Advisory Services

Trusted Professionals

The trusted professionals at Pentastar Aviation have decades of experience evaluating the needs of aircraft owners and buyers, resulting in the delivery of the most efficient and effective aviation solutions. Whether you are considering the sale or acquisition of an aircraft, or weighing options for aircraft modifications, upgrades and refurbishments, the aviation advisors at Pentastar will assess all of your options and provide you with a detailed recommendation on how to proceed. With a National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser on staff, and expertise on a wide range of aircraft and MRO services both domestic and international, rest assured you will be provided everything you need to make a well-informed decision.

Once you choose the option that is best for you, a Pentastar Aviation advisor will continue to provide advisory services to ensure that your best interests are always at the forefront.

The Pentastar Aviation advisors provide valuable insight on:

  • Operational and maintenance budget projections
  • Aircraft pre-purchase inspections
  • Technical evaluations
  • Valuation estimates
  • Aircraft management program evaluation
  • Aircraft refurbishment planning and oversight
  • Connections to multiple aircraft financiers, lessors, and aviation legal and tax experts
  • Aircraft selection through comparison and needs analysis

To learn more contact:

Doug Levangie

NAAA Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser
248.249.7307
dlevangie@pentastaraviation.com


The National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) is the Trade Association for professional aircraft appraisers. Since 1980 the NAAA has been the Certification entity and has established the standards and Code of Ethics for professional aircraft appraisers in the United States and abroad. 

An appraisal report written by an NAAA Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser is an impartial, verifiable opinion of the value of a piston or turbine aircraft, requiring excellent knowledge of the aircraft being evaluated and all known factors that impact supply, demand and valuation in the aircraft marketplace. The senior certification also includes a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) endorsement and includes the ability to work on legal cases and certain government required reports.

Doug Levangie, has achieved the highest level of appraisal excellence by the NAAA, and has been credentialed as a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser.  With more than 35 years of aviation industry experience, Levangie has expertise on a wide range of aircraft to provide aircraft owners and buyers valuable insight on technical evaluations, aircraft pre-purchase inspections, valuation estimates, and aircraft selection. 


Pentastar Aviation is a member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago. It is comprised of selected aircraft sales and brokerage businesses that are IADA Certified, and aircraft product/services companies that adhere to the highest professional standards. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, IADA members abide by an elite 14-point Code of Ethics that provides standards of business conduct regarding aircraft transactions.  


Customers looking for a comprehensive management program with a cost-effective solution to owning and operating an aircraft, are a perfect fit for Partners in Aviation (PIA).  Pentastar Aviation will utilize PIA to match two prospective owners with low to medium usage requirements, based in a common geographical area, for joint ownership and cost sharing of a new or late-model aircraft.  The program will allow customers to have access to a whole aircraft while cutting the net cost of ownership in half, ease the burden of scheduling and maintenance, provide for autonomy in tax and title and ensure a seamless exit plan. 

Let our experts provide you with further details 1-800-662-9612