July 2019

Supply and Demand

Supply and demand is an easy concept for airplane owners to understand – the more there is, the lower the price. Take the oil and gas industry, for instance, an industry I know little about, but I won’t let that stop me from pontificating.  Some smart person figures out how to drill sideways and extract Read More

Going Anyway

Going Anyway

It was the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend and the Midwest was experiencing an unprecedented level of convective weather with thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding all urgently reported by the TV news. Unfortunately, a longstanding Lear client of the company I fly for had an unexpected death in the family and needed to attend the Read More

Adding King Air Capacity: Halo STC Series by CenTex Aerospace

Adding King Air Capacity: Halo STC Series by CenTex Aerospace

The King Air is one of the most iconic, useful and well-engineered airplanes in aviation history. Not only do they earn rave views from those who pilot them regularly, but the proven history and sheer volume of King Airs manufactured in the last 50-plus years is a testament to the brilliance of the original design.  Read More

The Newest Bonanza and Baron

The Newest Bonanza and Baron

Photo Courtesy of Textron Aviation On a rainy Sun ‘n Fun morning, I met with Tina Walser of Textron Aviation communications and Alex Chisolm, a factory-direct Bonanza/Baron salesman based near Washington, D.C. We looked at the latest versions of the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and Baron G58 on display among the piston Cessnas, Caravans, King Airs Read More