Jet Journal

Jet Journal: No Fly Zone

Jet Journal: No Fly Zone

Fitness to Fly: IMSAFE KBKL – 29 Dec 16 – 2250L – 26023G32KT 6SM -SN BR SCT012 BKN021 OVC026 01/M02A. The Aircraft: 2012 Citation 525C CJ4, 6 SOB. Crew: Owner-pilot. The passengers: his wife, two sons, a neighbor girl and her dad. The trip: a one day out-and-back for a basketball game. Last radar contact: Read More

Jet Journal: Cessna Citation Business Jet Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Jet Journal: Cessna Citation Business Jet Celebrates 45th Anniversary

In January 1972, Cessna Aircraft Company delivered its first Citation business jet, the first ever to be designed and certified for single-pilot operations. Following the delivery of the Cessna Citation 500 to American Airlines, Cessna would go on to deliver 52 jets that year, making it the industry’s biggest seller. The publicized launch retail price Read More

Jet Journal: An Active Approach to Better Performance

Jet Journal: An Active Approach to Better Performance

Tamarack Aero’s ATLAS Active Winglet system expands the range/payload, fuel burn and speed equation for Citation 525 line. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. Tamarack Aero has developed a product that is not only elegant in its simplicity, but delivers extraordinary results. The company has developed a winglet system for the Citation 525 Read More

Jet Journal: A Hole in the Ice

Jet Journal: A Hole in the Ice

When clouds bring loads of ice, pilots must reach for all the tools in their toolbox. The nice thing about Learjets is that you can almost always vault completely over weather that would cause other aircraft no end of trouble. And so, it is with some concern that we are sitting in the pilot’s lounge Read More

Jet Transition: Fast-Track  or Step-Up?

Jet Transition: Fast-Track or Step-Up?

For decades, the path to advancement in high-end personal or business aviation was clear: learn to fly in a simple, fixed-gear single-engine airplane. After a time check out in a high-performance piston airplane, that is, one with more than 200 horsepower, usually with a controllable-pitch propeller. You’d probably earn your instrument rating in this airplane. Read More