Editor's Briefing

A New Year

Happy New Year!  2018 will always remain special to me, as it was the year I joined this publication. Over the past year, I have expressed to numerous people this is the dream job that I did not realize I wanted. I am fortunate for the experiences and people in my life that led me Read More

Editor’s Briefing: Owner-Family

In October, I had the privilege of attending the Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) convention in San Antonio, Texas. Each year, the multi-day event offers a full schedule of seminars, exhibitors and speakers surrounding Citation ownership. Though familiar with aircraft owner’s groups, I had yet to attend a convention and looked forward to better understanding the Read More

From a J3 to T&T

In my introductory Editor’s Briefing in June, I mentioned that my flight training was “unconventional.” I attribute that description to several factors, but the most notable of them was this: I had no intention of learning to fly in the first place. Flashing back to 2010: I was an animal science major, halfway through my Read More

Owner Pilots: A Breed Apart

In light of NBAA taking place this month, I asked my father Randy Groom to recount some of his personal experiences and observations after selling business aircraft for 30-plus years. Below he addresses types of customers, business aviation trends and the common themes that tie owner pilots together.    One of the best parts of Read More

Labor of Love

When I moved back to Wichita four years ago, I had no clue I would soon take part in one of the most incredible and rare of projects. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress named “Doc” was undergoing an extensive restoration not even 20 minutes from my house. It was (and still is) the last-known restorable/airworthy B-29 Read More