Estes Aviation, LLC, our philosophy is simple. We treat our
clients in a courteous and honest manner. We
know that buying or selling an airplane isn't always the easiest
task, but we can make it an enjoyable
experience for you. Whether buying or selling, managing your
aircraft, or setting up a flight department,
you can rely on us for an honest assessment of your needs.
us, aviation is more than a business. Gary Estes, principal of
Estes Aviation, grew up in an aviation
family. His father, Lee, was a respected AI and later a corporate
pilot who flew Lears and Westwinds.
Gary grew up helping to maintain aircraft and building engines.
Starting as a mechanic, he gained
his ratings and progressed to corporate flying and then to Eastern
Airlines, where he was a DC9 FO
until Eastern's demise in the early 90s.
buying and selling a few airplanes for personal use, Gary decided
to pursue selling solid, quality aircraft as a business. He knew
first hand the distaste of spending so much time and money on
travel and pre-buy inspections, only to find the airplanes had
been grossly misrepresented. So, he formed Estes Aviation with a
commitment to buyers—to provide them with honest, factual
descriptions and information.
in Cessna 182s, high-performance singles and pressurized piston
twins, Estes Aviation provides its customers the best aircraft
available at competitive prices. In addition to the sales of great
used aircraft, Estes is the exclusive dealer for Charlie Echo,
LLC, a company specializing in extensively refurbished Cessna 182s
that are comparable to new aircraft at a fraction of the price.
of the airplanes sold are owned by Estes Aviation outright;
however, we broker a few select aircraft that we have personally
inspected. If you're looking for a Cessna 182, or if you have
other aviation pursuits, please don't hesitate to contact us!