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Everyone Speaks C-12

Everyone Speaks C-12

While most civilians are unaware of a small group of guardsmen flying in a West Virginia training schoolhouse, the Fixed Wing Army National Guard Aviation Training Site – or FWAATS – is well-known and well respected among United States Army aviators. “What’s great about FWAATS is that you’re actually flying an airplane,” Chief Warrant Officer…

King Air 360 Comments

In reference to the article announcing the King Air 360 in the September 2020 issue of King Air magazine, I started flying King Airs a little over 30 years ago before going into the airline industry. Due to 9/11, I was furloughed in December 2001 from the airlines. During that time, I received my BE-350 type…

GA Coalition & CARES Act, CBAA Joins SAF, and NextGen Advisory Committee

GA Coalition Urges Lawmakers for Additional Relief Through CARES Act A coalition of general aviation (GA) associations recently sent a letter urging lawmakers to build on the success of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act by providing additional targeted relief that ensures business aviation and the country’s airports can continue to deliver…

Looking Without Seeing

Looking Without Seeing

Still being an active motorcycle rider at age 75 – I know, I know, I’m crazy! – it is quite disturbing to read nearly on a monthly basis about a motorcycle involved in an accident with a car in which the car driver is reported to have said, “I never saw him! He wasn’t there…

The Scarlet Marvel  (Part One)

The Scarlet Marvel (Part One)

At the 1929 National Air Races in September, Walter H. Beech unleashed the Travel Air Type “R” monoplane that crushed the competition and ended dominance of the military biplane. The relentless heat of a Kansas summer was in full force during August 1929 in Wichita – the self-proclaimed “Air Capital of the World.” The city’s…

King Air 360/360ER Receives Certification

Textron Aviation announced in early October that it had achieved Type Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its newest flagship twin turboprop Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER aircraft, with customer deliveries to commence in the coming weeks. The company says the newly upgraded aircraft offers technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin and…

Raisbeck Adds Two Military Distributors to Support International King Air Market

Raisbeck Engineering announced the addition of two military distributors, Dynatech International and DIMO Corporation (DIMO), in an effort to address the international military King Air market. The move represents a company first and marks a significant step toward strengthening Raisbeck’s position in providing performance enhancement systems for military aircraft worldwide. The company says DIMO and…

Pilot Proficient Releases Pro Line Fusion Pilot Familiarization Course

Pilot Proficient, LLC, an online aviation training site, recently released a Pro Line Fusion Pilot Familiarization Course – a video-based training program designed to help familiarize transitioning pilots with the Fusion system, either prior to flying in a Fusion-equipped airplane or attending a formal training event. The training focuses on demonstrating the actual techniques and…

Garmin Announces Virtual Learning Format through June 2021

Garmin® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2021 will be transitioning to an entirely virtual learning format. This new format will allow customers to receive valuable product knowledge without concerns over travel and social distancing. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from Garmin pilot’s guides, PC trainers, eLearning…

NBAA Announces First Virtual Trade Show, “VBACE”

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the first-ever, completely immersive online business aviation trade show, the Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (VBACE), scheduled for Dec. 2-3. The two-day event is free for members to attend and will incorporate many of the traditional elements of NBAA’s successful live events, including virtual exhibit booths, keynote…