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Your Most Dangerous Flight You Must Trust but Verify

Over the last several years of watching King Air pilots in both their aircraft and in the simulator, it is obvious that they typically have developed their own cockpit flows and use of checklists. As Tom Clements has outlined time and time again, when you are new to flying a King Air, the checklist should…

NBAA GO Sessions to Offer Best Practices for Aviation Tax & Transactions

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently announced an informative series of upcoming NBAA GO virtual professional development seminars addressing common questions and concerns surrounding aircraft transactions, ownership structures and taxation, including the ramifications from COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Virtual Aviation Tax & Transactions Review will encompass a series of three live…

Checklists and CRM by Deanna Wallace

When I was new to the aviation world, just acquiring my certificates and ratings, I would watch corporate aircraft of all sizes taxi onto the local ramp and enthusiastically greet pilots with my opinion on what a beautiful aircraft they had and how I couldn’t wait to fly one myself one day. Every now and…

Elliott Aviation Mobile Maintenance Capabilities to Include Inspections

Due to recent uncertain events with COVID-19, Elliott Aviation has announced its mobile maintenance capabilities are available for aircraft inspections and due items. The company’s mobile maintenance teams are available for maintenance events for the King Air, as well as the Beechjet/Hawker 400XP, Challenger, Citation, Hawker, Phenom, Premier and TBM aircraft. “We understand how challenging…

Technically…

Service Bulletin MTB-57-01: Wings – Inspect the Aft Upper and Lower Wing Bolts for Correct Washer and Replace if Needed Date: March 5, 2020 Effectivity: King Air 90 (applicable variants within defined LJ serial number range), LJ-2055 through LJ-2129; Super King Air 200/B200, serial numbers BB-2019 through BB-2021; Super King Air 200C/B200C, serial number BL-171;…

The King Air Market: More Complicated Than Ever – by Chip McClure

The King Air Market: More Complicated Than Ever – by Chip McClure

It’s been a full year since I last wrote an article for this magazine about the market for King Airs. At that time, I was confident in my assertions and the market in general. In fact, the market had been as stable as I had seen it … almost predictable. We’re all accustomed to ever…

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…