April 2017

Airmail: Commander is a Pilot’s Airplane

Commander is a Pilot’s Airplane I’ve been a Twin & Turbine reader since the dawn and read the latest On Final by David Miller (March 2017) with interest. A friend and I owned Twin Commander 1000 N79PH for 12 years. We got jet fever and moved to an Embraer Phenom 100 N43EP for the last Read More

On Final: Learning to Fly Again

1. Single engine airplanes can be dangerous. They have tiny engines that fail for no good reason. Their electrical systems fry themselves leaving no backup power. Pilots fly them into buildings, mountains, and TV towers seemingly every day. 2. Patty and I are traveling to Australia and renting a Cessna 182 to fly around the Read More

En Route: Upcoming Events

April 22-23 Gulf Coast Salute featuring the Thunderbirds Tyndall Air Force Base, FL May 6-9 Ft. Lauderdale Air Show featuring the Canadian Snowbirds Ft. Lauderdale, FL June 2-4 MODAERO Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO) Houston, TX Aug. 9-11 Canadian Business Aviation Association CBAA 2017 Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) www.cbaa.ca May 13-20 Joe Nall Week Triple Read More

En Route: Get a Free Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B Transponder With a New S-TEC 2100 Digital Flight Control System Purchase

Genesys has a new promotion to encourage aircraft owners to upgrade to meet the ADS-B mandate. Those who purchase a new S-TEC 2100 Digital Flight Control System between now and June 30, 2017, will also receive a free Lynx NGT-9000 touch screen 1090ES/ADS-B transponder. Genesys Aerosystems Director of Sales and Marketing Jamie Luster said, “There is Read More

En Route: MODAERO Aims to Attract Millennials to Aviation Event

This year’s MODAERO Festival and Air Show will be bigger and better than ever. The event will take place June 2-4, 2017 at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO). The event began in 2016 as a national fly-in targeting the growing millennial demographic which, according to FAA records, accounts for more than 48 percent of all Read More