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AOPA Fly-Ins to feature aircraft 'Sellers Corral'AOPA Fly-Ins to feature aircraft 'Sellers Corral'

The 2017 AOPA Fly-Ins will offer a new feature designed to help aircraft sellers display their aircraft to the greatest number of prospects, and give buyers a chance to “kick the tires” or ask questions to find just the aircraft they want.

Aircraft Sellers Corral

A special area called the Sellers Corral will provide the opportunity for sellers and buyers to come together to get acquainted and do business.

Here’s how it works: For $99, private sellers of piston aircraft can park their aircraft in the corral located near show center, where the people are. They can help buyers work out the details of a possible purchase using the information in a package prepared by AOPA that includes an estimate of the value of the aircraft for sale from industry-respected aircraft valuation service Vref; an insurance quote from AOPA Insurance; and financing details from AOPA Aviation Finance—each estimate derived for the serial-number specific aircraft for sale.

"With Sellers Corral, buyers and sellers can connect only a short walk from the Fly-In’s main stage and show center,” said Michael Woods, aviation event planner and manager of the AOPA National Aviation Community Center. “With the sellers package from AOPA's Ownership Services, a prospective buyer gets a clear picture of what the aircraft is worth and what it will cost to buy it and fly it.”

Buying an aircraft can be a daunting project, but a visit to the new Sellers Corral can take much of the uncertainty out of the process. Be sure to stop by at the 2017 AOPA Fly-Ins.

The first Sellers Corral will be at the AOPA Fly-In at Camarillo, California, Friday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sellers should note that space will be limited to 25 aircraft, so don’t just park your aircraft on the “back 40” and trust luck. Instead, register soon to show your aircraft and connect with prospective buyers at the Sellers Corral.

Topics: AOPA Events, AOPA Aviation Finance Company, AOPA Insurance Services

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