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The Earliest Citation – Great Citations Just Keep On Going

The Earliest Citation – Great Citations Just Keep On Going

When it began selling Citations in late 1971, Cessna had already been in the jet-building business for a very long time. Almost twenty years earlier, back in December 1952, the U.S. Air Force announced that little Cessna Aircraft Company had been awarded a contract to develop a new model 318 twin-jet trainer, to be called Read More

Touchy Feely

Touchy Feely

Learning to fly a new model of airplane can be challenging. But, now a days, it’s not controlling the airframe that provides the stress. It’s learning the avionics. Many of us go to large training centers, sit in small classes, and are introduced to avionics systems that are new to us. In owner flown jets, Read More

Communicating Clearly

Communicating Clearly

Despite the looming advances in datalink communication, much of our interaction with the air traffic control system, as well as other pilots, remains very firmly anchored with verbal instructions and acknowledgement. All of us, I rather imagine, have had hair-whitening experiences with miscommunication during our career. Aviation is critically dependant on knowing what we, and Read More

Except…

Since the introduction of GPS and WAAS, many innovative, useful devices, systems, and procedures have been developed and certified. And much written about the resulting departures, arrivals and approaches, using the technology. As we become more reliant on GPS, we are less inclined to need memorization and math to fly our machines. Perhaps the E6-B Read More

JetAVIVA Agrees to Acquire Kansas Aircraft Corporation

JetAVIVA, the world’s leading seller of light jets, announced May 3, 2016 that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kansas Aircraft Corporation (KAC), a highly-respected aviation sales firm based in the Kansas City metropolitan area. In the last year, the two organizations transacted over 120 aircraft, making the new alliance one of the largest Read More