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Aircraft Salvage 101: The Basics of Giving Wings a Second Chance

Being in such a niche market, I get asked frequently what IS aircraft salvage. Customers come to my shop and see airplanes in various states of disassembly, boxes of parts yet to be sifted through, and more airplanes outside-waiting to have their turn on the chopping block. I thought I would give you a quick […]

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?   […]

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

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why the aviation industry is in a downward spiral.

What am I going to do with all these aircraft parts lying around?  Where do you sell airplane parts?  Where do you buy airplane parts?  What is this worth? By Rachel Payne, Owner of Fast Aviation These are the commonly asked question I get as an aircraft salvage business owner. In fact, it is the […]

Look What Flew In!

Airplanes are always coming in to Fast.  Recently, we’ve been overloaded! 1964 Beechcraft B55 Baron Complete, less engines. Cessna 1979 172N & 1973 Cessna C172M 1979 Cessna 172N-Complete less engine, RH wing only 1973 Cessna 172M-Complete less engine. STOL wings, Seaplane conversion, 180HP conversion + cowlings. 1972 Cessna 150L less engine 1952 C35 Beechcraft Bonanza […]

Saving Aviation & The Tata’s!

Fast Aviation loves to save airplanes, but aviation isn’t what life is all about.  (or is it?)  Most of you know that Hangar Swap was created by the Fast Aviation crew because we were SICK and TIRED of being abused on major websites such as eBay.  We are not the only one’s that sell on […]