Welcome to Take-off Aviation Marketplace
We, as aviation enthusiasts, believe that with this website we address a significant need which we have identified. Namely, a consolidated and easily navigable directory of aircraft, products and services marketed by and to the aviation community.
Our vision and mission statements below clarify our objectives.
Whether you are a seller, a potential customer or just an aviation enthusiast, please browse this site as often as you wish. No registration is required. (If you wish to post an advertisement you will need to register – see the ‘Register’ button at the top of this page.)
We are confident that as Take-off Aviation Marketplace attracts more and more advertisers, you will find it increasingly interesting. You may wish to bookmark it to facilitate your return visits.
However, before you proceed, we do suggest that you read our Terms and Conditions to obviate any misunderstandings about our role and our mutual expectations.
On This Day in Aviation History
1987 - A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14A-70-GR Tomcat, BuNo 162707, of VF-74 out of NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia, operating from the USS Saratoga, accidentally shoots down a USAF RF-4C-22-MC Phantom II, 69-0381, 'ZR' tailcode, of the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, out of Zweibrücken Air Base, West Germany, at 1550 hrs. EDT over the Mediterranean during a NATO exercise, DISPLAY DETERMINATION. Both RF-4C crew eject, pilot Capt. Michael Ross of Portsmouth, Ohio, and WSO Lt. Randy Sprouse of Sumter, South Carolina, both of the 38th TRS, and are rescued by a helicopter from the Saratoga within 30 minutes, suffering numerous injuries. A Navy spokesman said that the F-14 downed the RF-4C with an air-to-air missile, but did not know whether it was a Phoenix, a Sparrow or a Sidewinder. This was likely due to insufficient information being relayed to the spokesman; recovery of the F-14 aboard Saratoga makes it obvious the missile was an AIM-9 Sidewinder. When told by the Saratoga's Admiral that they had been shot down, Sprouse remarks "I thought we were supposed to be on the same side?" to which the Admiral replies "We''re sorry about this, but most of the time we are." The Tomcat pilot is duly disciplined and permanently removed from flying status.
With acknowledgement to Wikipedia.
Vision of Take-off Aviation Marketplace
To become the website of first choice for those passionate about, or just interested in, aviation who wish to advertise, purchase and browse aircraft, products and services related to aviation.
Mission of Take-off Aviation Marketplace
We aim to provide an attractive and functional website devoted to aviation which:
provides cost-effective opportunities to sellers to market their aircraft, related products and services;
allows prospective customers to view offerings from a range of sellers and to make contact with their selected suppliers; and
encourages all interested in aviation to browse advertised aircraft, related products and services on a regular basis.
Flowing from this we envisage that the interests of sellers, customers and others will be well-satisfied, resulting in the continued growth of the website until it attains and maintains its position as the ‘go to’ source of information relating to offerings in the aviation marketplace.