Five on the Fly: Rob Wells

Five on the Fly: Rob Wells

Above Featured Image: Brazilian Kodiak dealer Jim Cable pictured with Rob Wells. WHO: Rob Wells  Homebase: Sandpoint, Idaho / Seattle, WA POSITION: CEO of  Quest Aircraft RATINGS:  ATP with multiple turboprop (including Starship!) and jet type ratings HOURS: 8,000+ 1. You have dedicated more than four decades to business aviation. What aspects about the industry have you Read More

Getting the Most Out of Your PT6A

Getting the Most Out of Your PT6A

The turbine engine is the single most expensive component on an airplane. Here’s how to best manage and minimize maintenance. Now found in more than 70 aircraft models, the PT6A engine family is a powerhouse among the turboprop world – and with good reason. With versions varying from 500-1,700 shaft horsepower, the engine has proven to Read More

Charlie Precourt

Charlie Precourt

  WHO: Charlie Precourt Colonel, USAF, Ret. NASA Astronaut (former) Four Space Shuttle Missions Shuttle Commander (STS-84 & STS-91) Homebase: Salt Lake City, Utah POSITIONS: VP and GM, Propulsion Systems Orbital ATK Chairman, EAA Safety Committee Chairman, Citation Jet Pilot Safety Committee RATINGS: Instrument Commercial Multi-Engine CFI Various Experimental Authorizations HOURS: 11,000+ 1. Many of your contributions to general aviation center on safety education and improving best Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

Above Featured Image: Carl Wolf (left) with James Lovell, commander of the Apollo 13 WHO: Carl Wolf, Garmin International Homebase: Olathe, KS POSITION: Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Aviation Business Segment RATINGS: ATP, single and multi-engine land HOURS:5,000+ If you’ve worked in the business aviation industry for a few decades, chances are you know Carl Wolf. With a work ethic and energy bordering Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Lynn Nichols Homebase: Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Wichita, KS POSITION: Chairman/CEO of Yingling Aviation, a 71-year-old company Board Member, Doc’s Friends and GAMA RATINGS: Private, Multi-Engine, Instrument 1. Can you summarize Yingling’s history serving the aviation community? Where do you envision the company going in the future? Since 1946, Yingling Aviation has provided Read More