Light and very light turbofan-powered aircraft are versatile and economical to operate. Embraer Phenom 100EV has a non-stop range of 1178 nm. Pratt and Whitney PW617F1-E engines can deliver a high-speed cruise of 406 kts. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B uying real estate and an air­craft have at […]
More hours flown doesn’t always mean more experience. Pilots with an aviation bachelors degree can fly Part 121 ops with 1000 hrs. This exception to the ATP rule is a financial boon for universities but doesn’t necessarily create a better product. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B ow important […]
Charter activity serves customers from its 2 bases in the Las Vegas area with a mixed fleet of Citation and Falcon jets. A sampling of Thrive Aviation’s Cessna Citations at its LAS main base, mere steps from the Las Vegas Strip. By Brent Bundy Phoenix Police Officer-Pilot (ret) AS350, AW119, Cessna 210/182/172 he formula for […]
Streamlining training, reducing costs, and raising salaries will produce more corporate pilots. New pilots face training 3 times more espensive than what they were 2 decades ago. A university-based flight training program that culminates in a 4-year degree costs more than $250,000. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B here’s […]
Computerized flight decks improve comfort and increase flight safety by reducing pilot workload. Collins Aerospace offers the Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade for the Beechjet 400A, providing users with enhancements such as electronic charts, better navigation maps, graphical weather, synthetic vision, and LPV approaches. By David Ison Professor, Graduate School Northcentral University […]
Turbine: 1 Leonardo, 2 Bell, 3 Sikorsky, 4 Airbus. Piston: 1 Robinson Leonardo is #1 in aftersale product support for 3 consecutive years. Robinson continues to be 1st in piston for 18 years in a row. Survey results based on 549 line evaluations – a 13.2% return. Pro Pilot staff Report Compiled by Conklin & […]
Suitably customized business aircraft serve effectively and reliably in diverse special roles. The SAAB Swordfish employs a Bombardier Global 6000 platform to carry torpedoes, sonobuoys, antiship missiles, an acoustics processor, and a magnetic anomaly detector. By Don Van Dyke ATP/Helo/CFII, F28, Bell 222. Pro Pilot Canadian Technical Editor eopolitical tensions, global challenges, and revolutionary technologies […]
Strong outflow and low-level windshear are ever-present dangers near thunderstorms. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist Aircraft flying through a downburst will first encounter strong headwinds, tempting a power reduction, followed by rapid shift to a tailwind and loss of altitude. Full-power go-around should be initiated immediately on recognizing downdraft penetration. fter a long but […]