Experiences: The Secrets That We Keep


I thought I would come clean with my secret. The secret I kept for 7 months from everyone I knew and worked with.  It was a hard decision, but I knew I had to do it.  I learned so much in the development of the new version of HangarSwap but we suffered along the way.  It was a very rough road and I’m surprised I survived.  Normally people would cover up the emotions with developing something huge and keeping it […]

June 5th 2017 Press Release: New Version of HangarSwap is LIVE!


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  JUNE 5, 2017 ORLANDO, FL – The new version of HangarSwap is LIVE!  The past 9 months HangarSwap has been breaking ground in traffic with over 10,000 unique visitors each month. The timing is perfect for the endless growth on the newest online marketplace in the industry.  “We’re fully prepared to take on this corner of the market.” explains Rachel Lietzke Payne, creator of HangarSwap.com. For just little over two years that HangarSwap has been around, it has taught […]

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You Have No Excuses Now! Third Class Medical Reform


When someone tells me they can’t get a medical or don’t try to get one because they believe they won’t get it, I call them on it. Now, this is not the case with everyone but a lot of pilot’s are timid to try to get a medical after a health issue arises because once the FAA denies you, it becomes difficult to obtain it again. I am the pilot that had open heart surgery and has a third class […]

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Beyond the Girlboss Moment: Turning Aluminum into Gold


  I am beyond humbled and honored to be featured in Girlboss. For those of you who don’t know who Girlboss is, it was started by Sophia Amoruso, who has a clothing company called Nasty Gal, which derived from being kicked off eBay. She was an inspiration to me when we got kicked off eBay less than 2 years ago. It was what pushed me to start Hangar Swap so my fellow aviators had an amazing place to buy and sell […]

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This Girl Does NOT Want to Jump Out of an Airplane [Part 2] THE REVEAL!


For those of you that have seen Part 1 of “This Girl Does NOT Want to Jump Out of an Airplane” you have waited long enough for Part 2! Disclaimer: Everything in this video is truly how I was that day, I had no notion of what was happening.  Nothing is scripted or acted out.  So basically, I’m an idiot in real life and on camera.     Music Credit: Overwerk- “WYWF” FREE DOWNLOAD : https://soundcloud.com/overwerk/wywf Follow & Share to […]

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I am NOT Jumping Out of an Airplane! [Part 1]


For my birthday, David decided to surprise me.  He has never really surprised me in the 8 years we have been together, at least not on this level.  I don’t do well with surprises. I am a control freak and when I’m not in control is stresses me out. There are two parts to this series because it was too long and just too good to put all into one.  I really hope you enjoy making fun of me and […]

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A Day at Fast Aviation: Loading a Wrecked Cessna 206


While I am battling the front at Fast Aviation, David is out on the road recovering airplanes.  Today he picked up a Cessna 206 that had a bad day.  Here is a time lapse of loading it on the trailer! www.fastaviationflorida.com www.hangarswap.com

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Celebrating the Day My Mother Brought This Ball of Fire into the World


Today is my birthday and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here!  I put together a video that has some clips of my favorite activities, especially flying and riding dirt bikes.   To turn another year old is very exciting in my book because if this was before 1990, I probably wouldn’t be here. I love the career I have and the people around me.  This year is an exciting year for me because I some […]

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How To’s with Rachel: Testing an Electric Motor


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It has come to my attention that not everyone knows how to check an electric motor. I know there are many ways to check a motor, but this is how I do it. Always have adult supervision when performing tests. Someone needs to have it recorded so we can make fun of you later. Note: No Weiner dogs , Duane, or blonde girls were hurt in the making of this video. Check out the video here: How To’s with Rachel: […]

When the Boss is Away, the Employees Will Play


Usually, my employees are on the ball and I don’t have to be on them too much.  But, sometimes they blow me out of the water, literally. One thing I have learned from having employees over the years is that it’s good to have some fun every once in a while.  It’s seems to be a pattern of everyone plotting to make me crap my pants (or a heart attack, whatever one comes first.) We have nerf gun wars on the […]

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