Growing up as I did, in the mountains of West Virginia, I was surrounded by people who had little in the way of earthly wealth. However, many were rich in spirit and character. Their net worth expressed itself in old-fashioned words, such as integrity and honor, rather than traditional numbers. They believed that your word was a contract more binding than any on paper, and they slept the sleep of the just in unlocked homes.
In the years that have passed since then, so much in the world has changed. The speed at which we live seems to increase daily. Our front porches have disappeared and most of us don't know our neighbors. Cyber scams, virtual TV and talk shows make us feel that we've somehow been transported to another planet while sleeping. Our faith in the innate goodness of human beings has diminished or disappeared.
All of this has affected us, and one result is that the business of doing business is much more difficult. It's hard to know what to trust and in whom you can believe. The larger and the more important the transaction, the higher the stress it seems to generate.
It is my conviction that in today's world, the values of yesterday are vital. I have seen nothing in my life, nor in the 40 years in which I've been in aviation, to convince me that being dishonest or untrustworthy is a good idea. I've had no experience that caused me to think that being untruthful to customers is a great foundation on which to build a business.
There is neither sale nor any business transaction important enough to cause me to abandon the lessons of that time so long ago.
If you are interested in buying an airplane, selling an airplane, or finding someone to help you sell your airplane, please give me a call. I promise to do my very best for you.