Jet Journal

Loss of Control:<br>Latest FAA Guidance

Loss of Control:
Latest FAA Guidance

In-flight loss of control (LOC-I) is the leading cause of fatal accidents for both commercial and general aviation accidents. The FAA recently provided new guidance for stall prevention and recovery as well as modifications of Full Flight Simulators (FFS) to provide Extended Envelope Training (EET) – higher fidelity beyond the current limitations.  Some of the Read More

Simulator or In-Airplane?

Simulator or In-Airplane?

PHOTO COURTESY OF MACH POINT ONE AVIATION Which is more effective: training in a simulator or training in a real airplane? It’s a common argument in our industry. And as one might guess, the providers of simulator training claim simulators are best, while providers of in-airplane training often say the airplane is better. With this Read More

CitationM2: Flying the Heavy-Hitting Light Jet

CitationM2: Flying the Heavy-Hitting Light Jet

PHOTO COURTESY OF TEXTRON AVIATION With more than 2,200 jets produced in the Citation 525 series, you can find one at almost every business airport around the world. The line encompasses the CitationJet CJ, CitationJet CJ1+ and Citation M2 (525), CJ2 and CJ2+ (525A), CJ3 and CJ3+ (525B), and CJ4 (525C).  Our focus here is Read More

How a Water Guy Takes to Air

How a Water Guy Takes to Air

J. Wickham “Wick” Zimmerman has been flying for more than 30 years. His childhood dream was to get his pilot’s license and move to the beach to fly a banner plane up and down the shore all day advertising drink specials and beer. Unfortunately, that dream got put on hold when he realized the costs Read More