I love to buy aircraft

Derk-Jan van Heerden

This is Derk-Jan. He is the founder of AELS. The best experience in the world, according to Derk-Jan, is when you sell your aircraft or buy an experienced component. If you ask kindly, he might do a little dance or sing a song for you as part of the deal. General management, business development, aircraft acquisition and finance are Derk-Jan’s specialties. When he is not working at the hangar, he is very busy thinking about sports with not enough doing the actually thing. Besides that, he likes gaming, movies and hanging around with friends and family.

Did you know that Derk-Jan started AELS straight out of college? So he never worked for a boss. Starting that young on such an adventure resulted him in making probably all the entrepreneurial mistakes out there.


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