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Unread 10-22-02, 12:10 PM
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Question Skymaster Center?

Any of you guys have experience at the "Skymaster Center" in South Carolina?...He has a web site and several for sale.

http://www.skymaster.com/


Thanks.

Kevin in AZ.
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Unread 10-22-02, 04:10 PM
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A guy called Bill Crew??

I have twice been offered an aircraft by this guy and on both occasions have been really interested but as soon as I ask for details (even the most basic ones) he evaporates. Seems very weird indeed but I would appreciate some feedback from other members. Good or bad.

Rob.
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Unread 10-23-02, 02:05 AM
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Although I have never met Bill Crews in person, I did buy an aircraft from him. I told him what I was looking for and he started a search.

He did find a US registered plane in Greece that fit my requirements, but having no experience foreign maintained aircraft, I turned him down. Furthermore, the logs were literally written in Greek.

Shortly thereafter he notified me of a domestic aircraft that fit the bill. I was able to move on it quickly and was happy with the purchase. Since I was very busy at the time, he arranged for 3 separate ferry pilots to accommodate my needs. For me this was very helpful.

I found him to be honest and responsive - but I have heard of others with unhappy stories. One acquaintance that sold his plane through Bill Crews, said they agreed to a fixed percentage commission. After the sale he accused Bill Crews of having sold the plane for more than he reported - and keeping the difference. I have no facts to substantiate this accusation. Since this acquaintance has exhibited some air-headedness in other situations, I would take his story with a grain of salt.

Bottom line – I am happy and would have no hesitation to use him again. But of course, there are basic things you always must do – even if you’re buying an aircraft from your mother. This includes a competent pre-purchase inspection and a title search.
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Unread 10-23-02, 02:02 PM
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Angry mixed opinion

I purchased a plane through him...got mixed opinion. Happy on one hand but also feel all was not what was presented. Will be happy to discuss but not on the board.
Jerry
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Unread 10-23-02, 05:28 PM
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Please feel free to email me for my opinion.

I strongly advise getting a copy of the aircraft registration and maintenance history for any airplane you may be considering. The FAA offers this information on a CD-ROM for $5. It takes about 5 business days to get the CD.

Bob
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Unread 10-23-02, 06:44 PM
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RWA,

I would like to email you as you offered but your address is not available on the board. Mine is. Perhaps you could email me?

Tks,

Rob.
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Unread 10-23-02, 06:46 PM
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RWA,

I had the same problem. You are welcome to email me or provide your address. Thanks.

Kevin
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Unread 10-23-02, 07:08 PM
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Sorry about that. I must have checked the no-email option when I joined. I've updated my settings so you should be able to reach me now.

Bob
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