I’ve always been wingin’ it!
Since the Fast Aviation days, most of you know me for my hard work ethic, strive for excellence, and my love for this business. I am a part of a group of women who are entrepreneurs, CEO’s, managers, and all the things I’ve been thus far called CEO School. I am striving for more in my aviation career with HangarSwap and a special person named Suneera is helping guide not just me, but SO many other women in business.
There were many things I needed to work on, that I have been learning about the past 3 years, but REALLY needed to dig deep. I found Suneera Madhani and she quickly became like a mentor to me – honestly, she was the breath of fresh air I needed!
She opened my eyes to what it truly means to be the CEO of my business, and my life. She gave me honesty, vulnerability, and, most importantly, she gave me the playbooks to scale: so I could remove myself from the every day of my business, and identified the true needle-movers that took me to the next level.
Because if you’re ready to scale, ready for that next level, you just don’t know how, Suneera is hosting a brand new online event to help you get there: the CEO School Experience! It’s happening May 16th-19th (and it’s completely free)
She is hosting a FREE workshop series called The CEO Experience in a couple of weeks. I want to share it with my aviation family in the event they have a woman in their lives who wants to make extra strides towards their business, side gig, position in their company, etc.
Here are a few of the *invaluable* insights I learned from Suneera:
- What a CEO actually does. Like, every day. The habits to get you performing at your best, and what a billion-dollar day *actually* looks like.
- The systems you need to be able to scale your business (tbh I didn’t even know why I needed to scale so that, too!)
- The 6P process I then used to take stock of my business: power, pitch, product, profit, processes and people.
She’s also running a live coaching session with the opportunity to be coached directly by Suneera herself – and, well, let’s just say if you have a hot seat session with Suneera: you won’t forget it and neither will your business
I can never get too much of Suneera’s insights – so of course I’ll be there, just try and stop me!
And I’d love for you to join me there too, you can do so here:
This is going to be a game-changer – I can’t wait to see you there!
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I must close my doors due to personal reasons. I have tried everything possible to keep Fast Aviation going and it is not physically or emotionally possible anymore. I feel that I have let everyone down. I let my employees down. I let my family down. I let the industry down. I let myself down. Hell, I even let my dog down. But the person I let down the most is Ryder. I woke up every day to go kill it for Ryder.
When I first started selling parts on ebay when I was 15, I didn’t know what I was doing. It took years and years to gain a vast amount of knowledge to be successful. My father was my biggest influence and impact on my life with my business. He dragged me to the airport at every chance he could get. Everything I know, I learned from him.
Fast forward to where I sit today typing this and all I can think about are all the people who got sweaty and dirty with me along the way. Forever I am thankful for you.
My mother would take care of Ryder when I had to work after hours or when there were trips. When Fast was ran out of my house south of the Sanford airport, people literally listed parts while sitting on my couch. I still laugh when I think of the landlord wanting to evict me because I had too many airplanes sitting outside. Miss Kim watched Ryder in the house so I could still be around him and work.
Every single employee that dealt with my crazy ideas, listening to the Spice Girls or my other random playlists, and all the mud at the new location at Perch Road. The ones who would stay after to help with inventory. Joshua, you made it to 4 years with me, wow. How did I not scare you away? Daniel, you could of worked anywhere, but you chose the junk yard in the swamp, always standing by me and getting stuff done. Ram, I will never forget the Chicken Department and thanks for sweaty your butt off in that shop every day. Everyone I ever hired made an impact on this business. They all tried to improve and we were always evolving. Thank you for all the memories.
Fast helped students going to A&P schools become better mechanics and it helped give new mechanics more experience. We outfitted places like the Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, haunted houses at Halloween Horror nights, and made appearances in movies like Beast of Burden featuring Daniel Radcliffe. I made it my job to get involved with high school programs around the country helping them with their new Aviation Technology programs because I truly believe that the future of aviation is in our youth. We tried to keep airplanes flying by providing affordable and safe parts.
Starting today I will be selling all the inventory and whatever is here on property. Everything on Ebay and HangarSwap is 50% off. Buy it, make me an offer, whatever. If you want to see what’s at the shop and on property, contact me directly. Not everything is online and I have a huge list of inventory, along with photos of all the parts not in inventory. The sale will end on Friday October 5th.
HangarSwap–Seller: Fast Aviation
If you’re interested in the inventory, parts, etc. please call or email.
Office Line: 407-349-5488
Fast Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1965 Mooney M20E Super 21
Brought to you by
Contact: Bill Boege
Restored from the ground up. A fully loaded 1966 Mooney M20E Super 21 with Garmin G500+GTN750 glass cockpit modern avionics and new leather interior. Looks like a brand new airplane! S-TEC autopilot, JPI Engine monitor, and complete LED lighting package. Modified LASAR wing tip STC, Speed Brakes, Monroy extended range fuel tanks. New interiorand exterior completed in 2013.
Latest annual July 2018. All AD’s complied with up to this date. Rebuilt landing gear with all new hardware, shock discs, and pained 2011. Fuel tanks resealed in 2013. All control linkages removed, rebushed and new universal joints installed. Complied with Mooney rear spar, Mooney Service Bulletin M20-217 rear spar doubler installed.
Garmin G500 EFIS equipped instrument panel paired with a Garmin GTN750 GPS/NAV/COM and GMA35 remote audio panel. The instrument panel includes plugs for traditional headsets as well as modern 6-pin plugs for noise cancelling and power. JPI EDM-930 Engine Monitor, STEC Fifty Five X Auto Pilot with altitude preselect and GPSS steering. All new CNC instrument panel and etching along with new circuit breakers all installed 2011.
