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 […]
1 Garmin, 2 Universal Avionics, 3 Collins Aerospace, 4 Honeywell Garmin is 1st for 17 yrs, Universal 2nd for 13 yrs, Collins 3rd for 13 yrs,  and Honeywell 4th for 5 yrs. Operators sent back a total of 614 survey forms – a 8% return. Survey results based on 611 line evaluations. Pro Pilot Staff Report […]
Automation reduces pilot workload, but keeping sharp flying skills is paramount to avoid surprises. Briefing when and where to use the autopilot, and to what degree, can increase situational awareness and decrease workload. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B ilots have mixed feelings when it comes to autopilot systems. […]
Operator flies customers using 4 Pilatus PC-12s and a PC-24. By Brent Bundy Phoenix Police Officer-Pilot AS350, AW119, Cessna 210/182/172 AirSmart covers the US Southwest and beyond from its Las Vegas home base with a fleet of Pilatus aircraft. hen internationally recognized entertainment venue architect Paul Steelman purchased a Pilatus PC-12 in 2005, he never foresaw […]
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 […]
Pilots and airport operations could benefit from the enhanced safety of ATC services without an at-airport physical tower. A supervisor’s view over 2 remote air traffic controller stations and the accompanying camera-fed display of a distant airport. By Glenn Woodward Contributing Writer anuary of 2018. The pilot of a Beechraft Bonanza on final to Rwy […]
We present a selection of turbine-powered 
helicopters performing 
in law enforcement 
roles around the world. By Pro Pilot staff irborne law enforcement (LE) agencies operating rotary-wing aircraft often fulfill a variety of missions in different demanding environments. These missions are not limited to aerial patrol, transport, and search and rescue (SAR), but may also include […]