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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

The Reason Why

When reviewing and polishing the techniques and skills of flying, we often lose sight of the reason behind our pursuit of excellence. The goal is NOT to become as good as we can possibly be at performing a maneuver. Rather, it should be to understand WHY the maneuver is important. That is the element that Read More

Spring Training

Spring Training

Professional baseball players have required annual training, which is commonly completed in the spring in a warm, sunny location, on green grass and with attractive onlookers staring admiringly through the fence. Jet pilots also have required annual training, but it almost always scheduled in some frozen, dark mid-western state in the middle of winter, or Read More

Six Things You Simply Must Have in Your Airplane

It’s not Christmas yet, but I’ve been thinking about the kind of presents every pilot should have in his/her cockpit. Things that dramatically improve our ability to safely operate our flying machines. Most of the items on my list didn’t even exist twenty years ago. Here we go: 1  FADEC This one and something every Read More

The Earliest Citation – Great Citations Just Keep On Going

The Earliest Citation – Great Citations Just Keep On Going

When it began selling Citations in late 1971, Cessna had already been in the jet-building business for a very long time. Almost twenty years earlier, back in December 1952, the U.S. Air Force announced that little Cessna Aircraft Company had been awarded a contract to develop a new model 318 twin-jet trainer, to be called Read More