Top Turboprop Series: Pre-Owned Piper Meridian and Daher TBM 700C2

In my experience, the single-engine turbine market has been on fire for the last few years. I train prolifically in this market and have noted strong demand for training services from pilots who are moving up in performance or size. I think every piston pilot has a desire to one day own and operate a Read More

Adding King Air Capacity: Halo STC Series by CenTex Aerospace

Adding King Air Capacity: Halo STC Series by CenTex Aerospace

The King Air is one of the most iconic, useful and well-engineered airplanes in aviation history. Not only do they earn rave views from those who pilot them regularly, but the proven history and sheer volume of King Airs manufactured in the last 50-plus years is a testament to the brilliance of the original design.  Read More

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