December 2020

Go/No-Go

“Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport, automated weather observation one three zero seven Zulu, wind calm, visibility one zero, sky conditions 600 scattered, overcast 4,400, temperature one-two Celsius, dewpoint one-one Celsius, altimeter three zero four one, remarks, density altitude 8,400.” I listened to the automated Gunnison AWOS with more than usual interest as I drove from Read More

CJ2 Avionics Upgrade

CJ2 Avionics Upgrade

by John Brantigan, Owner-Pilot When my wife Carolyn and I purchased our Citation CJ2 brand new from Cessna in December 2002, we specified dual Garmin 530s in place of the Collins Nav-Com units normally a part of the Collins ProLine 21 system. This was new for Cessna because so many buyers were immediately replacing the Read More

Loss of Control:<br>Latest FAA Guidance

Loss of Control:
Latest FAA Guidance

In-flight loss of control (LOC-I) is the leading cause of fatal accidents for both commercial and general aviation accidents. The FAA recently provided new guidance for stall prevention and recovery as well as modifications of Full Flight Simulators (FFS) to provide Extended Envelope Training (EET) – higher fidelity beyond the current limitations.  Some of the Read More

Avionics Upgrades<br>How New Avionics Affect<br>Aircraft Value

Avionics Upgrades
How New Avionics Affect
Aircraft Value

As much as we’d like to believe they are value-adding, the fact is, many variables impact just how much your new avionics will positively impact the bottom line when it comes time to sell.  I can tell you from many years of personal experience; new avionics have a nearly hypnotic effect on aircraft owners. When Read More