Mustang to Mustang

Mustang to Mustang

by Bryan Currier, Owner-Pilot In 2001, I had a first officer offer letter in hand and engaged to the most beautiful girl in the world. We were set to get married in September, and I’d start my new job as an F.O. in November.  Of course, on September 11, the whole world changed – especially Read More


In Response to Kevin Ware’s “Under Pressure” (November)  I enjoyed your article this month on pressurization. I just bought my first pressurized aircraft, a P337H Skymaster. I found your comment humorous, “I am routinely told flying piston twins without full pressurization is somewhat common in the industry” – as all I’ve ever flown for 25 Read More

Confessions of a<br>G1000 Driver

Confessions of a
G1000 Driver

by Alex Jones, Owner-Pilot I bought my G58 Baron in January 2015 as an upgrade from the A36 Bonanza I had been flying for four years. The concurrent moves – Bonanza to Baron and modular to G1000 avionics – both offered improved utility with some additional challenges.  The Baron has allowed me to travel safely Read More

CJ2 Avionics Upgrade

CJ2 Avionics Upgrade

by John Brantigan, Owner-Pilot When my wife Carolyn and I purchased our Citation CJ2 brand new from Cessna in December 2002, we specified dual Garmin 530s in place of the Collins Nav-Com units normally a part of the Collins ProLine 21 system. This was new for Cessna because so many buyers were immediately replacing the Read More

Cheyenne IIXL:<br>Up Close and Personal

Cheyenne IIXL:
Up Close and Personal

by Jeffrey Brausch, Owner-Pilot In June 1999, I purchased a 1981 Piper Cheyenne IIXL (N200XL) with freshly overhauled engines, new paint and interior, no damage history and 3,610 hours total time. Not having any turbine experience, my previous aircraft was a Piper Malibu, I headed off to SIMCOM for initial training and simulator work while Read More