December 2017

On Final: Limitations

On Final: Limitations

Sitting at an elevation of 4,830 ft, the runway at Sedona, Ariz., has a 1.83 percent slope, which requires careful consideration to ensure adequate runway is available for given aircraft weight and weather. In junior high, I used to walk to school every day. It was uphill both ways. At least so I thought. When Read More

En Route: Nextant Certifies the King Air G90XT

En Route: Nextant Certifies the King Air G90XT

Nextant Aerospace recently announced that the Beechcraft King Air G90XT certification effort is now complete. “When we launched the G90XT program, we had an opportunity to be the first company to deliver on the full potential of this great airframe by providing technology that operators have been waiting years for,” stated Nextant executive Jay Heublein. Read More

Seeing into the Future

Seeing into the Future

Radar reveals only what a storm is. Vertical Profile reveals what it will soon be. Instantly after radar engineers discovered how to convert millevolts, ohms and dBs into digital code, they begin adding dozens of high-tech features to airborne radars. The digital revolution brought on such things as color displays, turbulence detection, auto tilt, extended Read More

Five on the Fly

Five on the Fly

Some of the volunteer members of the PALS Sky Hope disaster relief team assembled during the recent efforts following Hurricane Harvey. WHO: Robin Eissler WHERE: Georgetown, Texas POSITION: COO of jetAVIVA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Founder and Program Director PALS Sky Hope Disaster Relief Program Private Pilot 1. You’ve been in aircraft sales for more than 20 years. Can Read More

From the Flight Deck: One Foggy Night

From the Flight Deck: One Foggy Night

Managing low-visibility procedures like Santa. Once upon a Christmas Eve flurry, RVR’s were squat; reporting six, four and blurry. “Our Christmas hustle must go on without pause; we can’t wait for the weather,” exclaimed Mrs. Claus. Santa’s retort, was precise and quite short: “I work like a dog, when there’s snow or thick fog. Any Read More