About DJ's Aviation Company

DJ's Aviation Company is privately owned and managed by Louis "Skip" Perillo. With experience in commercial, corporate, military and general aviation aircraft SINCE 1979, DJ’s Aviation Company is sought nationwide by clients when appraisal excellence and accuracy are required.

Skip is a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser and pilot who has over 20,000 flying hours. He is also an FAA licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic.

About Skip Perillo


  • Aviation Legal Consultation
  • Expert-Witness Testimony
  • Aircraft Appraisals
  • Valuations for Financing, Purchase and Estate Purposes


  • A.A.S. - Aviation Technology
     Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.S. - Aviation Management
     Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Maintenance Experience

  • Aviation Safety Inspector (Airworthiness)
     Federal Aviation Adminstration
     General Aviation Industry
  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
     Corporate Aviation Industry

Flying Experience

  • General Aviation (Cessna & Piper Airplanes)
  • Military (T37, T38, KC-135)
  • Corporate (LR-35)
  • Airline (B727, MD-80, B737)

Aeronautical Certificates & Achievements

  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • Flight Engineer Turbojet
  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • United States Air Force Instructor Pilot

Other Experience & Achievements

  • Received numerous awards and metals for military service including combat
  • Airline Captain - American Airlines
  • Previous Member of Numerous Professional Aircraft Appraisal Organizations
  • Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser/USPAP Endorsed
  • Retired officer of the United States Air Force
  • Instructor at Lewis University, Romeoville, IL Aviation Department
  • Independent Aircraft Appraiser
  • 14 years of service with the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a military officer and pilot