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Seven Guardian Jet Professionals Earn IADA Broker Certification

November 19, 2019

Guardian Jet IADA broker certification - Bobby Garrymore, Samantha Langen, Patrick Lynch, Mike McCafferty, Mike Mikolay, Russ Piggott, Matt Walter

GUILFORD, Conn. – Guardian Jet LLC (, the aircraft brokerage, appraisals and consulting firm, today announced that seven of its aviation professionals have earned a coveted professional brokerage certification from the International Aircraft Dealers Association ( The seven were among a group of approximately 50 aviation professionals to earn the certification in October.


The newly certified IADA aircraft brokers now join their colleagues as the most experienced and highly skilled professional consultants in the industry. They include:


The broker examination required for certification measures the skills and competencies aircraft brokers must possess in the course of their professional duties. The seven now share their certified status with Guardian Jet’s Vice President of Sales, Michael “Doc” Dwyer. Dwyer, who serves on the Board for IADA, and who received his certification during an earlier round of testing in June.


"In our unregulated aircraft brokerage industry, Guardian Jet firmly believes in the importance of establishing standards around professional ethics and transparency in aircraft transactions," noted Mike Dwyer, Managing Partner, Guardian Jet. "Preparing for the exam requires time and commitment, and I’m proud of our team members who demonstrated such a high level of aircraft transaction knowledge.”


The newly certified IADA aircraft brokers are all part of IADA-accredited dealer organizations representing buyers and sellers of business aircraft. The rigorous certification examination for brokers was developed and is maintained by Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting, which also developed the accreditation standards for aircraft dealers.


IADA dealers and brokers conduct business in more than 100 countries. While only three percent of all aircraft dealer organizations earn IADA accreditation, they handle more than 60 percent of the used business jet transactions.


To learn more about Guardian Jet, including its aircraft sales for new and preowned jets as well as aircraft acquisitions, visit or call +1 203-453-0800. For more about Accredited Aircraft Brokers and IADA, visit


About Guardian Jet
Founded in 2002, Guardian Jet, LLC is a world leader in aircraft brokerage, appraisals and consulting. Based in Guilford, Connecticut—with satellite offices in the U.S.A. and Europe—the firm distinguishes itself with its focus on integrity and industry expertise, and by consistently providing business value to clients. Guardian Jet’s core mission has always been to earn the right to buy and sell aircraft on behalf of its clientele by providing great consulting advice, market intelligence and flawless execution. The company’s online Vault aviation asset management portal is designed to help clients quickly search for new or replacement aircraft, and easily manage an aircraft just as they would any asset.

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