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Mission 2 – Special Wheels Up fleet spreads charities’ important missions

Mission 2 – Special Wheels Up fleet spreads charities’ important missions

Starting with the first Beechcraft King Air 350i that Wheels Up took delivery of in 2013, all but four of the 72 King Airs to join the fleet of the private aviation company have the same stylish blue and white paint scheme featuring the word “UP” on the tail. Those exceptions are the aircraft that…

Bucket Lists, Part II:  Be a Box Checker!

Bucket Lists, Part II: Be a Box Checker!

Author’s Note: The following is the second installment in a series of articles which may resonate with King Air corporate and charter pilots as it relates to making the most of travel downtime. But it can also apply to the owner/pilot, whether it’s making a stop on the way to a planned destination or adding…

Winter Readiness

I was asked to write an article about preparing a King Air for winter weather. Initially, I brushed the idea aside because everything I would suggest is covered by the Phase Inspections in the Maintenance Manual. But when I had my shop, the majority of my customers flew less than 200 hours a year and…

ADS-B Final Prep, NOTAM Improvement Bill Status and Response to UK Restricting Airport Access to BizAv

FAA Finalizing Items for ADS-B Implementation Operational Rollout of ADS-B Baseline Services Complete The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier that it has completed the implementation of the ADS-B Baseline Services on schedule and ready for the Jan. 1, 2020 ADS-B aircraft equipage deadline. ADS-B is now operational at 155 airports, terminal radar approach control…

The E90 (and A100, B100) Fuel System

Reader Ron Randall recently sent me an email requesting that I review the E90’s fuel system. Ron has experience operating a King Air 100, a 200 and two E90s. He wrote that he experienced problems with the E90’s fuel system and requested my review/input. I am happy to oblige. Step back in time with me…

Airmaster! (Part One)

Airmaster! (Part One)

In 1933 Dwane L. Wallace and his brother Dwight resurrected the Cessna Aircraft Company, launched the new Model C-34 and restored their uncle Clyde V. Cessna as president of the company that bore his name. Four years after the devastating stock market crash of 1929, the United States was slowly beginning to emerge from the…

SRS Aviation Introduces Onboard Coffee Maker

SRS Aviation recently ann-ounced that it has received FAA TSO certification for its onboard coffee maker Jet Java, for all fixed wing aircraft. The coffee maker includes four different trays using K-cups®, coffee and tea, as well as one that provides hot water, with a 2½ minute brew time. Jet Java is a top-fill device…

NBAA Regional Forums for 2020

The dates and locations for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Regional Forums are as follows: Wednesday, Jan. 29 – West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) Thursday, March 5 – San Jose, CA (SJC) Wednesday, June 10 – White Plains, NY (HPN) “At NBAA’s regional forums, you can experience the excitement and energy of the business…

Technically …

From Service Letter MTL-25-01: Equipment/Furnishings – MedAire Aircraft First Aid Kits with Medication Subject to Recall Notice Date: Nov. 5, 2019 Effectivity: Super King Air B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-278 thru BY-358; Super King Air B300C, Serial Numbers FM-69 thru FM-80; Super King Air B300, Serial Numbers FL-996, FL-1007, FL-1030, FL-1037, FL-1083 thru FL-1196; King Air…