January 2015

Editor’s Briefing: Nothing Else – Company Plane

Every so often, I, and probably you as well, get asked the question: “Why Do You Fly?”. While there can be varied and convoluted answers, it really boils down to “nothing else can do what it does.” When it comes to a business tool, only our company plane can bring us home on an early Read More

The Great Citation M2 Migration of 2014

       by LeRoy Cook, with The Travelers On Tour With A New Citation M2 Every true adventure begins in the imagination. Picture this: you love to see the world, experience different cultures, have your mind changed by new ways of seeing things. Africa, the home of great lions, graceful giraffes and elusive leopards, has irresistible appeal. Read More

NBAA 2014 – Blockbuster Attendance – business aviation

by LeRoy Cook Continuing on a recent string of highly successful Business Aviation Conventions and Exhibitions, the National Business Aviation Association’s 2014 show in Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center was another blockbuster. Over 100 aircraft       were stuffed into static displays on the Showalter Flying Service ramp at Orlando Executive airport and inside the convention Read More

Missed Approach: We Almost Missed

In a Lear 40, it‘s a very short 28 minute, 177 nm-mile trip from Skagit Regional (BVS), just north of Seattle, to Hillsboro Airport (HIO), west of Portland. As we pass over the volcano-flattened mountaintop of Saint Helens and start our descent, Jeff H (the pilot flying) and I find ourselves wishing we could delay arrival by Read More

From the Flight Deck: Clouds in My Coffee – Flying Experience

by Kevin R. Dingman     None of us got to where we are by avoiding hard work or tough decisions. But, when contemplating choices with potentially life-altering consequences, often times it’s rejuvenating to set aside the daily grind and embrace the visceral. My hangar office is just about finished; one of last year’s resolutions. Now I Read More