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Conklin & de Decker announce annual Aircraft Acquisition Planning seminar

Oct. 22, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Conklin & de Decker will host their 14th Annual Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 10-11, 2013 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. NBAA attendees that register for this seminar at the Conklin & de Decker booth (#N5314) will receive an autographed copy of the Aircraft Acquisition Planning book, by co-author, Bill de Decker.

October 23, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

Unique from other seminars and workshops, the Conklin & de Decker Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar (AAP) is the only seminar that is designed to help the aircraft buyer, aircraft owner or aviation professional make informed decisions when buying, selling and owning an aircraft. This seminar will focus on the many areas of concern that affect the aircraft owner throughout the acquisition process.

The AAP Seminar is packed full of information that will assist the aviation professional who needs to develop a plan for changing their aircraft fleet when the time is right and determine which aircraft best meets their mission profile. Attendees will learn about the often confusing Federal and State taxes associated with aircraft acquisitions, depreciation, and like-kind exchanges, as well as the analysis behind the various financing alternatives and ownership structures. The latest on aircraft management, registration and creating a budget for your aircraft will also be covered in this comprehensive program.

The Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar is also certified by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) to be a Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accredited program allowing attendees to receive CAM credit for participating in the seminar.

“This two-day seminar is packed full of critical information and is a must-attend for anyone involved in the acquisition and operation of business aircraft,” commented Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decker co-owner and seminar chairwoman. “We have a outstanding group of experts in their respective fields lined up for this event. Attendees will learn about all aspects of purchasing and operating an aircraft in one exceptional program,” added Nel.


Register for the Aircraft Acquisition and Planning Seminar on or before November 9, 2013 and pay the discounted price of $895 per person. Registration after this date will be at the regular price of $995 per person. For more information about this seminar contact Christine Preston at (928) 443-8676 or, or visit the Conklin & de Decker web site at


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