Jet Journal Feature

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 – Step Up to the HondaJet

Jet Journal – Step Up to the HondaJet

For owner-pilots, this fast, roomy light jet delivers where it matters most: simplicity and lower workload. The story of HondaJet’s architect Michimasa Fujino and his long journey from initial concept in the late 1980s to proof of concept in 2005 and finally certification is one of determination and patient perseverance. The founding CEO of Honda Read More

Meet My New Citation CJ3+

Meet My New Citation CJ3+

The inside story of watching the 2,000th CitationJet coming to life I didn’t start out knowing that I would be the owner of the 2,000th CitationJet produced when I decided to buy my next plane, but that’s what happened. More on that later. When I started flying in 2001, I had absolutely no idea the impact Read More

Three Decades Later, the CitationJet Family  Still Flying High

Three Decades Later, the CitationJet Family Still Flying High

Cessna delivers the 2,000th CJ, evolving the popular entry-level jet with new technology and improvements The famous English bard William Shakespeare once wrote, “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” The rich legacy of the most popular light jet series ever built – the CitationJet – is among one of the great success stories in Read More