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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?   […]

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 […]

New Hats

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?      

Recovering a Piper Arrow from the Florida Keys

Our friend Tony from Antique Air down in the Keys gave a call and said he had an airplane we needed to move and sell. So, like any good salvage company we loaded everything up, hooked up the trailer, and headed to the beautiful keys. Usually when people go to the Keys they are on […]

More Parts=More Shelves

We are taking full advantage of our shop by filling it with airplane parts.  So we decided to build another set of shelves!  If you haven’t heard, there is a crazy heat wave all over, even in Alaska!  It has been raining all week so its not only hot but its muggy.   Before Tada! […]

Opening the Crate of Awesomeness!

By far, one of the COOLEST crates that have ever arrived at our shop showed up the other day.  Instead of telling you what was under the amazing piece of wood, I’ll show you.   I’ll give you a hint:  BEECHCRAFT   This box hasn’t been open, ever!  We were the first ones to open […]

Pulling a Bee out of the Woods

Usually, we pull up to a hangar and load an airplane up in the hot sun.  But this time, it was a little different.  Over 50 years ago, this airplane was disassembled and put out back with the intent to restore her.  During those 50 years, houses, trees, and even a septic system was built […]

Another Day, Another Airplane

Well another day, another airplane ends up on our trailer. This time it was a 1973 Skyhawk Cessna 172 from Louisiana. The story behind this plane is a student pilot ran it out of fuel and on the emergency landing he flared at 50 feet and pretty much flattened her like a pancake. I think […]

Where ya going? Crazy! Wanna come?

Some people think what we’re doing is cool and some think we’re weird or nuts.  Whatever your side is, I thought it would be interesting to document our adventures. A little background on this whole aircraft salvage business…back when I was in high school I wanted a truck as my first vehicle.  So my dad […]