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The airplane salesman -- Dennis Andersen
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Imagine making a seven-figure income, rubbing elbows with the richest people in the world and riding in sweet jets whenever you want. Welcome to the world of Dennis Andersen.

Andersen worked his way up, beginning as a mechanic under his father's tutelage. After he tired of repairing planes, he learned to fly them.

"My dad was an airplane mechanic, so I had no choice but to go help after school and I did that for quite some time. Got all my ratings and licenses, and then started flying. Got tired of that and got into sales. You're home more and you get paid better," he says.

After brokering planes for someone else's company, he decided to go out on his own.

The hardest part was coming up with the money in the beginning.

"Anybody can broker them, but we buy them ourselves and sell them," he says.

His company, Florida Jet, buys airplanes from around the world, does repairs and upgrades, and then resells them to corporations and individuals.


 

 

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