June 2018

Iguanas, Tortoises & Bad Gas

Iguanas, Tortoises & Bad Gas

Several years ago, we decided to fly our Cessna 340 from its home base in Washington State (KBVS) down through Mexico and Central America to Ecuador, and then 600 nm across the Pacific to the Galapagos. Well-maintained airplane; two high-time ATP pilots; veteran passenger wives; two airplanes in loose company (a Baron and Cirrus) and Read More

On a Swivel

On a Swivel

Recently, two aboard a Cessna 150 died when the trainer collided with a Cessna 525 Citation jet on the runway at Marion Municipal Airport in Marion, Indiana. The C150 was attempting to take off to the southeast on Runway 15 when it struck the tail of the Citation, which had just landed from the north Read More

Speed, Stability  and Range Converge

Speed, Stability and Range Converge

A test flight in Tamarack’s active winglet-equipped Citation CJ3 Tamarack Aerospace Group has been developing and installing winglets on members of the Cessna Citation 525 series for several years now. They began with the CJ1 (525) in 2013 and received FAA certification in December 2016, followed by EASA approval a year later (Dianne White wrote about Read More

Airmail

In Response to Kevin Ware’s “Higher Minimums” I always read your articles with interest however, the April article truly hit home. Very well written and thought out. I, like you, am a high time retired AF and airline pilot. I now fly King Airs and personally own a 340 that I love. You hit the Read More

Editor’s Briefing: A New Chapter

It is with great honor and pleasure that I write my first editorial briefing.  First, I want to thank Dianne White for this incredible opportunity. I have been writing for Twin & Turbine since early 2017 and she has quickly become one of my greatest mentors and inspirations. Her creativity, professionalism and drive are of Read More