‘Forget everything you have heard at a cocktail party about aircraft,’ von Weise warns. ‘The biggest mistake lies in not understanding the costs, time and commitment it takes to own a private jet.’ a former pilot himself, Weise has been the owner of eight aircraft and admits to making every mistake possible when it comes to ownership, putting him in a good position to guide his clients through the pitfalls of financing, purchasing and ownership of an aircraft. Weise acknowledges that aircraft are a depreciating asset with a bad image. However, he also believes that people undervalue the inherent utility of business aircraft. ‘no other business tool creates time,’ he says. ‘a yacht is a great way to spend time but it doesn’t save it.’ and time is our greatest asset, after all.
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