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Bidding » Aircraft for Sale and Bid Process

Follow these simple steps to bid on available aircraft for sale:

Step One

Review all available aircraft in this week's auction on our AIRCRAFT FOR SALE summary page.  Each unit is coded with its own stock number.  The aircraft are listed by manufacturer, model, year and suggested bid for easier selection and viewing.  Columns can be sorted by any header simply by clicking on the desired header column (year, suggested bid, etc.).

Only aircraft labeled “available” are included in the present week’s auction.

We recommend personal inspection of each aircraft prior to bidding. Call us in advance to arrange a viewing at all locations.

Step Two

We require interested bidders to discuss both the details of a particular unit, and the auction process, with a National Liquidators sales broker in advance of submitting a bid.  All offers must be submitted on an official offer form.

Download the aircraft sales offer form, complete it and return it by fax to 954-791-8188 or by email to the appropriate National Liquidators sales broker.  NO OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED without the bidder discussing both the details of a particular aircraft, and the auction process ,with a National Liquidators sales broker in advance of submitting a bid and confirmation of receipt of a signed aircraft sales offer form.  We do not accept verbal offers, or unconfirmed or unsigned offers.

Aircraft Sales Offer Form (PDF) - This form is used for all National Liquidators aircraft.

Our Aircraft Sales Staff is available at (800) 633-7172

Call us in advance to arrange a viewing at any location.

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Saturday 9:00 AM– 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Sunday by appointment only

You may use our contact us form to ask technical questions about particular aircraft, to gain an understanding of the auction process, request a bidder number, or to sign up for automatic updates of additional aircraft being offered for sale. A sales broker will promptly respond to all pertinent contact requests.

There is a $20.00 first time bid fee* required at the time the bid is submitted. Additionally, there is a $1,000 or 10% deposit required (whichever is greater) with all bids* submitted. Both the $20.00 fee and deposit can be paid with cash, certified funds or wire transfer. Your National aircraft sales broker will discuss these options and deposit requirements with you prior to submitting your bid.

Step Three

Aircraft auction offers are accumulated and closed each Monday at 4:00pm Eastern Time.  The highest offer on each unit is submitted to the bank the following morning.   Responses to the bid offers are typically communicated within 48 hours.  The seller, at its sole option, may accept or reject the bid offer or make a counter offer. If an offer is not accepted within a particular weekly cycle, the unit is simply placed back for sale into the following week’s bid cycle.  All offers need to be resubmitted weekly (if desired); offers are only good for the one week period in which they were signed and submitted.

Bidder Responsibilities

First time bidders must pay a $20.00 non-refundable bid fee* which covers the administrative process of entering that bidder into our system for this and future transactions.

All offers must be accompanied by either a $1,000 or 10% deposit, whichever is greater.

Upon verbal notification of acceptance of an offer, the buyer has 5 working days to complete any “conditions” as set forth and pay the amount due IN FULL via certified funds. Failure to close the transaction within 5 business days after notice of acceptance will result in the deposit being forfeited and the aircraft placed into the next auction cycle.

In addition to the purchase price, there is a $399.00 administrative fee for paperwork handling on all aircraft*.

The buyer has 24 hours (or one business day) to remove the purchased aircraft from our storage facility or make arrangements for payment of storage after closing.  Storage charges will accrue on all aircraft until departure.


National gathers and distributes appropriate title paperwork and other documents in connection with each aircraft sold.  The $399.00 administrative fee does not include recording the transfer of title.


All purchasers will either pay sales tax at the established rate in the state where the collateral is located at time of sale or sign an out-of-state delivery affidavit indicating that purchaser will pay the appropriate sales tax and provide a valid copy of a driver’s license (with the exception of Ohio and Florida residents, who must pay sales tax directly to us at sale).  All dealers will be required to provide a state sales tax number, valid dealer’s certificate and sign a resale certificate or Statement for Exemption of Purchase.


Payment can be made by certified funds, financing, cash or bank wire. No drafts, personal or company checks or credit cards (other than for the $20 bid fee) will be accepted.

All information provided about aircraft is believed to be accurate, however, bidder assumes full responsibility to verify and confirm any and ALL information and specifications provided by National Liquidators. All aircraft are sold AS IS WHERE IS, with no warranties, express or implied, as to condition or fitness for a particular purpose.