DERRICK SCHMIDT AVIATION

Aircraft services powered by unparalleled expertise in Cessna Citation aircraft

 

Personalized aircraft services powered by unparalleled expertise in Cessna Citation aircraft.

 

Derrick Schmidt Aviation is a business jet sales company that offers personalized private and business aircraft services powered by unparalleled expertise in Cessna Citation aircraft.

DSA Mission

The mission of Derrick Schmidt Aviation (DSA) is to change the consumer experience of buying, selling, and owning a jet aircraft through personalized service, education, and long-term, collaborative partnerships. Our team of experts deploys their decades of knowledge and experience to deliver results unrivaled in the jet aircraft and Cessna Citation market. We assure the life-cycle of aircraft ownership is a smooth, carefree, and transformative experience for jet owners new and old.

Over 50 Years of Expertise

Since 2010, Derrick Schmidt and his team have guided countless clients through the world of business jet ownership. . .

Over 50 Years of Expertise in Cessna Citation Jet Services

Since 2010, Derrick Schmidt and his team have guided countless clients through the world of business jet ownership. After over a decade of service, DSA has become the premier private aviation consultant for the delivery, sale, and/or acquisition of new and used jet aircraft.

Derrick Schmidt Aviation draws its name from the foremost Cessna Citation jet expert, Derrick Schmidt. Derrick has multi-generational ties to the Cessna Service Center in Wichita and the Cessna family. Derrick’s mastery comes from over 20 years as a tenured Textron (Cessna) factory A&P and test pilot. He has logged over 10,000 hours as a test pilot in Citation jets of every series from the early 500s through to the latest Citation models. Derrick is also a longstanding member of the elite Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP).

Not only is Derrick an authority in the business aviation industry, he’s also a qualified, all-around gearhead. You name the machine, Derrick’s taken it apart and put it back together. Derrick started DSA with the same thoroughness and commitment to superior quality he uses when building a Chevy Camaro.

The team at Derrick Schmidt Aviation offers over 50 years of technical, operational, sales, and marketing experience with corporate flight departments, charter companies, private jet owners, and high net worth individuals (business jet owner-operators). Our team is built on our diversity of knowledge and unwavering commitment to our customers. We recognize that without each and every one of our valued partners, we would not be where we are today. With that ethos, we continue to deliver on our promise of superior outcomes, one aircraft at a time, one customer at a time.

Private Aviation Consultants

When you work with DSA, you get direct access to experts who are committed to building collaborative partnerships  . . .

Private Aviation Consultants Who Build Collaborative Client Relationships

When you work with DSA, you get direct access to experts who are committed to building collaborative partnerships with our clients. We spend time upfront getting to know the ins and outs of your objectives so we can meet and exceed them.

We know that expertise is formed by ongoing learning, and collaboration is a key piece of that process. We’re not shy about giving or receiving feedback, and use it to educate and guide you through purchasing or selling a jet.

Collaboration is vital to expanding our expertise and engaging in industry best practices. When you push us, we push ourselves, and everyone benefits.

Defending Your Interests

Whether you are a first-time buyer, or looking to upgrade, or want to add to your fleet, you won’t find better . . .

Defending Your Interests

Whether you are a first-time buyer, or looking to upgrade, or want to add to your fleet, you won’t find representation more equipped to protect your interests.

When it comes to being the best at what we do, there is no speed restriction. DSA’s team is always pushing the envelope to deliver results. We know that accepting answers at face value will impact the value of your asset or the deal you assume is negotiated in your favor.

DSA’s team leaves no stone unturned. We vigorously and aggressively protect our clients’ interests by asking tough questions until we get satisfactory answers.

At DSA, our clients come first. Always.

DSA Benefits

Buying or selling a jet aircraft isn’t an easy undertaking. It requires an in-depth knowledge of the market as well as . . .

The Benefits of Working with Derrick Schmidt Aviation

When you work with DSA, you’ll get:

Personalized Customer Service

Buying or selling a jet aircraft isn’t an easy undertaking. It requires an in-depth knowledge of the market as well as comprehensive operational and technical expertise. Above all, you need expert, individual guidance to secure the best deal that goes beyond the negotiated price. Whether you buy or sell with DSA, you’ll receive personalized customer service that is tailored to your needs.

A Partner From Take Off to Landing… and Beyond

Being part of the DSA family represents something bigger than a deal. Other companies are compartmentalized, losing the exchange of critical information as it is passed through the organization. The DSA team is plugged into a deal from beginning to end with key experts working in collaboration throughout the process.

Our expertise is injected into all phases of a deal, whether it is during the technical evaluation, routine maintenance, aftermarket contracts, or putting your jet into operation. That way, you can rest easy with the knowledge that DSA is overseeing every step.

Our primary focus is helping to get your jet operational so you can enjoy what you really came for—the freedom of flying.

A Focus On Your Vision, Not Your Money

We focus on what you want, not on how much money we can make from creating overly complicated and risky transactions. Our pricing includes services like:

  • Technical oversight
  • An expert flight test pilot
  • Market analysis
  • Detailed aircraft valuations

This all-inclusive pricing model assures the most comprehensive transactional experience. We listen to what you want, help you realize your vision, and deliver a value that is unmatched in the industry.

Your Aviation Fiduciary

From the beginning, DSA has taken great pride in doing right by our clients. We are not standardizing what makes a successful partnership—having first-rate ethics grounded by strong morals does that.

We think of ourselves as fiduciaries of the business aviation world; we're accountable to our obligations to you because you've hired us to represent those interests. That is the promise we have with each of our clients, every time.

Ready to experience your vision of jet ownership? Let’s get things off the ground!

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