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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…

King Air Gathering IV From a First-timer’s Perspective

King Air Gathering IV From a First-timer’s Perspective

It was with great interest that I attended King Air Gathering IV, hosted by the King Air Academy in September at Fredericksburg, Texas. As an active, general aviation instructor and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, I usually get to be the trainer instead of the trainee, so this was going to be of particular pleasure for…

Exploring the Limits of Flying Under Part 91

When you were a kid, or maybe even later in life, someone you trusted probably cautioned you about opportunities that look too good to be true; sometimes they are. That kind of advice usually focused on promised riches in exchange for relatively innocent commitments of time or resources. As pilots and aircraft owners, we’re way…

Takeoff OAT Restrictions

At the fourth King Air Gathering – KAG IV, the sold-out event held in September 2019, at the classic Hangar Hotel complex at the Fredericksburg, Texas airport (T82) – a question was asked about engine ice vane usage on the ground. Specifically, a concern was expressed about a temperature restriction stated in the Pilot’s Operating…