Jet Journal

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Kirby Ortega – Chief Pilot, Aircraft Management Programs COMPANY: Yingling Aviation WHERE: Wichita, Kansas QUALIFICATIONS: FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, 30+ years at Cessna, former chief pilot piston engine operations, 25,000 hours 1. What led you to becoming (and remaining) a pilot at Cessna for 30 years? The versatility. I served in various piloting roles Read More

Jet Journal: Flying For a Cause – Part 2

Jet Journal: Flying For a Cause – Part 2

Part 2: The “How” of Charitable Flying Welcome to the second installment in our series on charitable flying. Last month we introduced the idea that cabin-class aircraft owners and pilots are well situated to carrying out these vital medical and humanitarian missions. As a reader of Twin & Turbine, you probably have access to one Read More

Jet Journal: Third Pilatus PC-24  Prototype Takes Flight

Jet Journal: Third Pilatus PC-24 Prototype Takes Flight

The third and final Pilatus PC-24 prototype, P03, which also represents the series aircraft standard, completed its first flight March 6 from Buochs airfield in Switzerland. The jet, registration HB-VSA, flew for two hours and five minutes within central Switzerland. This flight marks another important milestone in the Pilatus PC-24 development program. The aircraft, designated Read More

Jet Journal: Citation Sovereign+  and Citation Latitude  Awarded Steep  Approach Certification

Jet Journal: Citation Sovereign+ and Citation Latitude Awarded Steep Approach Certification

The Cessna Citation Sovereign+ and the Citation Latitude have attained FAA and EASA steep approach certification, adding operational capability to the midsize business jets. The certification allows the aircraft to fly approach angles of up to 6.65 degrees, which is necessary to access European destinations such as London City Airport (LCY) and Lugano Airport (LUG) in Switzerland. Read More