December 2017

General Aviation Answers the Call

Earlier this year, in a matter of just four weeks, three record-breaking hurricanes pummeled the United States and Caribbean. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced, cut from power sources and left with unrecognizable homes and neighborhoods. Conditions in some areas were referred to as “apocalyptic.” As the world watched these disasters unfold from afar, 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

Jet Journal: Textron Aviation Unveils Turn-Key Maintenance Program

Jet Journal: Textron Aviation Unveils Turn-Key Maintenance Program

Ideal for owner-pilots or small operators. Textron Aviation has introduced a new maintenance solution tailored for the owner-pilot of Cessna Citation, Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan aircraft. Called ProMaintenance, the turnkey program covers the complete maintenance spectrum, including management of scheduled, unscheduled and aircraft on ground (AOG) maintenance events. “Designed to alleviate any additional Read More

Howard 500

Howard 500

For the first time since it had arrived at Oshkosh AirVenture 2017, the big blue-and-silver beauty was not surround by throngs of gawkers. Only curious stragglers, captivated by the machine, wondered aloud what it was. Upon learning it was a Howard 500, most assumed that Howard Hughes, Hughes Aircraft, or the Howard Aircraft Company (builders Read More

Editor’s Briefing: A Passion That’s Not Aviation

Editor’s Briefing: A Passion That’s Not Aviation

If you are like 99 percent of aviation families I know, not everyone in your family embraces aviation the way you do. You may eat, sleep and breathe flying and if you’re lucky, some in your clan may join in your obsession. I feel incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by family members who are pilots: Read More