they did not work
in was helicopter resales and the “business end” of helicopter
acquisitions. So, Kevin Nelson reached out to us as a premier
provider of those services and we immediately saw the synergy
generated and being able to double the value for each other’s
clients. The relationship has certainly been beneficial, and there
have been some really exciting developments lately that we’re
very pleased to be a part of.
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