CJ2 Avionics Upgrade

CJ2 Avionics Upgrade

by John Brantigan, Owner-Pilot When my wife Carolyn and I purchased our Citatio 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

Piper Cheyenne 400LS:
Outpacing the Test of Time

by Farhad Saba, Owner-Pilot With its 351-knot max cruise speed, efficient Garrett engines, fastest climb rate in its class, FL410 service ceiling, long range and short/uniåmproved runway capability, the rare Piper Cheyenne 400LS can still outperform many turboprops and light jets in various phases of flight and missions. Background From 1973 to 1974 America faced Read More


In Response to Kevin Ware’s “To Trade or Not to Trade” Just read your piece referenced above. Your logic aligns with my own. I bought my 340A in 1980 and it does what I need and probably more economically than any of the reasonable alternatives. As you noted, however, older planes need occasional major TLC. In Read More

En Route

Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360 Textron Aviation ushered in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected Read More