May 2018

Lightspeed Offers Gift Card Give-away

Lightspeed Aviation has announced that it will put $14,500 worth of gift cards in the hands of 100 lucky pilots this spring. By registering a Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset, partici­pants are automatically entered into one of four drawings to take place between April 17, 2018 and May 29, 2018. Each winner will be awarded a Read More

Daher Debuts New G3000 Features for TBM 930

Daher Debuts New G3000 Features for TBM 930

Daher has introduced the latest features and functionality on Garmin G3000 all-glass integrated flight deck configuration for TBM 930s, the high-end model in Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family. “Our long-term partnership with Garmin enabled us to introduce the latest G3000 capabilities on the TBM 930, offering our customers the most modern cockpit technology available Read More

A Change in the Wind

I have been flying long enough to have seen a remarkable evolution in flying. From renting a vacuum-gauge Cherokee 140 for $10 an hour ($5 more if you wanted an instructor) to Cirrus and Cessna products with avionics more capable than some air carriers. Simulators have evolved also. The “Link” multi-engine box I used in Read More

Big Foot Flies Again

Big Foot Flies Again

Landing currency: category, class and type While recuperating from rotator cuff surgery, my landing currency was about to expire. That hasn’t happened since I first learned to fly. You know, back when we shared the pattern with pterodactyls. As my flying skills withered post-op, I wrote at the hangar office while listening to Clapton and Read More

Five on the Fly: Ryan Reid

Five on the Fly: Ryan Reid

WHO: Ryan Reid POSITION: Sales Account Manager, Chief Pilot Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics HOMEBASE: Wichita, Kansas RATINGS: Commercial Single Engine Land, Commercial Multi-Engine Land, CFI, CFII, AGI, IGI HOURS: 1,500   1. Can you describe your role at Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics?  I have worn several hats over the course of my nine years. Some of my Read More