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Banyan Air Service: 30 Safety Reminders

To keep safety at the forefront of our teammates’ minds, we developed a “Safety message of the day” campaign. Our line service training manager wrote 30 one-sentence, daily email messages that are automatically generated and sent to line service, CSRs, and department managers. These 30 messages re-run each month, and managers discuss the messages daily in departmental Read More

Garmin Autoland: An inside look at general aviation’s latest revolutionary, break-through safety technology

Garmin Autoland: An inside look at general aviation’s latest revolutionary, break-through safety technology

It’s the scenario no pilot wants to imagine: A medical emergency that renders him or her incapacitated, leaving passengers helpless, panicked and facing an unthinkable outcome. But Garmin has changed the calculus on such an event. With its revolutionary Autoland system, the aircraft will navigate to the closest, suitable airport, select the most appropriate runway Read More

Top Turboprop Series: Pre-Owned Meridian and JetPROP

Top Turboprop Series: Pre-Owned Meridian and JetPROP

Which is better, the JetPROP or the Piper Meridian? As an active instructor in the PA46 world, this proves to be one of the most debatable topics and one of the questions I hear most often.  I’ll first relate that they are singularly outstanding airplanes, and I really appreciate attributes in both. But there are Read More

Only in America

Only in America

I am 15,500 feet over the approach end of Runway 26L at McCarran International Airport (KLAS) in Las Vegas. I am in a Cessna 340 and not required to talk to anyone on the radio. But for awareness reasons, I have the tower controller on Com 1, who is talking nonstop to inbound airline traffic. Read More

Flying to the Bahamas

Flying to the Bahamas

            If you are pondering your first international flight, or if you wish to experience a truly “general aviation friendly” international destination, the Bahamas is difficult to beat. An archipelago of 700 islands starting less than 50 nm off the east coast of Florida, it is a dream destination for Read More