Aircraft Ownership Made Easy

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you regarding the programs and services we offer to current and prospective aircraft owners or operators. Aircraft ownership can be complicated, costly, and risky. However, with the right team on your side, it doesn't have to be. That's where we come in...

We provide a wide range of aircraft ownership solutions for our clients worldwide including aircraft pre-purchase inspections, aircraft ownership coaching, aircraft sales assistance, and more. We also work with a wide range of clients including owner/pilots, corporate flight departments, charter operators, flight schools, lease partners, brokers, and management firms.

Over the years, we have successfully represented thousands of clients through the complex processes of acquiring, operating, and maintaining an aircraft. We focus on helping aircraft owners and operators save money, increase safety and reduce risk in every facet of their operations. We have helped our customers with a myriad of complex issues including aircraft research & selection, cost management, safety & risk management, AD research & compliance, maintenance & operations consulting, and co-ownership & lease partnerships. We can also help resolve aircraft maintenance disputes, airworthiness concerns, warranty issues, and even serve as an expert witness for legal proceedings. We are also experienced with all major aircraft manufacturers including Cessna, Hawker, Beechcraft, Gulfstream, Dassault, Bombardier, Piper, and even warbirds.

Our primary specialty is providing independent and comprehensive aircraft pre-purchase inspections, also known as a prebuy. Performing a thorough prebuy is one of the most important steps when acquiring an aircraft. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most overlooked. Failing to conduct a prebuy is one of the leading causes of litigation in aviation and could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars - or worse, compromise the safety of you, your passengers, and your family. Additionally, a prebuy inspection puts you in control of the transaction by giving you the information you need to know the true value of the aircraft - helping you make a smarter, more effective buying decision.

Not all aircraft prebuy inspections are created equal - neither the FAA or the aircraft's manufacturer provide any guidance, descriptions or checklists for conducting a prebuy. Therefore, it's extremely important to choose a prebuy inspector that is experienced in performing prebuy inspections and has your best interests in mind at all times. Fortunately, we offer several types of prebuy services to meet your needs and your budget including our innovative Virtual Prebuy Service. Our virtual prebuy allows you to get a detailed look at a prospective aircraft from the comfort of your own home or office, saving you valuable time and money when deciding on your next aircraft.

Our rates are reasonable and vary depending on your unique requirements and location. We are currently located on the east coast of the United States, but we can travel anywhere in the world at discounted rates with the goal of saving you money. Our charges are minimal and likely to pay for itself.

The Prebuy Guys was formed by Don Sebastian and Adam Sipe. We have over 65 years' combined aviation experience as pilots, mechanics, and aircraft managers. Our certificates include A&P, CFI, A/IGI, and ATP as well as degrees in aviation and business from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. We have extensive experience with piston, turboprop, and jet aircraft as well as helicopters and gliders. Our company was formed in 1985 as Aviation Consulting Services, Incorporated, a North Carolina C-corporation [DBA The Prebuy Guys].

We are interested in learning more about your aviation requirements and how we can represent your best interests in your next aircraft acquisition, maintenance evolution, or sale.

Hear what our clients have said by clicking here or learn more by visiting our website. Also, be sure to check out our weekly aviation podcast called the Airplane Intel Podcast as well as our YouTube channel. If you have any questions, reach out to us any time by phone at 904-290-3870 or send an email to

Thank you for your time - we look forward to helping you with all of your aircraft ownership needs.


Adam Sipe & Don Sebastian