Looked neat to see SOLD next to the “Marines Dream” listing. I remember looking in a hobby shop window as a kid from a row house wishing I had enough money to buy a model, and doing all kinds of odd jobs in the neighborhood to get the $4 or $5 dollars it cost. Maybe this is crazy but I am glad that Marines Dream is now mine. I only wish my father who was in the 1st Marine Air Wing was alive to see it. He learned to fly after the war and inspired my love of flying and WWII aircraft!
Just a note to let you know that Peter Smiths aircraft arrived safely and in perfect condition at Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England ( Home of 453rd Bomb Group ) on Thursday. The packing was a work of art! It’s one of the nicest Stearman I have seen, a real cracker ! We hope to assemble next week.
Just to let you know that the Stearman arrived safely @ Old Buckenham Airfield on Thursday, and was unpacked as carefully as it was packed up. Very many thanks for all the care you took. I saw it in the hangar today, & it looks pristine. Hopefully it will be re-assembled later next week.Many thanks for all the time & effort expended on this.
On behalf of Peter.
The BT-13 was the first airplane that I have bought from Courtesy Aircraft and I can not tell you how pleased I was dealing with your Company. The price was fair and the deal uncomplicated. I know that I was on the low end of your market but I could not have received better service if I had been buying a P-51. The fact that you cleared a lien that had been out there since 1952 spoke volumes to me and you did it without me having to beg. When I buy again, I’I’ll buy from Courtesy Aircraft Sales!
Thanks for your help during our purchase. The flight home was uneventful and I sure appreciate Mark’s assistance and the fact that you sent him along with me. It was invaluable.
Once again my thanks for your professionalism and your personal interest in my leaving as a satisfied customer and new friend.
Finally back home in Switzerland. I wanted to thank you for the good and professional T-28 training I received from you guys. Thanks a lot.
Thank you very much for the wonderful day Saturday in your facility. We had a great time.
Thank yo for the wonderful lunch also. You are the perfect host and I hope we were grateful guests.
It was a wonderful opportunity to see and be near all those wonderful Warbirds. I know the members who were given rides in the T-28 will remember them always.
Thanks again… See you in Oshkosh. Keep ’em flying!
Just writing to tell you thank-you for all your service and support while my mechanic checked over the 210D last week. He arrived, unscathed, back home with the airplane yesterday. I’ll finally get to see the plane for myself this coming weekend as my work is keeping me from getting out to the airport earlier. It was a pleasure dealing with you. Aside from the few nits, the plane was pretty much as you advertised. We appreciate your honesty and willingness to negotiate. I think we both got a fair deal. Courtesy will be recommended by me, often.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for the way you treated me on my visit to purchase my Bird Dog. You have definitely lived up to your company name (Courtesy).
I have always believed that Brokers are glorified Car Salesmen, however you have blown that idea out of the water. I was totally amazed how you treated people who aren’t there to purchase an aircraft as merely to Plane Spotters. You showed them the same amount of respect that you do to potential customers.
You are a true ambassador to the aviation industry and War Bird fraternity.
Many thanks and I am sure I will be doing business with you again in the futures.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to again thank you for all the help and counsel you gave in connection with the sale of my “mistress.” Your words of patience at strategic moments resulted in my getting a much fairer price for the plane than I would have if I had been my own broker. Your hand-holding was most appreciated, and helped me through this “life-event.” It is hard to accept that one is no longer 19 any more.
Home safe and sound with a very fine Duke thanks in large part to your fine organization and great salesman, John Kraman. It was extremely nice getting to finally meet you and see Courtesy Aircraft, of which I had heard so much through the years.
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for your support in making this transition go smoothly. Being a Marketing manager, I appreciate good salesmanship and follow-up. You did an excellent job in both!
I am very pleased to tell you that the N623TC arrived in Germany last week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support and help you provided in making this deal happen. It was a great pleasure working with you. The aircraft received all the desired avionics and now is in an immaculate condition. We are looking forward to seeing you again.
Kind regards and all the best for you and your family!
Thank you so much for the AWESOME ride! I’ve been telling everyone about my T-6 adventure. It sure made my flight instructor jealous. Did you get to see the story? I think it turned out really well. Let me know if there’s anything I can ever help you with.
“Mark, Thanks for getting me connected with Harvard N1811B. The condition and equipment of this Harvard was even better than advertised, and has allowed me to hit the ground running with my Harvard Extreme Air Show Act. Imagine finding a pristine Canadian Harvard in Texas. Lucky for me, your reach is world wide. I look forward to sending you some air show pics from this season.”
Glad you could help get it sold!!!! Understatement.
You worked magic….listed and had a buyer in a matter of hours not days.
I could not be happier Darcy.
Good Morning, Darcy.
I just filled out your comment card, relaying my experience with Courtesy Aircraft. I just wanted to personally tell you how please I was with the buying process. You made the transition easy, answered all my questions and helped facilitate the transaction. I am most appreciative!
Also, I couldn’t be happier with the aircraft. It’s performance exceeds my expectations. I know I will have many years of flying bliss with this bird.
“Fantastic Darcy. Thank you for all the work and diligence regarding this small project. You made us feel like you were selling a Mustang.”
Spirit of Tulsa Squadron
Thank you Mark. I congratulate you for your excellent business that does so much for the Warbird community!
Keep em’ Flying!
I have had the pleasure of buying through Courtesy twice and selling through Courtesy once.
In each case the experience was positive and without drama or unforeseen events. The honesty and integrity of the team of Mark, Darcy, Kathi, and whomever they recommend to help make things happen, has been stellar.
My sales person Darcy was very helpful. We were able to work through the struggles of my first time buying a warbird. There were many things that her and her company did to help me along. Everyone there played a part and helped me through the process. All of my may questions were answered in short order and that really helped a great deal. They helped me get the airplane I have wanted for years. I am very happy with the aircraft and the help from all involved. Great job!
I greatly appreciated the “first call” on this Warbird coming to the market. Thanks for keeping us in mind as opportunities arise.
Darcy is very professional. Your team handled a minor problem perfectly. Your prompt reply at each of my requests was greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Mark and your great team!
Dear Mr. Clark-
I just wanted to take a moment to send you a note a thanks. Ever since I was a child, I loved aviation. Growing up close to a Naval Air Base in Pennsylvania, I have a fondness for military aircraft. Almost daily, Phantoms, A-4s and Sea Kings would fly over the house. It was a great place to grow up if you ask me!
For years now I have been following your website. It is great to see the beautiful aircraft you have sold and currently have in inventory. After reading the customer comments, it shows that you and your staff have a passion for keeping the classics (or soon to be classics) in the air and with people that will ensure they are not just something seen in books or documentaries. The customer comments were the inspiration for this thank you. Please keep up what you guys are doing and I hope you have great success in the future.