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

Bose Releases ProFlight Series 2

Bose Releases ProFlight Series 2

Bose debuted its latest aviation headset, the ProFlight Series 2, at this year’s EAA AirVenture. Since the original version launched in April of 2018, the company has continued to update and improve the product. The ProFlight is primarily targeted for pilots flying turbine aircraft, but I’ve used the headset in several types of aircraft including Read More

The Latest on the Cessna Denali and SkyCourier

Textron Aviation currently has 19 aircraft in production and is continuing the progression with the development of two new turboprops – the single-engine Cessna Denali and twin-engine Cessna SkyCourier. Differing in design and mission, the products represent new opportunities for the company.  We recently visited with Textron Aviation’s Martin Tuck (technical marketing advisor), Matt Warner Read More

King Air 350i King Ranch Edition

King Air 350i King Ranch Edition

Since manufacturing the first King Air 90 in 1964, Beechcraft King Air products have earned the reputation of capable and versatile aircraft recognized by pilots worldwide. Today, more than 7,300 units of the iconic turboprop have been produced, with Textron Aviation currently offering the following commercial versions: King Air C90GTx, King Air 250, King Air Read More