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IS&S Autothrottle System for PC-12s and King Airs

Okay, so you’ve lined your twin up for takeoff, advance the throttles, V1, V2, rotate, and just after you’ve stowed the gear, the left engine gives up. As you try to “rub your head and pat your tummy,” you reactively do your best to control the airplane and keep it flying. But, in your attempt Read More

Electric Future
Clean, Quiet & Powerful Propulsion

While we typically look to our favorite longtime OEMs and service organizations for the latest and greatest in new aircraft and STC’s, other notable happenings are percolating in aircraft development that can easily be overlooked. Among these game-changing developments are electric propulsion systems. Many companies are currently working on designing, manufacturing and implementing hybrid electric, Read More

Dangerous Rudder

Dangerous Rudder

Traditional oral exams begin with a cavalcade of numbers. The multitude of airspeeds, weights and operating restrictions that are regurgitated inevitably succumb to mist within a week (humans are horrible at remembering arbitrary numbers). Fortunately, most of the important stuff is depicted by color-coding on gauges. Everyone knows that red represents a restriction, yellow indicates Read More

MYGOFLIGHT
Cockpit Mounts and Accessories

During the November 2010 AOPA Conference in Long Beach, California, you may have seen three guys roaming the convention center by the Internet kiosks or vendor booths. If they saw you holding an iPad, they likely approached to showcase their single product – an aluminum iPad case. If there was interest, they led you to Read More

Currency, Competence and Confidence

Currency, Competence and Confidence

In my area of the country at least (Pacific Northwest), the COVID pandemic has resulted in a serious reduction in the amount of business and personal flying being conducted. This has been particularly noticeable to pilots like me who fly professionally on a fill-in or contract basis. Even the full-time guys are just barely getting Read More