Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Bart Jones WHERE: Vero Beach, FL POSITION: Piper Aircraft Chief Pilot, Senior Manager of Production Flight Test CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ratings: Seaplane, Tailwheel, Single-Engine Commercial and Multi-Engine ATP Hours: 10,000+ 1. You’ve been at Piper more than 28 years. Can you describe your start at the company? I was hired into the training department in Read More

EAA AirVenture 2017

EAA AirVenture 2017

A look back at the world’s greatest air show If one event could be a direct testament to the health of general aviation, AirVenture 2017 demonstrated the industry is alive and well. The show took place July 24-30 and saw record attendance with around 590,000 attendees, a five percent increase over last year. Throughout the Read More

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Deon Mitton WHERE: Los Angeles, California POSITION: Director of service reliability engineering at Sony PlayStation, Aviation photographer CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial land / seaplane, Private pilot helicopter, Tailwheel 1. When did you first enter the aerial photography scene? I started in 1993 as soon as I earned my pilot’s license. Photography has always been a passion of mine and once Read More

The Kodiak Makes a Splash

The Kodiak Makes a Splash

We circle above Lake Travis two times, locating power lines, wake signs and boats. Mark Brown, Quest Aircraft’s lead factory demo pilot, informs me the key to water landings is to plan the perfect landing zone then overfly it, allowing plenty of area to face variable winds, currents, debris and traffic. It’s a hot Texas Read More

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Andrew Broom WHERE: Greensboro, North Carolina POSITION: Executive Director of the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Senior Marketing and Communications Roles at Honda Aircraft Company, AOPA, Hawker Beechcraft, Eclipse and GAMA 1. Can you tell us how the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) got started? CJP formed nine years Read More