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The M500: Love at First Flight

The M500: Love at First Flight

In 2016, I stepped away from a Citation V with two nearly-new twin turbofan Pratt & Whitney JT15-5D engines capable of roughly 6,000 pounds of total thrust, 4,300 fpm climb, 16,300 pounds maximum gross weight, and Garmin avionics. This aircraft boasts a nearly 2,000-mile range with 45,000-foot service ceiling, a refreshment center and a flushable Read More

Piper M500

Piper M500

New for 2018: Garmin G1000 NXi For accomplished IFR pilots flying high-performance piston aircraft, there comes a time when they want more: more speed, range, payload, altitude and cabin space. But what they do not want is significantly higher operating costs or more complexity for single-pilot operations. The Piper M500 – with its lowest-in-class operating costs, Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

WHO: Lynn Nichols Homebase: Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Wichita, KS POSITION: Chairman/CEO of Yingling Aviation, a 71-year-old company Board Member, Doc’s Friends and GAMA RATINGS: Private, Multi-Engine, Instrument 1. Can you summarize Yingling’s history serving the aviation community? Where do you envision the company going in the future? Since 1946, Yingling Aviation has provided Read More

Seeing into the Future

Seeing into the Future

Radar reveals only what a storm is. Vertical Profile reveals what it will soon be. Instantly after radar engineers discovered how to convert millevolts, ohms and dBs into digital code, they begin adding dozens of high-tech features to airborne radars. The digital revolution brought on such things as color displays, turbulence detection, auto tilt, extended Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

Some of the volunteer members of the PALS Sky Hope disaster relief team assembled during the recent efforts following Hurricane Harvey. WHO: Robin Eissler WHERE: Georgetown, Texas POSITION: COO of jetAVIVA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Founder and Program Director PALS Sky Hope Disaster Relief Program Private Pilot 1. You’ve been in aircraft sales for more than 20 years. Can Read More