Jet Journal

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Andrew Broom WHERE: Greensboro, North Carolina POSITION: Executive Director of the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Senior Marketing and Communications Roles at Honda Aircraft Company, AOPA, Hawker Beechcraft, Eclipse and GAMA 1. Can you tell us how the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) got started? CJP formed nine years Read More

BEAM ME UP SCOTTY!

BEAM ME UP SCOTTY!

A discussion on radar beam geometry Even though spring thunderstorms are behind us this year, keeping your radar skills sharp is important all year-round. You never know when convective activity might pop up around you. In last month’s issue, I described a basic approach on how to use your onboard airborne radar system to look Read More

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

Jet Journal: Five on the Fly

WHO: Martin Ingram COMPANY: President and CEO of Muncie Aviation WHERE: Muncie, Indiana QUALIFICATIONS: Aircraft salesman Since 1983, Dealer for Piper, Daher and Quest, 5,000+ hours of flight time 1. Congratulations on 85 years. Tell us about Muncie Aviation’s beginnings. Muncie Aviation was founded by Edmund Ball, one of the sons of the original Ball Brothers (famous for the Ball glass Read More

Jet Journal: Litanies

Jet Journal: Litanies

The story of a go-around at one of the nation’s most carefully controlled airspaces: DCA Litany: noun, plural litanies. A prolonged account; a list, catalog, enumeration. On five-mile final, the approach is not working. You’re too fast. The spacing on the plane in front of you is insufficient, you’re not fully configured, you dropped your pen and Read More

Jet Journal: Sitting in Back

Jet Journal: Sitting in Back

Three-day trip provides a new perspective on pilot-versus-passenger perceptions. It seemed very strange sitting in the back of the new Gulfstream 280 (G280) at FL430, on a fine leather chair that moves in a dozen different directions, sipping coffee made from a genuine French espresso machine located in its own custom cabinet in the aircraft’s Read More