July 2016

NBAA Focus: Flight Management Systems Can Help, Or Challenge Single-Pilot Operators

By helping single pilot operators keep track of their location, fuel burn, weather and traffic conditions, and more, flight management systems (FMS) are a particularly valuable tool in modern cockpits. However, systems differences between different FMS manufacturers and models of FMS may also make managing these systems an unwelcome challenge at an inopportune time. “If Read More

NBAA Focus: NBAA’s Regional Forum Coming to White Plains, NY in September

NBAA Focus: NBAA’s Regional Forum Coming to White Plains, NY in September

Throughout the year, NBAA hosts three Regional Forums across the country to bring together local business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry professionals to share knowledge, discuss issues affecting the region, and learn how business aviation can help companies succeed. Twin & Turbine readers are encouraged to attend NBAA’s last 2016 Regional Forum, Read More

Objectivity and Recurrent Training

Aviation, certainly more so than many other professions, relies on the “Honor System”. Let’s think about it: how many times have you been ramp checked by the FAA, or had to present your pilot or medical certificate to anyone else in an official capacity? How many times have you met an FAA inspector, in any Read More

The High Season – AirVenture Oshkosh Preview

The High Season – AirVenture Oshkosh Preview

The annual mid-summer celebration of aviation, absolutely the greatest airshow on earth, will be staged in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 25 through July 31. If you haven’t been there, make it a priority to attend. If you haven’t been to EAA AirVenture for a while, make this the year. And if you go every year, Read More

Twin Proficiency: Near-Collision Part II: When to Cancel IFR

In last month’s column, I described a very-near collision I witnessed on the runway of a non-towered airport. The pilot of a turboprop twin, obtaining his IFR release on an 1,100-overcast day, apparently not monitoring, and certainly not transmitting on, the CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency), pulled out in front of a Cessna Citation that Read More