Jet Journal

It’s All About the APU

It’s All About the APU

It is 8 degrees Fahrenheit on the ground in Lincoln, Nebraska with ice and snow on the ramp, and a nasty wind blowing down from somewhere near the Arctic circle. Having just arrived by airline, fellow Lear pilot Tim and I are cautiously slipping and sliding our way across the icy ramp to the FBO Read More

Fly Cooler: The Story of Jet Shades

Fly Cooler: The Story of Jet Shades

 Kevin Duggan, the founder of Jet Shades, loves flying but often found himself unbearably hot while in the cockpit on the ground in his home state of Florida. He faced the same dilemma above the clouds (even with air conditioning), struggling to shade his eyes from the bright sun. He tried the usual solutions like Read More

On a Swivel

On a Swivel

Recently, two aboard a Cessna 150 died when the trainer collided with a Cessna 525 Citation jet on the runway at Marion Municipal Airport in Marion, Indiana. The C150 was attempting to take off to the southeast on Runway 15 when it struck the tail of the Citation, which had just landed from the north Read More

Speed, Stability  and Range Converge

Speed, Stability and Range Converge

A test flight in Tamarack’s active winglet-equipped Citation CJ3 Tamarack Aerospace Group has been developing and installing winglets on members of the Cessna Citation 525 series for several years now. They began with the CJ1 (525) in 2013 and received FAA certification in December 2016, followed by EASA approval a year later (Dianne White wrote about Read More

Completing the Circle

Completing the Circle

An Accident Analysis & What We Can Learn From It. The May 2017 crash of a Learjet 35 at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport has much to teach us regardless of what we fly. The National Transportation Safety Board reports:   The IFR flight plan to TEB planned a 28-minute flight at Flight Level 270. After Read More