Pilatus PC-12 NGX: An Up-Close Look at the Tech Behind Turboprop

Pilatus PC-12 NGX: An Up-Close Look at the Tech Behind Turboprop

As a follow up to our initial review of Pilatus’ PC-12 NGX in our December 2019 issue of Twin & Turbine, Tom Aniello, vice president of marketing, offered us the opportunity to fly the plane at the Pilatus Business Aircraft (a Pilatus Aircraft subsidiary) facility located at Rocky Mountain Regional Airport (KBJC).  Over the years, Read More

CitationM2: Flying the Heavy-Hitting Light Jet

CitationM2: Flying the Heavy-Hitting Light Jet

PHOTO COURTESY OF TEXTRON AVIATION With more than 2,200 jets produced in the Citation 525 series, you can find one at almost every business airport around the world. The line encompasses the CitationJet CJ, CitationJet CJ1+ and Citation M2 (525), CJ2 and CJ2+ (525A), CJ3 and CJ3+ (525B), and CJ4 (525C).  Our focus here is Read More

Citation Training at  LOFT

Citation Training at LOFT

I recently added an FAA Part 135 Citation 525-series Captain position with Jet Methods (based at Palomar, California) to my aviation experiences. The process required an interesting combination of ground, online and flight training. Each charter certificate holder has a set of FAA-approved operating specifications known as “OpSpecs.” They detail everything from dispatching the airplane, maintenance, Read More

A Cross-Country Flight and Review of the Pilatus PC-24

A Cross-Country Flight and Review of the Pilatus PC-24

Photos Courtesy of Jerry Wyszatycki, Avatar Productions. I have been flying the various models of the Pilatus PC-12 since 2006. Whether flying shorter hops or transporting people and supplies for disaster relief, the airplane has shown me amazing versatility. So, when Pilatus announced its PC-24 program and subsequently named it the Super Versatile Jet, I knew Read More