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A pre-purchase inspection (also known as an aircraft prebuy) serves to assist a prospective buyer in making an informed buying decision before committing to a purchase. A prebuy inspection determines the condition of the airplane as well as its true value by uncovering defects, paperwork discrepancies, maintenance issues, and airworthiness concerns that could make the airplane unsafe, illegal, or too costly to operate. Our prebuy inspections are typically completed within 2-3 days, and upon completion, you'll be presented a detailed written report summarizing our findings as well as estimated cost of repairs to airworthiness discrepancies.
Our full-service maintenance shop boasts an 8000 square foot shop area with dedicated and professional service at its core. Annual inspections, 100 hour inspections, oil changes, oxygen service, TKS top-offs -- you name it, we've done it. Our aircraft mechanics will send you regular updates offering thorough explanations and no-bullshit recommendations so that you can make an informed decision. And no need to stress if your plane is outside of its prescribed inspection period. We'll help to arrange for a Special Flight Permit and we have pilots on staff that can provide ferrying services to and from our location in West Chester, PA (KOQN).
REPAIRS AND REFURBISHMENT
With extensive general aviation experience, our Airframe & Powerplant mechanics have a long history servicing aircraft and components produced by all major manufacturers: Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, Bonanza, Icon, Lycoming, Continental, Rotax, Garmin, and more. So whether you need a new tire, a new engine, or an entirely refurbished interior; the A&Ps at Brandywine Aviation & Maintenance will perform all of your scheduled and unscheduled maintenance in a timely and affordable manner. With a well-stocked parts room and a highly experienced management team, we're well positioned to get you back up in the air - fast.
No one likes a dirty airplane, but proper detailing goes beyond a thorough cleaning - it actually protects your paint, seats, and surfaces from future damage. Our aircraft detailer is diligent and very thorough. Rest assured she'll take great care to buff and wax and polish your plane to a like-new condition. We'll de-bug your leading edges and de-grease the undercarriage using only the safest manufacturer-approved materials. Your windows, carpets, and cockpit surfaces can be cleaned, restored, and protected against future wear and tear.
SPECIAL! De-bugging offer, call for details!
Yeah, we do these! A profoundly educational experience, the owner-assisted annual is an interesting and engaging way to better understand your aircraft and its systems (and record keeping requirements). If you've spent some time working on car engines or replacing brake pads, you can be like Brad (pictured right) and dismantle your own airplane. We'll provide the supervision (not pictured). And of course inspection, repair, and reassembly will be part of the process, too. The length of the inspection varies with the airframe, but most can be completed in 2-4 days. If this is of interest, give us a call so that you, too, can be like Brad!
After graduating from Lehigh University with an international business degree, Dimitri spent most of his career in the corporate world. An early and avid aviation buff, he started the Stratus Foundation in 2013 to channel his passion for building and restoring aircraft into a mentorship program for local youth. He's since made a career change with the team he's formed here at Brandywine aiming to bring new life to aging aircraft.
President, Managing Partner
With more than a decade spent working for and helping to develop one of the most well-respected Cirrus Service Centers in the world, Jon brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience to our team at Brandywine. This guy does it all. In addition to painting Cirrus aircraft, he's certified for Cirrus composite repairs, line cutter replacements, and CAPS parachute repacks. If you've got a question about Cirrus, Jon's got the answer.
Director of Maintenance
Naturally talented and mechanically savvy, Anton started out in the automotive industry - turning wrenches in his dad's auto shop at the tender age of ten - but his long-standing love of flying (he's working on getting his private pilot certificate!) ultimately prompted him to pursue aviation maintenance. A highly skilled tech, Anton is especially enthusiastic in his affinity for engine work.
With nearly two decades of experience working on a diverse range of engines including motorcycles, ATVs, and even farm equipment; Alex's technical expertise is undeniable. He is also an accomplished backpacker - he once spent 2 months trekking 130 miles across the Snake River Basin (seriously). He's also an avid motorcyclist. But the real way to his heart is through a delicious bowl of ravioli. What a guy, eh?
Tinkering with cars from the young age of 7, John has been honing his mechanical skills for many years. He loves driving in all forms (unless there's traffic that is) and will never say no to a proper homemade dish of mac and cheese. His history as a Bulk Fuel Specialist with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he fueled helicopters and jets, speaks to his commitment to keeping machines in motion.
Mike is an experienced aircraft mechanic with a passion for aviation that has fueled his career for decades. Since taking to the skies in 2009, Mike's aviation journey has been marked by his desire to share his knowledge, aiming to one day become a ground instructor and CFI. Outside of the work he enjoys camping and music. Mike is also an accomplished bass guitarist and a huge fan of steak, greek salads, and roasted brussel sprouts (yum!).
A&P/IA, Avionics Specialist