February 2021

What Good Looks Like:
Part II

Last month, we met Neil Singer, part of our CJP safety team. This month, we’ll have a chance to pick the brain of astronaut Charlie Precourt, chairman of the CJPSafety Committee.  Charlie is a four-time space shuttle guy, commanding two missions. Currently flying a CJ1+, he is a board member of EAA and NBAA and Read More

Mustang to Mustang

Mustang to Mustang

by Bryan Currier, Owner-Pilot In 2001, I had a first officer offer letter in hand and engaged to the most beautiful girl in the world. We were set to get married in September, and I’d start my new job as an F.O. in November.  Of course, on September 11, the whole world changed – especially Read More

Litanies:<br>The story of a go-around at DCA

Litanies:
The story of a go-around at DCA

Litany: noun, plural litanies. A prolonged account: a list, catalog, enumeration. It’s ten-past midnight at the end of a 14-hour day. You’re flying an ILS; the weather is 300/1. Winds at 3,000 feet on final show a 40-knot tailwind. It’s reported at the surface as a direct cross at 20 knots. The runway is wet, Read More

IS&S Autothrottle System for PC-12s and King Airs

Okay, so you’ve lined your twin up for takeoff, advance the throttles, V1, V2, rotate, and just after you’ve stowed the gear, the left engine gives up. As you try to “rub your head and pat your tummy,” you reactively do your best to control the airplane and keep it flying. But, in your attempt Read More

Electric Future
Clean, Quiet & Powerful Propulsion

While we typically look to our favorite longtime OEMs and service organizations for the latest and greatest in new aircraft and STC’s, other notable happenings are percolating in aircraft development that can easily be overlooked. Among these game-changing developments are electric propulsion systems. Many companies are currently working on designing, manufacturing and implementing hybrid electric, Read More