After many months of trying to set up a partnership to own a plane, I finally realized we would never come to an agreement on which plane and how much to spend. I set out on my own. I knew for many months that I wanted a Bonanza. I was quickly referred to a large broker on the west coast. It became clear that they were high on price and low on service. I had come across Darryl’s webpage many months earlier and had read all the favorable comments; but I was reluctant to call because he was located in Florida. I live in Reno, NV, and thought the large distance would be a problem and end up costing me more money. I was wrong!
After my first conversation with Darryl, I knew I was on to something. It was different than any conversation I had to date. He was low pressure, asking me as many questions as I asked him. He was intent on finding what my needs were. Once the process started, Darryl was in daily contact with me. The amount he knows about the available Bonanza’s on the market, countrywide, is incredible. After a few weeks, we found the plane. Darryl did all the initial negotiating with the owner and his broker. Soon, Darryl was in the Denver area, flying the plane and doing a pre-buy inspection. The day I was to fly out and check out the plane, I received a call from Darryl, saying there was a problem. In 2008 the A36 had a gear up landing. All was repaired well, except the engine tear down was not done by the book. Darryl quickly identified this and was ready to walk away. Somehow, Darryl worked magic and the owner agreed to pay for a complete engine tear down with new rings, valves, etc.
Two months later, Darryl, I and my dad met in the Denver area and spent 2 days flying N36LF with its almost new engine. While breaking in the engine, we flew a large loop around the southwestern states. What a surprise to find out that Darryl was also one of the best teachers I have come across. As a new IFR rated pilot, I had only a few minutes in IMC. With Darryl’s calm demeanor, I accumulated many hours of IMC time and became very comfortable with my new bonanza. DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND A LEAST A DAY IN YOUR NEW PLANE WITH DARRYL. IT IS THE BEST MONEY I HAVE SPENT TO DATE!
In short, you can’t go wrong with Darryl. He will work incredibly hard to find the right plane for your budget and your mission. Once the plane is found, look out. He will work magic to get you the best deal and keep the costs as low as possible.
I couldn’t be more pleased! Feel free to call me 775-450-5778
Dr Randy Goode