Editor's Briefing

Words from the FAA Deputy

Words from the FAA Deputy

I write this column as I return from the 2019 Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Convention in Colorado Springs. Each year, the multi-day event offers a full schedule of seminars, exhibitors and speakers surrounding Citation ownership. This marked my second time attending the convention, and I again leave feeling inspired after three full days with such a Read More

A Career Shaped by Turboprops

In light of the pre-owned turboprop series kicking off this issue, I asked my father Randy Groom to recount some of his personal experiences and observations after selling turboprops (in addition to pistons and jets) for 30-plus years. Below he paints a picture of the product changes and industry trends seen in the turboprop market Read More

National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day

  Get ready to celebrate! August 19 marks the 80th annual National Aviation Day – a holiday dedicated to honoring aviation’s achievements and pioneers of flight.  As readers of this magazine, I think it’s safe to assume that aviation has impacted your life in some way. The majority of you are owner-pilots and chief pilots Read More

Half-Century of Oshkosh

This year, EAA celebrates the 50th consecutive EAA AirVenture fly-in convention in Oshkosh. The event initially took place in Milwaukee in 1953 then moved to Illinois in 1960 before a final move to Oshkosh in 1970. “A half-century ago, EAA founder Paul Poberezny saw Oshkosh as the perfect place to bring together aviation enthusiasts,” said Read More

Why an Extra?

The focus on prevention is a significant shift from previous upset or unusual attitude training, which primarily focused on recovering from a fully developed upset. Well, I broke the rules. I did not feature a twin or turbine on the cover…but it got your attention, right? That was my goal, as this issue focuses on Read More