Buy an Aircraft
Choose the Make/Model
that is Right for You
Research Your Aircraft
Put Deposit on Plane/
Open Escrow Account
Verify the Aircraft
has a Clean Title
Get a Quality
Arrange Final Payment
Pick Up your plane/
Aircraft Buyer's Checklist
Step 7: Verify the aircraft has a clean title
If there is an old lien on the aircraft, you cannot get financing, and worse yet that person could have
a claim to your airplane. Finding this out ahead of time could save you time and the expense of costly attorneys' fees.
Ordering a title search
There are companies in Oklahoma with access to FAA records that can perform a title search for you. It will list
any liens against the aircraft or site that there are none. Any old liens must be released by filing the correct
release of lien paperwork with the FAA, signed by the original lien holder. Most title search companies provide additional serivces to research old liens and attempt to get them released.
If you use an escrow service they will probably include a title search in their escrow package. A quality escrow service
will not release funds without verifying the aircraft has a clean title.