Jet Journal Feature

The Cirrus Vision Jet

The Cirrus Vision Jet

The Cirrus Lifestyle Now Flies at Jet Speed Cirrus has certified the lowest cost and easiest-to-fly turbofan aircraft on the market. With a base price under $2 million and a cockpit that resembles that of its SR22 brethren, Cirrus hit the mark in creating the perfect step-up for its large piston aircraft install base. For Read More

Becoming a Jet Pilot

Becoming a Jet Pilot

Getting your first jet type rating takes work, but with the right training, it’s more than attainable. With more than 1,000 hours behind the controls of King Airs, I’ve come to know and love “the King” over the past few years. It was the first turbine-powered airplane I got my hands on – achieving my ATP Read More

Jet Journal: <br> Pilatus PC-24 <br> Certified Right on Time

Jet Journal:
Pilatus PC-24
Certified Right on Time

The competitive field of light jets just got a new player. In early December, Pilatus received FAA and EASA certification for the PC-24 business jet, the first for a Swiss company. Pilatus expects to begin delivering the aircraft to the U.S. market in early 2018. The $8.9 million clean-sheet jet was first publicly announced in Read More

Jet Journal: Personal Safety Standdown

Jet Journal: Personal Safety Standdown

Every year Bombardier Aircraft, parent company of Canadair and Learjet, holds a three-day conference in Wichita called the Bombardier Safety Standdown. The “BSS” began 21 years ago as an in-house meeting of Learjet factory demonstration and flight test pilots, and has grown into an international by-invitation event capped at about 500 attendees annually. Although the Read More

Jet Journal: I See the Traffic And Its Wake

Jet Journal: I See the Traffic And Its Wake

Wake turbulence can be dangerous at any altitude or phase of flight. Know how to visualize its location – and what to do if you find yourself in an upset. There’s an Alert Area over my home airport on the northeast side of Wichita, Kansas. There are no restrictions to civilian IFR or VFR flight Read More