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TIME TO SCRAP HER! To BEECH or Not to BEECH – That is the BONANZA!


Well, it came down to this inspection. We spent some extensive time looking her over, researching and reading logbooks, AD’s, etc. to *almost* making a decision.  We found 5 MAJOR issues with the Bonanza and these squawks will make or break the decision to part it out or rebuild it. What would YOU DO?   Music featured: “Roam” B-52’s Special thanks for Propellerhead Aviation for providing their facility and expertise in this adventure.  If you need work done on your […]

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1966 Beechcraft Bonanza V35TC: To Rebuild or Part Out-That is the Question!


2017 has ended and there is a new year upon us!  For me, 2017 was a year of learning experiences.  I especially learned that when you’re not emotionally strong, your business WILL suffer.  I believe I did my best to hide the personal issues in my life but in the end it still greatly affected my business.  Not because I was making bad decisions, but because I had an obligation to focus on my son and my shattering life at […]

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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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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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I Am The Product of Blood, Sweat, and 5606.


When I was a little girl, my father brought me to the airport on a daily basis. I can’t recall a time that I wasn’t at the airport (other than ballet lessons.)  Before I was 12 or 13 I didn’t mind it much, in fact, I really enjoyed being at the airport.  But after I hit the teenage years, my interest faded because all my friends were going to the beach while I was performing annuals and 100 hours at […]

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Fast Finds: Another Day, Another Barn.


When we’re on the road, we like to get off the beaten path and find treasures.  Here is a quick video of our most recent stop.  Enjoy!  

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