brokering services

Brokering Services by TCA

March 7, 2018 (Ellington Field in Houston, Texas) — Third Coast Aviation LLC (“TCA“) announces the addition of aircraft acquisition and acquisition brokering services and integration with its flight training services, hence adding an important customer value proposition.  Our aircraft brokering follows our business plan implementing a documented process with measurable results, integrating our other offerings into our service.

Brokering Services Process

Our TCA Aircraft Acquisition and Brokering Services documented process looks like:

  1. Initial interview with customer / pilot
    1. Sign TCA agreement and fee ($800)
    2. Define “wants
    3. Pilot skills interview with one of our Certified Flight Instructors (CFI)
    4. Review Pilot insurance history
    5. Explore financial capabilities
  2. Interaction
    1. Customer selects 1 to 3 aircraft candidates from aircraft inventory presented (usually 10 or more)
    2. Submit requested financial documents to TCA if financing
  3. Report customer presentation
    1. Negotiated aircraft offer
    2. Gap analysis” between pilot skills and those required for aircraft selected
    3. Training plan
    4. TCA proposal for implementing training plan
    5. Financing options, including
      1. Financing institutions meeting customer’s needs
      2. Options for terms & interest
    6. Escrow options
    7. Possible income generating options for acquired aircraft
  4. Escrow
    1. Submit customer documents to financial institution
    2. Customer escrow deposit (customer paid)
    3. A&P aircraft inspection directed by TCA (customer paid)
    4. Presentation to customer of inspection report and “gap analysis
  5.  Closing
    1. Execution / signing

Our fees reflect industry standards at six (6%) to eight percent (8%) and are based on a sliding scale associated with the aircraft’s acquisition cost.  Because this service has been delivered without the documented process previously, we believe the added value is an exciting addition to the aviation community.

I followed this process with my students for a number of years, but this is exciting to be able to deliver a documented process to future customers,” said Third Coast Aviation’s Chief Pilot Costa Papanicolaou.  “Most of all, I believe that our services will have an impact on students’ ability to be successful and realistic with their aircraft purchases.


In a bid to keep its constituents – students, CFI’s, and aviation enthusiasts – up to date on happenings with TCA, here’s a list of recent changes at TCA:

About Third Coast Aviation LLC

Founded in January 2017, Third Coast Aviation LLC is a general aviation company serving the Texas Gulf Coast area with an initial focus providing Title 14 CFR Part 61 flight training and aircraft brokering.  Our personnel provide Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, and MEI) services to student pilots, delivering Discovery Flights through achieving their Private Pilot License (PPL), Instrument Rating (IR), Multi-Engine Rating, and Commercial Pilot License (CPL) – creating safe, competent pilots!

TCA, Ellington Airport (KEFD)
11200 Blume Avenue, Houston, Texas 77036
(979) 473-9822

© 2018 by Third Coast Aviation LLC, all rights reserved.

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