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Foreflight Now Has More Tools  for Jet Pilots

Foreflight Now Has More Tools for Jet Pilots

For any sophisticated flight planning tool to be truly effective and useful, it must incorporate detailed aircraft performance parameters. For jet pilots, that deep dive was missing from the highly popular ForeFlight tablet and phone app. Until now. At the NBAA BACE held in Orlando last fall, ForeFlight announced that it will be releasing an Read More

5 Days, 8 Cities, 2 Coasts and 1 Citation M2

5 Days, 8 Cities, 2 Coasts and 1 Citation M2

I have a business trip starting in Dallas next week with presentations in LA, Chicago, Dayton and New York City. Four nights and five days flying several passengers and bags from one coast to the other. Want to fly right seat?” Such was the email from friend Larry King, owner of a Cessna Citation M2. Read More

Flying The King Air 350i Fusion

Flying The King Air 350i Fusion

Twin turboprop workhorse now outfitted with touch-control Pro Line Fusion As of last summer, all four models of the Beechcraft King Air — C90GTx, 250, 350i and 350ER — had been transitioned into fully-integrated Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suites. This was no small matter, given that going from the Pro Line 21 cockpit Read More

Flying the Grand Caravan EX

Flying the Grand Caravan EX

Putting The Extra In The Cessna Caravan More horsepower is the answer to a lot of aviation shortcomings. The venerable Cessna Caravan, after 30-plus years in production, has grown into a dependable workhorse, seen all over the world in utilitarian roles. But there’s always a desire for a little more…payload, climb, takeoff capability…the usual list. Read More

Whatever Happened to Airmanship?

Whatever Happened to Airmanship?

Today’s pilots often place algorithims ahead of the raw data  More and more pilots today are relying almost blindly on an array of information fed to them by a computer. What is presented to them, after being massaged by an algorithm, they accept; information from raw nature is not analyzed as it used to be Read More