A note of thanks for the expert and professional way in which you advised me on the purchase and import of my Cessna 172SP from the USA.
Once I made the decision to purchase an aircraft from the US, your expertise and advice certainly took all the worry out of the transaction. Your knowledge of and experience with the US and Australian Customs minefield was certainly a welcome relief.
One of my biggest concerns of course was the aircraft eventually arriving safely in Australia. The US company you recommended were first class. The way they packed the aircraft and shipped it to Australia meant the aircraft arrived in Australia without a scratch. They kept me informed at all times. Their considerable knowledge and experience in packing and importing aircraft around the world was obvious.
Thanks also for the wonderful job in reassembling my Cessna once it arrived at your Bathurst workshop and all within your original cost budget. Due to the paper work arranged in advance, it seemed no time before we were up and flying. It looked exactly as we inspected it in the US. My wife and I are thrilled with our Cessna.
I have no hesitation in recommending your services to any prospective purchaser considering importing from the US.
Greg Tait – Director
Taitfam Pty Ltd
I have known Mark Renshaw for over 5 years now in his capacity as LAME at Bathurst Airport. He has recently assisted me in importing a Cessna 182T from America.
Mark advised me on all aspects of the process. He calculated the funds needed based on the current exchange rates and advised me when I needed to transfer funds into his account.
He went to America on my behalf and inspected the plane for me. He also conducted a test flight before advising me to proceed with the purchase. He then arranged packaging and transport to Australia. He also supervised customs inspection on arrival in Australia and subsequently the planes reassembly in Bathurst.
I was advised on all the necessary steps for registering the plane with CASA
There is no way I could have done all this without his expertise.
In Short: If importing a plane from overseas you need someone you can trust to deal with large sums of money honestly . In addition the charges for their services should be fair and reasonable. In all aspects of this process I found Mark to be knowledgeable and completely trustworthy and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to go through this process.
Dr I R Fulture
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
I recently purchased an aircraft from the USA and imported it to Australia. The process was extremely well orchestrated from internet search to inspection in the US to reassembly and local registration and granting of Certificate of Airworthiness. Mark organised the whole process
He handled the foreign exchange transaction, inspected the aircraft and supervised and participated in a ferry flight from Maryland to Kansas. He liased with customs when the container arrived at Port Botany. He personallly removed it from the shipping container in Bathurst and oversaw the reassembly. He handled all the paper work. He organised for the local database update. He charged very reasonable fees and stuck to his original quote.
I would not hesitate to purchase another aircraft through Mark. He is an honest and very professional LAME and owner of Aerowork Bathurst. If you would like to discuss a planned import please do not hesitate to call me.
Dr Andrew Denovan
Bowenfels Medical Practice