Advice on possible business venture
Hello everyone - I'm brand new to this forum, but not to flying. I earned my commercial single engine instrument aand commercial multi-engine tickets in the mid mid to late 90's. I also had the pleasure and privilege of receiving some outstanding aerobatic training in a Super Decathlon in that same time period. Once raising kids took the lead, flying unfortunately went to the back burner for the most part. So,...long story short,...I want to know if partnering up with a trusted friend to buy, update and sell light general aviation aircraft is something that would work in the down economy. Our plans DO NOT include anything that would even remotely emulate what unscrupulous real estate brokers did to their customers. We want to acquire light gen. aviation aircraft (172, 177, 182, etc) at or near TBO and update the paint, panel and engine for the sole purpose of making the aircraft available at a modest price to those who have a dream to own and fly an affordable aircraft. We really want to focus on doing things right, without going over the top with gizzmos and unnecessary "gee whiz" expenses so that average people can buy a reliable aircraft without financial ruin. Can someone guide me in the discovery process regarding the feasibility of such a venture and where to turn for more advice. We are both contracted firemen working in Kuwait and are both pilots. We have the captial and possibly a third friend who is interested. We simply love airplanes, flying and being able to share it with others,...hopefully in the form of well, but modestly outfitted, affordable aircraft. Any help is appreciated,...and thisis my FIRST posting, this subject. Consider the ball as "rolling". Thanks in advance !!
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PPS. i apologize in advance if this is a duplicated thread.