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Integrity, superior service and unparalleled expertise.
Welcome to Maxfly Aviation. Our unrelenting focus is on the buying and selling
of business aircraft in an international marketplace. The purchase or sale of an aircraft requires the utmost in deliberation and risk management. While we are often labeled brokers, our clients have all come to know us more as trusted consultants, as we only accept compensation from clients who hire us exclusively, thus eliminating any potential for conflict of interest.

Our client base includes everything from the affluent individual purchasers, to entrepreneurs, large corporations, first-time aircraft buyers, fractional aircraft share owners, aircraft charter clients, aviation department executives, chief pilots, aircraft management companies, and charter companies.

Our staff�s collective knowledge and experience totalling over 100 years in the aviation industry, aircraft systems, equipment, and day-to-day market conditions is unparalleled. Our clients hire us for one reason: they trust us to provide sound strategies and guidance in the purchase or sale of their business aircraft. We are committed to integrity and intense customer focus. Our best clients are often those that have spent time with competing firms and then come to us to for their aircraft needs. We are sure that given the opportunity
to serve you, you will be a customer for life in the exciting world of aircraft ownership.


Join Maxfly Aviation as we move into the future, and raise the bar in aircraft transaction consultation and brokerage.

We invite you to look through our website and see what our company can offer you.

Donald Lewandowski
Growing up on the South side of Chicago, near Midway Airport, Don was almost predestined to work in the aviation field. At the age of 13, Don was introduced to flying by his Uncle who was an pilot for Eastern Airlines, and was instantly infatuated with aviation. Shortly thereafter, Done started an aircraft washing company �Don�s Aircraft Wash� and by the age of 16 he had saved up enough funds to buy a Cessna 150, in which he made his first solo flight on his 16 birthday. This was followed by his acquiring his Private Pilot License on his 17th birthday, followed by his Commercial Pilot License on his 18th birthday, and finally becoming jet rated at the age of 20.

In 1976, he attended St. Louis University Parks College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Administration. While still attending college, he and a friend started a 135 freight company �Eagle Air Charter� with a Cherokee Six out of Arrowhead Airport (02K) near St. Louis with 2,700 foot strip. Flying strictly at night (after school) with the revenues of the Cherokee Six, they bought an Aztec, then two Beech 18�s to supply the automotive industry with air freighted parts in the Midwest and Southern Canada to keep the production lines open.

In 1980, after college, Don began a career in business aircraft sales with AMI (Aircraft Marketing Inc) a division of CMI (Computer Marketing Inc) in Troy, Michigan as Chief Pilot of turboprop and small jet aircraft. After his first year, he joined the marketing team and in 1981 to 1983 they purchased and leased $50,000,000.00 worth of aircrafts. Along with being the Aircraft Sales Manager for Rockwell Aircraft Sales/Turbo Commander Division for the Midwest, in 1984, he bought into Maxfly Aviation in Naples, FL becoming Vice President. In 1996 he bought out the remaining stockholders, became President and under his direction Mayfly Aviation in 28 years of business has weathered many economic cycles in Aviation and has become one of the most experienced and leading business aircraft trading companies in the World.

Don, and his wife Annette have lived in South Florida for the last 28 years, and currently reside in Weston, FL. They have three children, two of which are currently attending Fairfield University college in Connecticut. He and his family are actively involved in their church and community, and also enjoy boating, fishing, and snow skiing.


Dave Potter
Dave has been involved in all aspects of aircraft sales for over 30 years selling new and pre-owned aircraft both domestic and in international markets. He has developed lasting business relationships by focusing on the customers needs first and presenting value on each transaction.

After graduating from Southern Illinois with a BS degree in marketing, his aviation career began in the USAF where he earned his wings in 1970. He received several distinguished flying crosses as a Forward Air Controller flying in South Vietnam. The rest of his AF career was spent flying KC-135�s worldwide out of Travis AFB.

After leaving the Air Force with a multi engine- commercial instrument pilot�s license, he flew as First Officer on DC-8�s for Evergreen International Airlines worldwide. A position became available with a Division of Rockwell International in 1978 called Sabreliner Corporation, which launched his corporate aviation career. He left Sabreliner to join Dassault as a Regional Sales Representative operating out of St. Louis, Missouri. During the recession in the 1980�s Dave rejoined Sabreliner Corporation selling pre-owned aircraft. In 1988, he became Director of Aircraft Sales and stayed with them until 9/11 at which time he started his own company Potter Aircraft Sales.

In 2006, he became Vice President of Thunder Aviation working all facets of aircraft sales.

Dave is married with 3 girls and one grandson. He is an over the hill golfer, but and avid poker player.

Hernan Arias
has been in aviation industry for over thirty five years. Prior to joining Mayfly Aviation, he was with UMI Group Lending in the Aircraft leasing division out of Miami. Prior he held a number of senior positions including President of Oasis Aviation, Owner and President of Skyflight School Aviation and Skyflight International Services, an FAA part 135 Charter operation.

His experience includes Senior sales management with a major aircraft manufacturer in addition to significant sales and contract negotiation expertise, Hernan combines an in depth knowledge of the industry with effective customer relations, integrity and strong professionalism.

Hernan Arias, a Colombia native, graduated from Pan American Aviation Academy in New York, since 1982 represents a Montenegro Civic International as President for the South Florida Chapter, a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey.
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