Flying Blackhawk’s XP67A Engine Upgrade

Flying Blackhawk’s XP67A Engine Upgrade

I consider myself a lucky pilot in that I get to fly just about every King Air type. I currently have a B100 and 300 under management and fly both more than 100 hours per year. I also regularly fly the King Air 90, 200 and 300/350 series either in training or ferry flights. Often, I Read More

Radar and Drift

Radar and Drift

Radar and drift. I bet you’ve never heard those words used in the same sentence. Fading, attenuating and even marching are interesting words occasionally used with the term “onboard radar” – but drift? Yes, drift has an important meaning when it comes to using onboard radar. However, my contention is not that the radar itself Read More

When the Rubber Doesn’t Meet the Road

When the Rubber Doesn’t Meet the Road

We’ve got a problem in the twin and turbine world, and I predict this problem is going to cause the demise of many nice and flyable airplanes this winter. What is the problem, you ask? Pilots accepting contaminated runways with a crosswind. I’ve preached about this issue to clients during training events for years, yet Read More

Flight Review: TBM 930

Flight Review: TBM 930

Daher is renowned for blending speed and functional beauty – their newest model, the TBM 930, is no exception. I consider my home in aviation to be the single-engine turbine market. I love the business-savvy, efficiency-driven, “get ‘er done” mindset common among the pilots in this special niche in aviation. They are movers and shakers Read More

The Little Things About Big Engines

The Little Things About Big Engines

There’s no substitute for horsepower. Truer words have never been spoken. If you want speed, you need the engine that develops the greatest horsepower. Why? Try as you must, nothing will replace having more horses under the hood – not even leverage. You can move the world with a long lever, but you can’t move Read More