June 2018

Slightly LOST

As I mentioned in last month’s column, both FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training are offering enhanced training scenarios for Citation operators. These two-hour courses are in addition to regular 61.58 annual requirements, and are designed to provide more in-depth knowledge about a specific operational topic. In March, I added one of these scenarios during Read More

License to Learn: A Pilot’s Learning Curve is Unending

Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect. – Captain A. G. Lamplugh You have undoubtedly discovered along your hallowed, obstacle-strewn path to aviation enlightenment, that something is learned or re-learned in the course of every trip. If Read More

Five on the Fly: Walt Fricke

The Veterans Airlift Command provides free private air transportation to post 9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. WHO: Walt Fricke POSITION: Veterans Airlift Command Airboss/Chairman/Founder HOMEBASE: Minneapolis, MN RATINGS: Commerical ASMEL, Instrument (airplane & helicopter), Glider HOURS: 5,000 1. What Read More

Impact of New Tax Bill on Aircraft Values

Impact of New Tax Bill on Aircraft Values

It is difficult, if not impossible, to isolate the exact impact of the new tax bill on aircraft values. There are many concurrent factors that may have an impact on aircraft values e.g. the economy, regulatory environment and inventory, to name a few. However, we can observe what has been going on in the market Read More

Managed Co-Ownership

Managed Co-Ownership

Innovative ownership model goes from concept to reality, receiving a positive market response. Since the Wright Brothers, operators have fought to leverage the benefits of aviation at a sensible cost. Over a century late, aircraft users flying less than 200 hours per year are engaging in the same battle.  Last year, a new company Partners Read More