En Route: Pilatus Unveils the PC-12 NGX

En Route: Pilatus Unveils the PC-12 NGX

Photos Courtesy of Pilatus Aircraft Standing next to an airplane shrouded in black fabric, we eagerly await to see what hides underneath the cloth. Editor Rebecca Groom Jacobs and I are attending the debut of the newest Pilatus at Henderson Executive Airport during NBAA in Las Vegas.  Markus Bucher, CEO of Pilatus Aircraft, stands at Read More

En Route: Epic Aircraft’s E1000 Completes Certification

En Route: Epic Aircraft’s E1000 Completes Certification

Above photo courtesy of Epic Aircraft. What started out as an innovative experimental single-engine turbo-prop in 2005 is now the newest certified turboprop, the Epic Aircraft E1000. After a seven-year effort to certify their aircraft, Epic has achieved a great milestone. Epic CEO Doug King stated they wanted to achieve a high-performance turboprop without compromises, and Read More

Cirrus Safe Return: Cirrus to follow Piper as first to implement Garmin Autoland

Cirrus Safe Return: Cirrus to follow Piper as first to implement Garmin Autoland

The recent announcement by Garmin regarding their revolutionary automatic land capability is excellent news for the industry. And Cirrus Aircraft joins Piper Aircraft as the first of the general aviation manufacturers to introduce the system in a production airplane. The company will implement its Safe Return Emergency Autoland System in the 2020 Vision Jet. The automatic Read More

Seeing Through the Forests: Hurricane Dorian Aftermath

Seeing Through the Forests: Hurricane Dorian Aftermath

On September 1, 2019, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Elbow Cay in the Abaco Islands chain of the Bahamas with a predicted path northwest over Grand Bahama. With winds up to 220 mph and rainfall measured in feet, not inches, it was forecasted to be a catastrophic weather event, and unfortunately, the forecasters Read More

Designing the Approach Customized Instrument Procedures

Designing the Approach Customized Instrument Procedures

You are cleared for the RNAV RWY 19R approach at Dulles (KIAD) flying the LPV. At LAUGH waypoint, you are at 3,000 MSL and start your descent on the glide path. The METAR shows a ceiling of 300 AGL, just above minimums. You break out of the clouds just before the DA of 478 and Read More