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Press Release: Fast Aviation Makes a Move to Create a Stronger Aviation Force


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The Aviation Merger That Puts Sanford on a Different Level One Stop Shop: Aircraft Maintenance – Flight Training – Parts – Transport What the Aviation Community Asked Santa for Christmas Christmas Came Early for the Aviation Community Fast Aviation Makes a Move to Create a Stronger Aviation Force   DECEMBER 3, 2018 SANFORD, FL – In September, the aviation community heard some terrible news: Fast Aviation was closing its doors.  Fast Aviation has been one of the leaders in the […]

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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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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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Have You Followed Fast Aviation’s Youtube Channel?


At Fast Aviation, we’re always up to something.  There are two youtube channels, Rachel’s Fast Aviation channel and The Shop’s channel.  There are shenanigans happening from time to time but lots of flying videos.  🙂   CLICK HERE>>>>Rachel’s Fast Aviation Youtube Channel CLICK HERE>>>>Fast Aviation Shop’s Youtube Channel   Here is a sneak peak of a video from Rachel’s Fast Aviation Youtube channel.  

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New Hats


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We felt the need for some hats at Fast. We ordered different styles to test them out. What do you think? Stripes Trucker Black Trucker Pink Military Style Rocking the pink trucker hat while timing the O290 with my pops!  Airboating anyone?     What do ya think?      

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