So, if you live in Reno and you’re finishing your private pilot training and you lust for a Diamond DA40 of your own, who do you call?
LIfeStyle Aviation, of Course!
Raleigh to Reno in a DA40! Bryce Bohlander based at Carson City Nevada airport reached out to LifeStyle and quickly realized the folks at LifeStyle were the experts that could help him find the right plane and the right deal and make wise decisions in the process.
He discussed his goals, objectives and financial particulars with John Armstrong who shared the details of their used aircraft buying process and helped Bryce formulate a specific plan. Bryce hired LifeStyle as his Buyer’s Agent and Armstrong started the search for the plane. Since the market is “tight” right now they together got Bryce in the right position so that when the right opportunity came along he’d be ready to go.
With a little patience the process was successful and resulted in Bryce becoming the proud new owner of a 2008 DA40 XLS aircraft with exactly the features and pricing they were looking for.
The fact that Bryce was in Nevada, the plane was in Massachusetts and Armstrong was in North Carolina was not a problem since these are the kind of logistics that LIfeStyle deals with every week.
LifeStyle oversaw the purchase inspection process and picked up the plane for a one day ferry to North Carolina where LifeStyle’s expert Diamond shop performed a select list of refurbishment tasks so the plane would look like new when Bryce received it.
Then the next task was to move the plane from Raleigh to Reno. LIfeStyle’s senior resident CFII and ferry specialist, Steve Merritt, just back from LifeStyle’s North Caroline to St. Thomas VI DA40 delivery for another client was selected as the perfect one for the Raleigh to Reno delivery.
Ben Armstrong, having recently joined LifeStyle as the firm’s Marketing Manager and in need of his final IFR flight training hours, jumped at the chance to make the Raleigh to Reno trip. The two set off on a Tuesday morning and with a few stops at clients along the way in Tyler TX and Santa Fe NM they were in Page Arizona by Wednesday afternoon.
Then, we continued on for a pleasant flight over the Grand Canyon and on to lovely Lake Tahoe for the presentation of the aircraft to the new owner.
Over 2126 nautical miles in two and a half days. Legs times were designed for comfort with six stops along the way. Actual IFR, long distance and high altitude with lots of scenery along the way. This type of trip helps folks see the full capabilities of the Diamond DA40 as an ideal regional cruiser that can also be the ideal sightseeing cross-country platform.
LifeStyle Aviation sells and delivers aircraft all over the world. The company reported they recently delivered their second DA42 to New Zealand, imported a DA42 from Germany in addition to the DA40 to St. Thomas and the sale of numerous new aircraft brought from Austria and Canada for delivery to customers. “Our specialization in modern aircraft has helped us be of service to people all over the world” stated John Armstrong, Founder and CEO of LifeStyle Aviation “We enjoy the opportunity to help people accomplish their aviation dreams.”
LifeStyle Aviation specializes in the marketing and sale of modern personal aircraft with Diamond Aircraft being one of the company’s popular brands. LifeStyle is a leading seller of new and used Diamonds in North America and also delivers aircraft worldwide. LifeStyle has invested in being the leading provider of diesel single and twin engine Jet-A piston aircraft including the DA40 NG, DA42 and the all new DA62.
LifeStyle Aviation created the LifeStyle Aviation Network that includes flight centers, aircraft brokers, affiliates and international partners to create a productive, pooled source for buying and selling modern aircraft, learning to fly, accessing shared ownership programs and transitioning from entry-level aircraft to advanced high-performance planes. The LifeStyle Aviation Network offers a wide range of quality, modern aircraft from Diamond, Piper, Mooney, Cessna, Cirrus and more. (see: LifeStyleAircraft.com)
For nearly a decade LifeStyle Aviation has been a Diamond Regional Distribution Center (DRDC) offering new DA20 trainers, popular DA40 gas and Jet Fuel burning aircraft plus the Jet Fuel burning DA42 and the new seven place DA62 twin. LifeStyle Aviation coordinates the ongoing development of the LifeStyle Aviation Network and its Partner Flight Centers. LifeStyle Aviation is also the creator of the unique DiamondShare program (DiamondShare.com) that provides attractive shared access to modern aircraft allowing people to justify the plane of their dreams and “Make the Dollars Make Sense”.