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Getting the Most Out of Your PT6A

Getting the Most Out of Your PT6A

The turbine engine is the single most expensive component on an airplane. Here’s how to best manage and minimize maintenance. Now found in more than 70 aircraft models, the PT6A engine family is a powerhouse among the turboprop world – and with good reason. With versions varying from 500-1,700 shaft horsepower, the engine has proven to Read More

Retrofit Revolution

Retrofit Revolution

Thanks to investment by avionics manufacturers, there are a plethora of new advanced autopilots that bring safety features and capabilities to older generation aircraft.  It’s all about to change. The future for general aviation, and especially for those that operate twin and turbine airplanes, is super bright. There are many reasons for my optimism: One Read More

Garmin G1000 NXi

Garmin G1000 NXi

For King Air owners considering a flight deck upgrade, the G1000 NXi delivers on all accounts. Early last year, Garmin announced the heir to the G1000, which is the long-running king of the integrated flight decks in general aviation. While at first glance the changes may appear subtle, the G1000 NXi boasts powerful performance, new Read More

Once a Doctor, Always a Doctor

Once a Doctor, Always a Doctor

  Due to the somewhat insecure nature of the business, many pilots who fly airplanes for a living also have a backup career. When those secondary skills are called for while aloft, it can make for some novel deviations from regular pilot duties. In my case, being a doctor with an emergency medicine background has Read More

2017 Tax Cuts  & Jobs Act

2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

How the New Law Impacts Business Aviation After years of debate, tax reform has arrived. The late-year 2017 passage and signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has reshaped the business and individual tax landscape. The TCJA provides excellent tax opportunities for businesses of all sizes to invest in general aviation aircraft but Read More