May 2017

Flying Aussie Style in a Cessna 182

Touring Australia in a Cessna 182 Eight days, 22 flight hours, memories for a lifetime “I have an idea,” said friend and Citation owner Kirk Samuelson. “Let’s meet in Sydney, rent Cessna 182’s, and fly around Australia.” “Sounds interesting, but I fly jets and haven’t flown a single-engine anything in over 40 years,” I replied. Read More

Embraer Delivers 400th Phenom 300

Last month, Embraer Executive Jets delivered its 400th Phenom 300. The milestone jet went to, an air charter and taxi company recently established in Naples, Florida. The delivery completes’s all-new Embraer aircraft fleet, consisting of one Legacy 500 and four Phenom 300 “We are honored by’s selection of Embraer aircraft and services to build their Read More

SIMCOM Now Offers Concierge Service

SIMCOM Aviation Training is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Hospitality Too to provide concierge travel services for their customers in their Orlando and Scottsdale, Arizona locations. With this partnership, SIMCOM now offers discounted hotel accommodations, rental car and ground transportation. Scott Layman, an account executive with Hospitality Too, and will be located Read More

From the Flight Deck: When It Rains

It never rains in California, it pours, man it pours. – Albert Hammond, 1973 Proverb: It never rains, but it pours. Misfortunes or difficult situations tend to follow each other in rapid succession or to arrive all at the same time. We sometimes cite proverbs, myths, nursery rhymes, even superstitions in our search for excuses, Read More

TLC For Your Radome

The nose on your airplane does more than keep the wind from blowing through. As I taxied in to the ramp at the Greenville South Carolina Airport, the flight department manager waved me in and helped tie down. I had arrived to conduct a training session for his pilots on convective meteorology and airborne radar Read More