March 2020

Roundtrip to Wichita at the Speed Of…

“I need to drop my M2 off at the service center in Wichita. Want to fly right seat?” came the voicemail question from friend Larry King. “Oh, and I might buy a 206, so Cessna will take us home on a demo flight back to Dallas,” he added. Now, that might be an interesting trip, I Read More

Novel Introduces Aviation to Juniors “Stranded” by JE Timlin

Richard is a training captain with an international airline. His wife, Julie, is a writer. Their ten-year-old daughter, Talitha, dreams of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a pilot one day. Talitha’s interest is not surprising as she has an aviator in her family. She sees her dad head off to exotic locations every Read More

Five on the Fly: Jed Johnson

Five on the Fly: Jed Johnson

WHO: Jed Johnson COMPANY: Pilatus Aircraft POSITION: Chief Pilot HOMEBASE: KBJC RATINGS: FATP, CFII, MEI HOURS: 11,300 1. Can you summarize your aviation background?   My father got me exposed to aviation. He worked with VanDusen, AAR and Duncan Aviation, so we traveled in GA aircraft a lot when I was growing up. I followed a Read More