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Meet the Board Members of the PAAO - All of them are Senior Professional Aircraft Apprasiers and Aircraft People

Mike Simmons - President / CEOMike Simmons

Education:  B.S. Engineering – North Carolina State University

Positions Held:  Various Positions including Engineering, Product Marketing Manager, Product Manager & Corporate Training

Aviation Experience:  Private Pilot with Instrument Rating, aircraft owner and over 20 years of flight experience.

Aircraft Appraisal Experience:

Aircraft Appraiser since 1992.  Currently, PAAO Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser & President of the PAAO.

George Nardone - Marketing Director

Aviation Experience

  • Been active in aviation for 50 yearsGeorge Nardone

  • Been doing aircraft appraisals since 1987

  • US Air Force C-130A&E model flight engineer

  • Flight operations Pan Am World Airways Boeing 707 cargo fleet

  • Beech Aircraft sales, demo, instructor pilot on all Single/Twin/and Turbo-prop aircraft.

  • Beech King Air 200/B200/F90/E90/C90/A100/B100

  • Line Captain and King Air training officer for a large, Part 135 operation

  • Managed Corporate aircraft fleet.

  • FAA check airman

  • King Air, Falcon 10, Sabreliner 40, Cessna Citation. Flight Safety schools

Mr. Nardone received extensive management training while in flight operations with Pan American World Airways and Beech Aircraft Corporation. Mr. Nardone is a former Air Force veteran having flown C-130 aircraft around the globe, including over 250 combat missions in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross combined with numerous commendations and several Air Medals for his actions. Holding an Airline Transport Pilot Rating with over 7000 flight hours, he continues to fly corporate piston, turbo prop and jet aircraft on business assignments and as part of the company’s aviation technical services operation and Board Member of the Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization, LLC.


PLRB – Property Loss Research Bureau
LEA – Loss Executives Association
Board Member Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization, LLC
Senior Certified Professional Aircraft Appraiser USPAP
Certified Aircraft Buyers Agent
Member National Business Aviation Association
Member National Veteran Owned Business Association
Distinguished Flying Cross Society
NAFA National Aircraft Finance Association
OFA Organization of Flying Adjusters
AOPA “ Hat in the Ring Foundation”

Tracy C Ligon - CIO
Tracy Ligon - CIO


A Graduate of Baylor University, BA|
Southwestern Seminary,
Landmark Seminary MDiv, DMin, ThD, PhD 

Aviation Experience:

Previously Senior Director of Service Operations Tandy Corp.
Now owner of Tracy Ligon Consulting since 1995.
He begin flying in 1982 and started buying, improving, and selling airplanes in 1985 in addition to his work.

He Currently holds a Private Multi-Engine Instrument rating with around 4500 hours. Tracy has been appraising aircraft since 1996 as well as operating  a computer consulting business in Fort Worth, Texas.

A large cache of appraisals including War Birds, Collectable Aircraft, Most GA Series aircraft and has worked for  Seattle Museum of Flight,  Rose Walker LLP, US Marshals, DEA, Bank of Texas, Legend Bank, and many others. Begin appraising in 1996.

He has also worked as a Certified Buyers Agent for several clients over the last 10 Years as well.

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Kenneth W. Dantzig - SalesKen Dantzig


English major / Business minor (BA) Central Ct. State University

Aviation Experience:

Over 35 years in Aviation
Flight Training and Recurrences/Various Flight Institutions
Commercial Pilot
Demo pilot for Cessna and Mooney Aircraft
Aircraft Acquisitions and Sales (since 1982)
Captain/ King Air 200/B200
Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser/USPAP trained
Certified Buyers Agent
President: International Aircraft Sales Corp./ IAS- Independent Appraisal Services

 Kenneth W. Dantzig has had a long association as a Senior Certified USPAP trained Aircraft and Helicopter Appraiser, working with the legal system, domestic and corporate disputes, lending institutions, corporations and individuals. His experience additionally is in aircraft acquisitions, Management, inspections, consulting and aircraft sales. (since 1982). 

 Ken holds a commercial pilot certificate, Instrument Airplane, Sea Plane and Multi-Engine ratings, and USPAP qualificationas a Senior Certified PAAO(Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization, LLC) Aircraft and Helicopter Appraiser. The equipment handled falls between any small single engine aircraft or Helicopter, homebuilt and project aircraft through twin engine, turbine, and Jet Equipment. (Hawkers, Learjet’s, Cessna Citation, Socata TBM, Saabs, Gulfstream, Challenger, Robinson, Jet Ranger Helicopters, etc). 

 Ken is called upon by many law firms, individuals and banking institutions. Ken is a representative of the FAA FAASTEAM (safety team) and has been appointed a member of the PAAOEthics and Peer Review Committee.

Del Fogg - CFODel Fogg

Paul Irvin – Secretary

B.S. Aviation Management – Southern Illinois University

Aviation Experience

·        Active in aviation over 40 year

·        Aircraft Appraiser since 2015

·        US Air Force Crew chief RF-4C / F4D / T38

·        A-P / IA

·        Experience on general aviation and transport Aircraft

·        Air transport Airbus A300R/A320/A321

·        Boeing 727/737/757/767/ 777/787

·        Aircraft restoration – Taylor craft model 20/ Schweizer 2-23/1-35

·         Aircraft Maintenance Instructor - American Airlines

·        Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor – American Airlines

·        Aircraft Maintenance Manager – American Airlines

·        Private Pilot - Glider



Member National Business Aviation Association

Board Member –Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organization

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