Ten years ago this October, LMA opened its doors for the first time with a vision to become an invaluable resource for pilots throughout their aircraft ownership experience.
Today, the company has served over 1,500 clients and has grown its staff to 27, operating out of five cities around the country.
Take a look at some of the significant events that have helped shape Lone Mountain Aircraft over the years:
Pilot and President Mark Rogers establishes Lone Mountain Aircraft – a company built by pilots for pilots.
LMA is named a Cirrus Authorized Reseller and begins its mission to come alongside pilots during transactions, training and ownership.
Mark begins recruiting exceptional talent including Atlanta-based Daniel Christman, a former factory direct Sales Representative for Cirrus.
Lone Mountain is the highest volume Cirrus Reseller in 2009.
Paul Sallach, former corporate demo pilot for Cirrus Aircraft, joins LMA, based out of Las Vegas. He enables LMA to expand their services for owner-operators with his international flying experience and strong product knowledge.
Lone Mountain begins serving customers in the turboprop and light jet space, recording its first turboprop transaction, a Piper Meridian purchased for inventory.
Another talented pilot and team member is found in Jon Stull, who is brought on for his experience in serving clients in Legacy aircraft. Lone Mountain completes several additional turbine aircraft sales, including international transactions.
Former Cirrus Aircraft demo pilot, Dave Niles, comes aboard the Lone Mountain team with commercial, instrument, single and multi-land pilot experience and over 2,000 flight hours.
Lone Mountain hires Kevin Gregor as Controller. His position soon evolves into much more as he begins taking the lead in providing finance opportunities for clients.
The Lone Mountain Aircraft Maintenance Facility opens its doors at the Warren County Airport, Ohio in order to better serve clients.
Ryan Yenger joins the team as the Director of Maintenance, bringing decades of aircraft maintenance experience.
At five years old, Lone Mountain sells its 500th aircraft. Lone Mountain Aircraft Finance is launched and completes its first finance deal.
Cirrus continues development of the Vision Jet, and Lone Mountain helps many clients acquire or sell Vision Jet Positions.
Mark Egan joins the Lone Mountain team, bringing with him a decade of Cirrus experience, managing the Preowned Sales Program and working in the Flight Operations Department.
LMA’s First Jet is purchased for inventory – a Cessna Citation. This acquisition expands LMA’s abilities as they serve jet customers with finance, acquisition, and management
Another sales team member is added as Mike Grana joins Lone Mountain’s staff with a vast knowledge of turboprops.
Lone Mountain Aircraft Maintenance makes a significant step forward in their ability to serve pilots by becoming an official Cirrus Authorized Service Center, one of only five in the state of Ohio.
Daniel Christman becomes one of the first pilots type rated in the SF50 Vision Jet.
Lone Mountain expands its team by adding two new members. Gordon Ramsay joins the sales team, bringing with him invaluable experience in TBM and Piper aircraft and Jordan Sok is hired as Marketing Director.
In just three years since reaching the halfway mark, Lone Mountain records its 1000th plane sale. It continues to lead Cirrus resales, recording nine consecutive years as highest volume Cirrus reseller.
LMA Finance closes 49 aircraft loans in 2017.
Though not over yet, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for LMA:
The business has opened Lone Mountain Flight Training in Lebanon, Ohio – a Cirrus Authorized Training Center (CTC).
A Flight Level Components shop is established and launched.
Sales team member Mark Egan became the first pilot to receive SF-50 type rating in a Vision Jet simulator, further expanding LMA’s service ability to owners and operators.
From the entire team at Lone Mountain, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your aircraft ownership experience throughout the years! We look forward to many more to come.