Our Aviation Appraisers

 

DANIEL H. RAUSCH, ASA, ISTAT

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Mr. Rausch’s aviation career began as a flight instructor while attending college in Daytona Beach, Florida. He then went on to work for the Federal Aviation Administration in Los Angeles and Miami, where he spent eleven years and held various positions including Air Traffic Control Specialist and Military Liaison and Security Specialist. He participated in feasibility studies and was instrumental in the writing and re-writing of various Federal Air Regulations (Now CFRs). Mr. Rausch is a former Senior Vice President of Avmark Services Ltd (ASL), a law firm specializing in the aviation and related equipment fields. During his thirteen and-a-half years at ASL, he performed aircraft inspections and appraisals, tracked Department of Transportation and airline industry data for determining aircraft half-life values, and maintained an extensive up-to-date aviation library. He is widely known in his position of co-editor of the company’s Aircraft Marketletter, where it was his responsibility for the gathering of all aircraft and engine transactions and offerings around the world. He has extensive knowledge of aircraft and engine values relative to such transactions. In 1998 he co-founded Aviation Asset Management Inc, which specializes in the appraisal and consulting areas concerning physical assets of airlines including ground equipment, OEM & wholesale suppliers, and FAR 145 Overhaul & Repair Facilities. He is a Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (instrument & multi-engine) and holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Aeronautical Science, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mr. Rausch is a member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) and is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser. Mr. Rausch is also a member of The American Society of Appraisers of which he is an Accredited Senior Appraiser. He is one of a small number of listed appraisers under the specialty of Machinery, Technical Specialties/Aircraft in the USA. Mr. Rausch has served as a Special Magistrate for Broward and Palm Beach Counties since 2005. He was chosen for his years of experience in appraisals and is responsible for judging taxpayer disputes with the county’s Ad Valorem Tax division on tangible personal property.

 

GARY A. WEBSTER, ASA

Accredited Senior Appraiser

 

Mr. Webster’s business career began with employment with the Federal Aviation Administration and remained for eleven years as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. During his FAA employment he was involved in the training department and instrumental in evaluations of computer operations and training devices in the Miami ARTCC facility. From 1974-2002 he has owned several businesses including: aircraft rentals and leasing for fixed base operators and sky diving. He has extensive experience in the sales, leasing, rental and appraisals of light and heavy construction and excavation equipment. In 2001 Mr. Webster became a member of The American Society of Appraisers and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) under the specialty of Machinery, Technical Specialties/Aircraft as well as Machinery, Technical Specialties/ Machinery & Equipment. He has been active in the appraisal of aircraft, engines, industrial machine shop equipment; including aircraft overhaul shops, aircraft OEM facilities, aircraft ground equipment and construction equipment. Mr. Webster graduated from Miami Dade Junior College in 1971 with an Associate in Science degree in Aviation. He holds a Commercial Pilot’s Certificate with Instrument Rating. In 2005 Mr. Webster was active as a Special Magistrate for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. He was chosen for his years of experience in appraisals and is responsible for judging taxpayer disputes with the county’s Ad Valorem Tax division on personal property.