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See You in Oshkosh!

(GROTON, CT – July 19, 2021)  For most of us in the general aviation sector, EAA Oshkosh is the kickoff event to the show season. […]

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Chris Riley

Chris Riley joins the team at Columbia Aircraft Sales, Inc.

(Groton, CT – June 2, 2021) Columbia Aircraft Sales, Inc., is pleased to welcome Chris Riley to our team in Groton, Connecticut. Chris Riley comes […]

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Columbia Newsletter, Summer 2021

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Director of Maintenance Jim Celentano Retires

(Groton, CT – April 30, 2021)  Columbia wishes a fond farewell this week to Jim Celentano, Director of Maintenance, who has overseen the Columbia maintenance […]

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Columbia’s Top Notch Avionics Team at Work

(Groton, CT – March 29, 2021) With over 80 years of combined experience, the highly skilled avionics team at Columbia Air Services has been servicing […]

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2020 TBM 940

New Arrival! 2020 TBM 940 N940AB

2020 TBM 940 N940AB 2020 TBM 940 Serial Number 1341 Just Arrived from the Factory. Fully Optioned. HomeSafe Emergency Autoland. Limited time remains to take advantage […]

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2016 TBM 930

Columbia Select Pre-Owned TBM 930 N930VT Serial Number 1153

Columbia Select Pre-Owned TBM 930 N930VT Serial Number 1153 Pilot Door. Elite Edition. Only 995 TTSN (Groton, CT – September 2, 2020)  We are proud […]

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Fall Fly-in 2020 Date Announced

(GROTON, CT, August 31st, 2020)   The Columbia® group of aviation companies today announced that its Fall 2020 Fly-In will be held on Saturday October 24th, […]

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Introducing Columbia Select Pre-Owned

  (Groton, CT, July 23rd, 2020)   The Columbia® group of aviation companies today announced that it has launched its Columbia Select Pre-Owned class of aircraft. […]

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Columbia Celebrates our 40th Anniversary

Columbia Celebrates our 40th Anniversary (Groton, CT, July 15, 2020)   As much of our industry repositions itself in the wake of COVID-19, Columbia Aviation Companies […]

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Columbia Aircraft Sales, Inc. Now Offers Contactless Showings

(Groton, CT – June 19, 2020) We realize that minimizing exposure to COVID-19 is a real concern for many of our customers. In response, Columbia […]

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Shifting Paradigms

Shifting Paradigms in a Post-Covid Aircraft Sales World

(Groton, CT – May 29, 2020)  For the past 15-20 years I have consistently participated in Sun-n-Fun to “open” the season, Oshkosh to finish the […]

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Columbia Aviation Companies – COVID-19 Response

(Groton, CT – April 16, 2020)  The effects of the global COVID-19 crisis have forced many industries to adapt to a new and constantly shifting […]

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Sun n Fun 2020

Sun n Fun 2020

(Groton, CT – April 8, 2020)   By now most all of you have heard of the cancellation of Sun ‘n Fun for 2020. The financial […]

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TBM 940DT

HOMESAFE Emergency Autoland System

(Groton, CT – March 16, 2020)  Daher recently announced HOMESAFE in the TBM 940. Based on Garmin’s Emergency Autoland System, HOMESAFE will provide aircraft guidance […]

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2019 Piper M500

Piper Availability -For Immediate and Unrestricted Sale!

(Groton, CT – February 27, 2020)  These two Pipers below, an M500 and M350, are both holdovers from our 2019 selling season. Demo flights and […]

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Columbia Newsletter January, 2020

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TBM 940

TBM 940’s Available

(Groton, CT – December 5, 2019)  As 2019 comes to a close we are aggressively looking to find homes for these aircraft. If you are […]

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Columbia Newsletter July 30, 2019

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Columbia Newsletter September, 2019

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Columbia Newsletter March 30, 2019

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TBM 930

Fly Away in the World’s Fastest Single Engine Turboprop

Fly Away in the World’s Fastest Single Engine Turboprop! Whether you’re in the market for the new TBM 940 with enhanced E-Copilot features such as Auto-Throttle […]

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Oshkosh 2019

Oshkosh 2019- Planeology Answers

Oshkosh 2019- Planeology Answers How did you do?  I’ve had a fair amount of feedback on this blog ranging from it was fun to it […]

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EAA Oshkosh – Planeology

EAA Airventure Oshkosh How’s Your Planeology? Before we start today’s quiz, yes – this will require the use of the gray cells, I want to […]

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EAA AirVenture

EAA AirVenture 2019

Warming Up EAA Air Venture 2019 Oshkosh started to get into its flow today. Most of the mud had dried, and the usual dust from […]

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Oshkosh 2019

Welcome to Oshkosh 2019

Kick off to Oshkosh 2019 When I arrived at Oshkosh 2019 on Sunday, it was to a scene of downed trees, mud, puddles and power […]

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Sun n' Fun 2019

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – Recap & Reflections

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – Recap & Reflections Earlier in the week I half jokingly discussed what it is about an airshow that attracts us […]

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Sun n' Fun 2019

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – Teamwork

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – Teamwork Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines teamwork as “work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal […]

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Sun n' Fun 2019

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – Thursday April 4th

I feel the blues coming on…. Call me an Airshow junky.  It’s happened before. Deep down inside we all come to airshows for the same […]

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Sun n’ Fun 2019 – Perfect Weather

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – Perfect Weather Cool temperatures and a cloudless sky at Sun n’ Fun 2019 today.  What could be better than that […]

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Sun n' Fun 2019

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – It’s Show Time!