Lycoming IO-360-A1A, Power Flow Performance Exhaust STC. All cylinders overhauled 7/2017, compression tests 75-80/80. Mags overhauled 2010. Propeller governor overhauled 2011. Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF.
2013 Complete interior remodel to include leather seats, new wool carpet, armrests, new side panels, center pedestal, Rosen Visors STC, center bench cup holder, custom wooden flap handle, seatbelt and cargo tie down, and variable intensity LED overhead lighting by Aveo. Custom leather ceiling trimmed in heavy stitching. Exterior painted in 2013. Base: Slate Grey Pearl with Red Pearl, Cumulus Pearl, and Black Red Pearl accents.
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 Payne what she needed to know to implement her ultimate goal: the launch of the new HangarSwap platform.
HangarSwap debuted the new platform at Sun N Fun in Lakeland, FL back in April. The team demonstrated how the site will perform after the migration. With over 2,000 customers and reaching 300 sellers, Payne has learned a plethora of knowledge to add to her endless notebook of goals for HangarSwap. Not only has HangarSwap took a major face lift, but this new systems gives the sellers and buyers exactly what they’ve been asking for.
- HangarSwap is now completely mobile friendly. You can buy, sell, and work on your inventory from your phone or tablet.
Excel Doc Upload
- Sellers can now upload their entire inventory from excel documents. All parts stay “inactive” until the seller chooses to make them “active.” Potential buyers can still search the inactive items in the HangarSwap search and contact the seller through the Parts Radar System. Once uploaded, you can edit your inventory from anywhere.
Parts Radar System
- The Parts Radar system allows the seller to sell their “inactive” items to anyone searching for that particular part on HangarSwap. Potential buyers can also put in a parts request that will go to a database for all sellers who participate in the Parts Radar system. This function establishes an easier search for schools, FBO’s, and other large industry leaders all in one place for a fraction of the cost compared to other parts locator systems.
Services & Wanted Section
- Utilizing a classifieds approach, HangarSwap has made it easy to advertise for your services or find someone in the industry for your specific task.
- When a potential buyer can’t find what they need, they can post a wanted ad.
Ebay Sync (Available mid summer)
- The number one request from sellers was the ability to integrate their Ebay store. Anyone who sells on Ebay can have their store synced to HangarSwap. The system also ensures that you won’t sell a part on HangarSwap twice with their integrated system.
- “Previously sold” research: Seller’s can research how much past items have sold for and determine the best price for their item. (available mid summer)
- Communication between buyers and sellers has been improved with a whole new in-system mail and the ability to have comments on item listings.
- Seller dashboard: The dashboard shows more features to help aid the seller with orders, communication, shipping, statistics, and research.
HangarSwap provides the industry with over 7,000 parts (and growing) from over 300 different sellers from around the world. Sellers can list easily, communicate openly, and search in a clean environment. At 5%, HangarSwap is half the commission cost of other online marketplaces, with a cap for larger priced items. “It’s important to me that we provide a lower commission fee so that fellow aviator’s have extra cash to go flying,” says Payne. HangarSwap is also free to list as many items as you want, never having a time limit.
When HangarSwap was launched, not many people knew it existed. But because of Payne’s relentless marketing and drive to make HangarSwap known, it has grown at an astronomical speed. The online marketplace made its official debut at SUN ‘n FUN in 2016. Since it’s debut, daily numbers have doubled and officially tripled in November of 2016, making it’s growth rate over 100% in less than a year. The online marketplace projected to double it’s hits before Sun N Fun this year, but now has exceeded that expectation with reaching 1 million hits each month after the new year.
To learn more:
Rachel Lietzke Payne
2775 Perch Rd.
Geneva, FL 32732
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 medical. Now, the road to this wasn’t easy, but it was accomplished. With the new third class medical reform, BasicMed, so many aviator’s will get the privilege to fly an aircraft without a third class medical. I was on a special issuance for about 4 years before CAMI contacted me about the CACI program. (It probably helped that I bugged them every year about how I had a clean bill of health by my cardiologist.) My mitral valve repair fell under one of the 16 conditions in the CACI program that allowed me to obtain a third class medical.
My friends at MzeroA have hit the nail on the head with everything you need to know about the medical reform. Knowledge is power!
Now is an exciting time for aviation with the medical reform, light sports, and other options to fly. I believe that the FAA has every intention to help us fly with BasicMed. But if you’re still hesitant that you won’t be able to meet the requirements for BasicMed, ask your AME about the CACI program. If you can show that your issue can be controlled and you are taking necessary steps to be safe, you might be surprised what can be accomplished. It was a long process for me, but I promise you, it was worth it.
For more awesome videos from Jason and his team at MzeroA.com, check out his youtube channel:
MzeroA’s YouTube Channel
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 their airplane parts. I am SO excited for this year with Hangar Swap, it’s going to be crazy. I hope you find this article inspiring and share it for the rest of the world to feel it’s worth. Viva la aviation!
Great things are happening at HangarSwap.com!
Hangar Swap has partnered up with fellow aviators to bring to you the most exposure for your parts. Every month, Hangar Swap is powering the new Aviators Hotline Marketplace and the founder of HS, Rachel Lietzke Payne, gives a write up on her recent aviation adventures.
The opportunity is for Hangar Swap sellers and the items they have listed. Every month, sellers can have the opportunity to showcase their parts in print, maximizing their exposure. Currently, Aviators Hotline is offering this service for free!
Are you a seller on Hangar Swap? Contact us for more information on how to get your items in Aviators Hotline.
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