Conklin & de Decker Announces 11th Annual Aircraft Acquisition Seminar in Scottsdale

Phoenix, AZ – August 26, 2010 -- Conklin & de Decker will host the 11th Annual Aircraft Acquisition and Planning Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 30 – December 1, 2010 at the Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort.

Unique from other seminars and workshops, the Conklin & de Decker Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar is the only seminar that is designed to help the aircraft buyer, owner or aviation professional to understand how to make an informed decision when buying and owning an aircraft. This Seminar will focus on the many areas of concern affecting the aircraft owner during the acquisition process.

Created for the aircraft owner, manager or aviation professional that is faced with the need to acquire an aircraft or develop the plan for changing the aircraft fleet, this 2-day seminar is a must for anyone who needs to determine the best aircraft for their mission. Attendees will also 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 in aircraft valuation and appraisals, insurance, and the importance of a competitive acquisition process will also be covered in this comprehensive seminar.

“This is a must attend event for anyone involved in the acquisition and operation of business aircraft,” commented Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decker co-owner and seminar chairwoman. “We are excited to offer this seminar again this year and we have a great 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 on or before November 1, 2010 and pay the discounted price of $795 per person. If you register after this date, you will pay the regular price of $995 per person. For more information about this seminar contact Christine Preston at 602-404-1854 or, or visit the Conklin & de Decker web site at

Conklin & de Decker, with more than 25 years in business, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Orleans, Massachusetts, Arlington, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded in 1984, focuses on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operating costs, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars. Conklin & de Decker consults with numerous individuals, corporations and government agencies worldwide. More information on their products and services, copies of published articles, and a unique “Members Only” section can be found on their website,