February 2015

Editor’s Briefing: Authority – Pilot Responsibility

Years ago, I was reminded by my superior manage-ment “You can delegate your authority, but you can never delegate the responsibility.” That admonition applies to aviation, with great precision. In the final analysis, quoting FAR 91.3(a), “The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the Read More

Where Are You Going To Take Your MU-2 Turboprop?

By LeRoy Cook Intercontinental Jet Services Provides Factory Support For The MU-2 By any reasonable prediction, one would expect that the Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop twin, introduced in the late 1960s and out of production since 1983, would be an “orphan airplane”, with factory parts and support no longer available. As it turns out, that’s the Read More

Turning The Slogan Into Reality – Business Aircraft

By John Loughmiller For many years, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) trade groups have been telling the business world that General Aviation is a viable business tool, using the slogan “No Plane, No Gain”. The message is often considered to be aimed at larger companies, but its logic Read More

A NASCAR Legend Bill Elliott Turbocharges His Panel

By Kevin Knight NASCAR champ and Conquest II pilot Bill Elliott seems like a character from The Andy Griffith Show who would have been nicknamed “Rocket.” He lives at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in Dawsonville, Georgia, an hour north of Atlanta. He speaks with a pleasant drawl and has countless stories, from Read More