What Good Looks Like:
Part II

Last month, we met Neil Singer, part of our CJP safety team. This month, we’ll have a chance to pick the brain of astronaut Charlie Precourt, chairman of the CJPSafety Committee.  Charlie is a four-time space shuttle guy, commanding two missions. Currently flying a CJ1+, he is a board member of EAA and NBAA and Read More

What Good Looks Like

Several years ago, the Citation Jet Pilots Association’s safety committee came up with the idea to produce a series of videos depicting challenges that pilots face in the cockpit. Things like engine failures on takeoff in mountainous terrain, circling approaches and landing on contaminated runways. We mused that if we could show less than admirable Read More


“Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport, automated weather observation one three zero seven Zulu, wind calm, visibility one zero, sky conditions 600 scattered, overcast 4,400, temperature one-two Celsius, dewpoint one-one Celsius, altimeter three zero four one, remarks, density altitude 8,400.” I listened to the automated Gunnison AWOS with more than usual interest as I drove from Read More


Many people think former President George W. Bush coined this word. In fact, it was first used by comedian Will Ferrell during a Saturday Night Live episode and later used by the President in jest. I thought about the word early on a June morning as I prepared to be strategic for a return flight Read More

A Companion’s Guide
to Survival

She must have walked by the tiny children’s play table a hundred times, muttering something under her breath. My wife Patty was stressed. Laid out on the table was a color poster of the cockpit of a Citation CJ3. Patty would soon have to land one all by herself in a full-motion simulator, courtesy of Read More