All Jet Appraisal Corporation client aircraft will be personally examined and evaluated by Keith M. Bransky, who has been a professional aircraft appraiser since 1992. Mr. Bransky is one of the very few aircraft appraisers in the United States recognized by both the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA). He is an ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser under the (MTS) Aircraft Specialty discipline, and is also a NAAA Senior Certified Appraiser (NSCA). Mr. Bransky maintains USPAP qualification currency by complying with all mandated renewal requirements. Additionally, he regularly attends professional development programs and takes continuing education courses in aviation and valuation-related study.
Mr. Bransky has performed many hundreds of on-site appraisals on aircraft of all types. His client list has included some of the largest and most respected firms involved in aviation finance and aviation related services. These clients also include: national, regional, and community financial institutions; law firms requiring aircraft appraisals for cases involving issues such as damage diminution, probate, divorce, and tax matters; insurance companies; private owners; partnerships; flying clubs; brokers; and FBO's.
Mr. Bransky also is qualified and accredited (ARM-MTS) by the American Society of Appraisers to review aircraft appraisals performed by third-party appraisers. When used in litigation or financial audit cases, Appraisal Reviews provide an objective, critical analysis of the work of another aircraft appraiser.
In addition to the appraiser qualifications and experience noted above, Mr. Bransky holds the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licenses and ratings: Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) with an Inspection Authorization (I.A.); Aircraft Dispatcher; Flight Engineer Turbojet (FEJ); Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) with type ratings on the Boeing 737, 757, 767, 777, and MD11. He has over 21,000 total flight hours, including 4,000 hours flying turboprops and over 15,000 hours flying jet aircraft.
Mr. Bransky has also: worked as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI); served as a Check-Airman and an Instructor Pilot for a scheduled airline operation; taught pilot ground schools; brokered aircraft; worked as a general aviation mechanic at an FBO under FAR Part 91; maintained vintage and WWII military aircraft; worked as an airline mechanic/inspector under FAR Parts 135 and 121; maintained aircraft engines manufactured by: Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Garrett, Lycoming, and Continental; held a line-maintenance management position at a major airline.
Mr. Bransky holds two degrees granted by Southern Illinois University in 1980: a B.S. in Aviation Management and an A.A.S. in Aviation Technology. In 2006 he earned the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) designation from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Active aviation related memberships include: NBAA, GBAA, AMTS, LPBA, AOPA, and EAA. Membership in professional appraisal organizations include: ASA and NAAA.
A detailed curriculum vitae is available upon request.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS: Before you hire someone to appraise your aircraft, ask him the tough questions and exercise due diligence. What is this person's experience level, and what type of aviation background does he possess? Beware of the inexperienced "low-ball" bidder... his learning curve may take place on your aircraft and the consequences of a poorly prepared appraisal could be costly to you.
Remember... with experience comes peace-of-mind. Mr. Bransky's decades of quality experience will assure that your appraisal needs are dealt with correctly, thoroughly, and professionally.