Jet Journal

Jet Journal: Textron Aviation Unveils Turn-Key Maintenance Program

Jet Journal: Textron Aviation Unveils Turn-Key Maintenance Program

Ideal for owner-pilots or small operators. Textron Aviation has introduced a new maintenance solution tailored for the owner-pilot of Cessna Citation, Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan aircraft. Called ProMaintenance, the turnkey program covers the complete maintenance spectrum, including management of scheduled, unscheduled and aircraft on ground (AOG) maintenance events. “Designed to alleviate any additional Read More

Landing on Liquid Ice

No aircraft is immune to hydroplaning. Know your hydroplane speed, plan ahead and use good technique when landing on wet surfaces. A light jet overran the runway at Chicago Midway Airport in mid-July. Perhaps because the new-model jet was the first of its type delivered to a customer, images of the aftermath received widespread distribution in Read More

Safeguarding the “Gotcha’s”

Safeguarding the “Gotcha’s”

Every aircraft has its unique characteristics, which begs the question: how can this airplane hurt us? It is a short trip today: Seattle’s Boeing Field (KBFI) to Boise, Idaho KBOI) in a vintage 1983 Lear 35. Less than 30 seconds after our wheels leave the pavement of runway 13R we are doing 250 knots and Read More

Jet Journal: TRU Simulation + Training Poised for Growth

Jet Journal: TRU Simulation + Training Poised for Growth

Company plans to stay true to its core strategy of offering custom-tailored training designed for the owner-pilot. As the newest and fastest growing full-service training organization in the industry, TRU Simulation & Flight Training continues to build its portfolio of aircraft training platforms. Currently the company has three ProFlight facilities serving business aviation customers: Carlsbad, Read More

Jet Journal: Those That Will…

Jet Journal: Those That Will…

Trapping Pilot Errors There’s an old adage in aviation that says there are two kinds of pilots: “There are those that have, and those that will.” It’s commonly used to explain why some poor schmuck landed gear up. Roughly translated in ecclesiastical, Renaissance prose as: “Beware thouist of majestic confidence and regal arrogance. Thine time Read More