Derrick Schmidt Aviation is a premier jet sales company that offers personalized business aircraft services powered by unparalleled expertise in Cessna Citation jets.
As pilots and mechanics, we understand clear communication produces predictable outcomes. In an industry where cloudy processes are the norm, we bring a hyper commitment to clarity by focusing on data and experience to optimize each transaction. Our clarity is rooted in expertise and demonstrated in our commitment to superior outcomes.
A multi-pronged approach to optimize results, maximize sale price and assure a tailored client experience.
Navigating clients through the foggy world of turbine transactions with over 50 years of expertise.
Providing insight, resources and services geared to enhance your aeronautical endeavors.
It’s clear, from the numerous positive comments from Cessna Citation customers, Derrick and his team are exceptionally well-equipped to deliver superior customer service for Citation aircraft. Derrick’s broad aviation background is extremely valuable, making DSA a stand-out company in the field. The board at Cessna is confident that DSA’s involvement with Citation customers is a win-win, as they provide an unmatched experience that always leaves the client pleased.
Derrick has done the inspection and acceptance for my Mustang. Smart guy, great experience. He knows the difference between a real problem, and just picking on something insignificant. That makes him a good compromise for both buyer and seller.
I took delivery of a new CJ4 earlier this month and have to say that, once again (he helped with my CJ3 acceptance nearly 9 years to the day), Derrick was spot on. While there were no major issues, he honed in on even the most minor items that needed to be addressed, mainly paint, that took Cessna about two days to resolve. The fact that he knows the people at Cessna, knows the plane inside and out and knows what actions are necessary to resolve any issue make this support well worth the expense.
Thought I would share this and recommend anyone thinking they might go it alone, reconsider and use DSA.
For anyone looking for a specialist to help them with the delivery of their aircraft or a mentor pilot within the Citation line, I would strongly endorse Derrick. This is an endorsement (unsolicited by Derrick) from someone who had a great experience using Derrick during both the delivery process of my M2 and during the mentoring time.
It was a most enjoyable and highly informative time and I can say I truly learned a lot of very practical tips in those few days. Derrick worked at Cessna on the production line for years before he became a test pilot there and problems knows more about these airplanes, their construction and operation than most people you will encounter.