Aviation Services We Trust

  • Insurance: Leslie McLerran, Falcon Insurance

(800)880-8822 | Lmclerran@falconisurance.com

Leslie has been my insurance broker for the last 15 years and does a super job representing me in the insurance market. She knows the PA-46 and can serve you well.

 

  • Financing: Miles McCall, CBTx

(936)715-4154 | mmccall@cbtx.com

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

(620)728-8634

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

https://www.malibuaerospace.com

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

http://midwestmalibucenter.com

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

https://flycasey.com/aircraft-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
https://www.firstlineaero.com/
Charles has a really good maintenance shop at KJSO and has worked on my Malibu for the last six years.  His crew of professionals know the PA-46 and has super-high standards.
 
  • Aircraft Interiors

(903)245-6795 | jody@rivesaviation.com

Rives Interior Restoration Services: Jody Rives does a super job with aircraft interiors.

 

  • Aircraft Painting

(214)906-5954

KM Aviation Aircraft Painting; Kevin Miller 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

http://www.rcavionics.com

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

https://creationbranding.com/

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

 

I’m a 26+ year member of AOPA.  Membership in this organization should be considered mandatory for pilots, in my opinion.

 

Experimental Aircraft Association: This is the other organization that every pilot should join.  Super group.

 

A friend of mine, Rick Morrison, is an aviation enthusaist a really creative guy in a digital visual sort of manner.

Book Recommendations

  • Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang Langweish
This is one of the best flying books on the planet.  It’s dated and has terms that are no longer used regularly, but this guy was WAY ahead of his time and is spot-on in so many ways.
 
  • Chuck Yeager: An Autobiography
Chuck lives a full life and this book was one I could not put down.  It proves that a true story is almost always more interesting than fiction.
 
  • Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
This is the book that got me off the dead-center to launch this business.  I love his wit and wisdom.
 
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
I’ve read this several times and go back to it time and again as I try to run Casey Aviation with excellence.
 
  • Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann
I love flying the North Atlantic and Gann’s story is a real page-turner if you like airplanes.
  • 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
Yes…the one in the Bible.  If you are looking to spurn you spiritual life, reading the Book of John is a sure-fire way to kick-start your road to success.
 
  • The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews
I was surprised at how much I liked this book.  It is a story within stories.
 
  • The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
A WWII story that just won’t quit.  This book is probably in my “top 3″…don’t miss this one!
 
  • Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Good solid reading on why the Jews seem to always be at the top of the financial heap.  Well written, Lapin is a deep thinker and a good writer.

Equipment Recommendations

  • JetShades tinted window panels

www.jetshades.com

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

https://www.aircraftcovers.com/general-aviation-models/piper/pa-46-malibu-jetprop

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

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.