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  • 07/20/2019 6:02 AM | Tracy Ligon (Administrator)

    The PAAO is pleased to announce that our first Basic Aircraft Appraisal Course is nearly ready and has been posted in the Events section. The course is open to our Associates.   For more details check the Event Listing.

  • 07/10/2019 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An article was written a few days ago by an appraiser in the real estate industry which speaks to the loss of "public trust" and what that really means to their industry - and by extension to ours as well.  Note that "promoting the public trust" is in our Value Statement which speaks to the focus of the PAAO.

    The article highlighted an erosion of public trust over the years along with the appraisal industry's lack of interest in address the issue.  The author pointed out an absence of criminal background checks (which the PAAO implemented DAY 1), an absence of ethical training (which is incorporated into our training program) and pressure by the banking industry for appraisers to develop pre-determined numbers or results (something forbidden in our Ethics Statement which we all signed).

    Each Associate should take a few minutes to read this article and think about how you and your business are promoting the public trust in your day to day activities.

    Without individual effort by each and every Associate, this is all just "words on paper". 


  • 05/29/2019 10:56 AM | Tracy Ligon (Administrator)

    We have added a field to all levels called WebSite-Address.  

    If you want to list your website address please "EDIT YOUR PROFILE" be sure to use the FULL web address  like  https://myfullwebaddress.com  when you enter your web site information. 

    This will be used in the locator.  That locator is now available to our associates to try at http://www.appraiseaplane.biz/members  (or you can reach it from the upper menu on that site.

  • 05/15/2019 4:23 PM | Tracy Ligon (Administrator)

    If anyone is has older versions of MS Word etc and is having trouble with the reports... there are options that are free to use. 

    Libre Office  https://www.libreoffice.org/

    or

    Open Office https://www.openoffice.org/ 

    Both work very well and are very similar to MS OFFICE products. Both will open Office files from nearly  any office program.

  • 05/11/2019 12:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Phase 1 of our software tool is ready for general use and a brief training video has been uploaded for Associates to view.

    To access the video, log into your account and then go to the "Join Us" page and then look for Associates.  You will find this video link along with the others.

    Mike Simmons

  • 04/22/2019 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our webinar regarding the Calculation of the Average Base Airframe Value is now available to Associates. 

    Log into the website with your user ID and password.  Go to the "Join Us" section and look for "Associates".  There you will find links to all the training videos.

    Mike Simmons

  • 04/19/2019 6:11 PM | Tracy Ligon (Administrator)

    https://www.flyingmag.com/faa-grounds-cirrus-vision-jets

    The FAA issued an Emergency AD supersedes an earlier service bulletin. Seems they may have a similar issue to the 737 groundings!

  • 04/02/2019 3:17 PM | Tracy Ligon (Administrator)

    Members be advised. Today we updated our payment processor.

    This should make it easier and more accurate particularly for those not in the US.  For this to work, you will need to update your credit card information during the next billing cycle or on receipt of the next invoice since the automatic payment system is at the card processor not on our website!  That helps secure your information.  You can update your card from your "Members/Associates" page, click your name at the top of this page, then look just under your name etc for the "update credit card" button. You can also just wait for the next invoice from us and update at that time!

    When you use the credit card payment system at PAAO. Be sure the address you enter is the address on the credit card statement. Your payment/s may fail because your BANK reports to our processor that the address and zip code do not match the records they have on your card. If you have any issues, contact Mike Simmons directly. Thanks
  • 04/01/2019 8:45 AM | Tracy Ligon (Administrator)

    If you did not list your ZIP CODE  on your profile, you are hurting your business!

    We are working on getting a tool to be used to refer people to the appropriate appraiser near them!  Funny thing is, without your ZIP code you make the job very difficult.  I was rather surprised  by those who did not list a zip code when they registered with us!   Go to YOUR PROFILE, click you name at the top of the page and ADD YOUR ZIP CODE!

    For those with multiple locations... we will eventually find a method to include more than one "office" location but that is down the road.

  • 03/16/2019 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The PAAO is planning to form a subcommittee to interface with a few of our banking clients and non-clients.  We need a chairperson to assist.  The ideal candidate will have a background in banking and/or finance. 

    If you think you would be a good candidate, please reach out to me at - mike@appraiseaplane.com to learn more about the objectives and effort needed.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Mike Simmons

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