Aviation Services We Trust
- Insurance: Rachael Miller, Falcon Insurance
(800)880-8822 | email@example.com
Rachael has been a part of my insurance team for over a decade. She knows the PA-46 and can serve you well.
- Financing: Miles McCall, CBTx
(936)715-4154 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Miles is an EVP at Commercial Bank of Texas (CBTx), is a pilot, and owns an airplane. Many of the board members at CBTx are airplane owners, so this is a lender that really understand aviation.
- Maintenance Wisdom: Kevin Mead
Kevin is the premier PA-46 Maintenance provider and knows more about the PA-46 fleet than anyone else. A true gem for the PA-46 community, Kevin answers the MMOPA “Hotline” to provide maintenance assistance to MMOPA members.
- Malibu Aerospace
These folks are real PA-46 experts. I find myself calling them often for pre-buy inspections, maintenance advice, and general PA-46 information.
- Midwest Malibu
Tony Beauchamp owns MWM and this one of the premier PA-46 shops in the world. Tony does pre-buy inspections, annual inspections, and I call him often for detailed maintenance information.
- Aircraft Detailing: Faithful Detailing
Clay Cleaver at Faithful Detailing does an amazing job detailing airplanes of all sizes, inside and out. Whether you need just an interior cleaned or a full service detail, give them a call.
- First Line Aero
- Aircraft Painting
KM Aviation Aircraft Painting; Gerardo is my go-to guy for aircraft painting. Located at KJSO, he is centrally located and is great with details.
- Avionics: R.C. Avionics at KANE
These guys work closely alongside Malibu Aerospace and they’ve done 6+ jobs in the last year of which I was intimately involved. They did a super job and the projects came in under budget. Plus, they have a nice interactive website that helps aircraft owners stay in touch.
- Web Design & Marketing: Creation Branding
Emily at Creation Branding completely rebuilt our website and helped our team streamline digital services. The services offered by Creation Branding are customized to fit your specific needs.
Websites & Blogs
You own a PA-46 and are not a member of the MMOPA? Tsk, tsk, tsk…it is one of the best groups around with wonderful support for Malibu owners
Experimental Aircraft Association: This is the other organization that every pilot should join. Super group.
- Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang Langweish
- Chuck Yeager: An Autobiography
- Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
- Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann
- West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Tammie Jo Shultz told me of this book, and I enjoyed it too. If you want to read the most remarkable comment, see what Ernest Hemingway wrote about this book.
- The Book of John
- Failure is Not an Option, by Gene Kranz
Fabulous read. This guy got a front row seat to the entire space program, and tells the story in a way that is so readable. From page one he had me hooked. If you like the movie “Apollo 13”, you’ll love this book.
- The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
- Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
- JetShades tinted window panels
I simply love JetShades! Living in Texas, it gets REALLY hot, and I end up flying around at low altitudes doing approach after approach after approach. So, I got a set of cockpit covers for the PA46 that I bring along on just about every flight. JetShades knock my interior temps to a manageable level, which is no small feat. Definitely get a set of these…
- Aircraft Covers
This one covers the cockpit only, and I like it a lot since the back windows in a PA-46 have shades. It is light, durable, and helps protect that expensive windshield.
Mission Related Organizations
- Free Burma Rangers Aviation Department
Free Burma Rangers Aviation Department
Zack Loving is the director of this department and a guy who we have gotten to know very well. They mission is to share the love of Jesus through medical and evangelistic relief using God’s gift of aviation.
- Kingdom Air Corp
Joe and Ben have both gotten the privilege to serve out at Kingdom Air Core and have nothing but good things to say. Kingdom Air Corps’ (KAC) purpose is to bring the gospel to the difficult-to-reach places of the earth. This is done by training up pilots to take their knowledge (and ratings) to the mission field.