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Carol Busch

Carol Busch, ASA, is a Staff Appraiser for HeliValue$, working on current Fair Market Value appraisals for single ships and fleets and continuing her training for additional types of appraisals. In June 2013 she received her accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers. She is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), holding an accreditation in Machinery & Technical Specialties-Aircraft. She is also in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) regulations.

Carol has been with HeliValue$ for over 30 years in many different roles. In the past three decades, she has become a fixture at HeliExpo, NBAA, IAC, and Helitech conventions for HeliValue$. She was recently the President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. 




Staff Appraiser
Accredited Senior Appraiser

Professional Experience

                                                              HeliValue$, Inc., Wauconda, IL

Appraiser                                                                                                            April 2013 to Present

  • Provide helicopter appraisals to a variety of clients to meet their individual needs.
  • Completed over 1,000 appraisals since April 2013.
  • Received accreditation in record 10 months.

Public Relations Manager                                                                      March 2011 to April 2013

  • Developed new corporate image and implemented all the necessary propaganda for the different areas of the company. Brochures, stationary, and business cards.
  • Managed and attended trade shows both domestic and international for over 20 years. Worked with staff, vendors, local unions and convention center management.
  • Worked on marketing ideas with owners for each year’s goals and objectives.
  • Prepared and managed a budget for all marketing items.

Website Manager                                                                            January 2004 to January 2014

  • Managed all information on our website including our technical publications and feature articles.
  • Worked as a liaison for the last 18 months with website designers to convey our ideas and needs in a new website.

Editor                                                                                                        April 1993 to January 2014

  • Experienced and proficient with different desktop publishing programs (Ventura, Quark, and InDesign) and responsible for all publications updates, layouts, data, and delivery.
  • Designed and developed new publications as needed.
  • Publications include The Official Helicopter Blue Book®, The Official Helicopter Specification Book TM, and Perspectives: A Helicopter Resale History 1979 to PresentTM.

Circulation Manger                                                                                October 1990 to April 1993



American Society of Appraisers – Machinery & Technical Specialties – Aircraft

        July 2012 to March 2013 - Accreditation received June 14, 2013


USPAP – Compliant 


University of Wisconsin – Stout

        Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, 1990