Reining It In

Reining It In

Proper energy management and technique are keys to getting your aircraft stopped in time Bringing an aircraft safely to taxi and turnoff speed begins with proper planning. Know how much runway you need to get stopped, factoring in the weight, wind and altitude conditions, the runway surface and any obstructions in the approach path. Landing Read More

Flying The King Air 350i Fusion

Flying The King Air 350i Fusion

Twin turboprop workhorse now outfitted with touch-control Pro Line Fusion As of last summer, all four models of the Beechcraft King Air — C90GTx, 250, 350i and 350ER — had been transitioned into fully-integrated Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suites. This was no small matter, given that going from the Pro Line 21 cockpit Read More

Editor’s Briefing: The Numbers Game

How good are you at playing the numbers game, when flying? Like most pilots, you probably have some number-crunching aids to apply in common situations. You know, like so-many pounds of fuel for the first hour and so-many for each hour after, during cruise flight. Or, tripling the thousands to be lost to get the Read More

Flying the Grand Caravan EX

Flying the Grand Caravan EX

Putting The Extra In The Cessna Caravan More horsepower is the answer to a lot of aviation shortcomings. The venerable Cessna Caravan, after 30-plus years in production, has grown into a dependable workhorse, seen all over the world in utilitarian roles. But there’s always a desire for a little more…payload, climb, takeoff capability…the usual list. Read More

NBAA-BACE 2016 Wrap-Up

NBAA-BACE 2016 Wrap-Up

Signs of the general aviation recession were hidden by optimism at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association’s convention, held in Orlando, Florida in early November. The NBAA show has been internationalized with the added “BACE” (business aviation convention & exposition) appellation, making it officially the NBAA BACE. As the worth of business flying spreads around Read More