Sun n’ Fun 2019 – It’s Showtime! After a morning of clouds and rain it looked like the first day of the Sun ‘n Fun […]

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Sun n' Fun 2019

Welcome to Sun n’ Fun 2019

Welcome to Sun n’ Fun 2019! You know that winter is finally on its way out with the start of airshow season.  And what could […]

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TBM 910 N910ER

2019 Daher TBM 910 Elite Edition – New Features Highlighted!

Recently arrived from France this 2019 TBM 910 has only ferry time since new.  The TBM provides the performance of a light jet with the flexibility […]

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TBMOPA Safety Seminar

TBMOPA Safety Seminar in KGON

Regional TBMOPA Safety Seminar – KGON 2019 (Groton, CT – September 27, 2018)  Good day from Groton, Connecticut. This is just a reminder that the […]

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oshkosh 2018

Oshkosh 2018 – The Classics

After a few Oshkosh’s its not uncommon to see the same aircraft in the spotlight from one year to the next.  This happens for two […]

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Oshkosh 2018

Oshkosh 2018 – Serendipity

Oshkosh 2018 – Serendipity ser-en-dip-i-ty  (noun) : the occurrence and development of events by chance or in a happy way Several of us were awaiting […]

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Oshkosh 2018

Oshkosh 2018 – If One is Good…

Oshkosh 2018 If one is good, two must be better… As was discussed yesterday, having redundancy is a good thing, right? We agreed that having […]

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Welcome to Oshkosh 2018!

Welcome to Oshkosh 2018! Welcome to Oshkosh 2018! Hard to believe that its Oshkosh time already. The year is flying by (pun intended) with Oshkosh […]

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Piper M-Class

Q3 2018 Piper M-Class Positions Available, But Limited…

Are you considering an upgrade into a new Piper M-Class M350, M500 or M600 in 2018?  Summer is just upon us, but the time to […]

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SnF18 – Wrapping Up

SnF18 – Wrapping Up Today was my last day at Sun ‘n Fun. In place of the usual observations that I’ve made in previous “last […]

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sun n' fun

Sun n’ Fun – Military Showcase

Sun n’ Fun – Military Showcase Let’s face it, we’re all airplane junkies. We say we love going to airshows to see the latest in […]

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Sun n' Fun 2018

Sun n’ Fun 2018 – The Goldilocks Effect’ Fun 2018 – The Goldilocks Effect

Sun n’ Fun 2018 – The Goldilocks Effect Everyone knows that when you go to the theater you don’t want to sit too close to […]

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Sun n' Fun

Sun n’ Fun 2018 – Sun, Blue Skies & Airplanes!

Sun n’ Fun 2018 – Sun, Blue Skies & Airplanes! That is what it’s supposed to be, yes?  After the total wash out of yesterday’s […]

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Sun n' Fun

Sun n’ Fun or Rain n’ Pain?

Sun n’ Fun or Rain n’ Pain? Usually I take so many photos of the daily events at Sun n’ Fun that I’m up into […]

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SnF18

SUN’ n FUN 2018

Are you going to SUN’ n FUN 2018? For the longest time it appeared that winter would never end here in the northeast. But as […]

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2018 TBM 930

2018 TBM 930 SN 1216 – New In Inventory

Columbia’s first 2018 TBM 930 arrived early January. N930ZD features a pilot door and the Daher Elite Edition seating. Every place it lands the reaction […]

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New Year New Piper

Happy New Year – Time for a Piper!

Happy New Year! Happy New Year from our Piper team here at Columbia Aircraft Sales! I hope that everyone is getting some flying time in […]

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AOPA Fly-in

AOPA Fly-In October 6th – 7th

AOPA Fly-In October 6th – 7th Please join us next Friday, October 6th, and Saturday, October 7th, for the AOPA Fly-In at the Groton-New London […]

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Sun n' Fun

Sun n’ Fun – Transition Day

With so many examples of fine aircraft at Sun n’ Fun it is difficult to select any one as a standout.  The T33 aka Shooting […]

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Sun n’ Fun – P-51 Mustang Day

There were more than 16,000 P-51 Mustangs built during its four decades of active military use. According to the website www.mustangsmustangs.com there are only 296 […]

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Arrivals – Oshkosh 2017

Listen in on any of the tower frequencies at KOSH and it doesn’t take long to figure out that the controllers are not only working […]

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100 Years – Oshkosh 2017

July 26, 2017

Aviation is full of milestones and anniversaries. This year at Oshkosh is no exception.  The 50th anniversary of the Apollo Space Program, the 75th anniversary […]

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2017 TBM 930 Available for Immediate Delivery

Seen here flying with the Patrouille de France, the 2017 TBM 930 N930ZP escorted the French Aerobatic team to the US from France. It arrived […]

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