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Fast as Lightning

Fast as Lightning

Texas businessman quickly ramps up use of bizav Mark Hicks probably isn’t the first business owner to credit road construction with pushing him into aircraft ownership but he might be one of the fastest at ramping up his involvement in business aviation. Within four years, the owner of Hicks Lightning Protection in Dallas went from…

Perfect Pair

Perfect Pair

Woodgate Aviation Uses King Air to Succeed in New Markets Woodgate Aviation is Ireland’s longest established general aviation business, having been formed at Belfast International Airport in 1969. It is also Northern Ireland’s only King Air operator, with two in service since early 2017. When compared to the rest of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland…

King Air Gathering II

King Air Gathering II

September 29-30, 2017 – Dayton, Ohio As of press time, there were still a few openings for the second King Air Gathering being held September 29-30, 2017, at Stevens Aviation in Dayton, Ohio (KDAY). The event will consist of two days of information-packed seminars presented by King Air experts in various areas and will include…

Multitasker with Legs

Multitasker with Legs

350CER’s versatility and extended range make it NOAA’s ‘King of the Road’ When Hurricane Matthew started on its path of destruction from the Caribbean to the Southeast United States last fall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations was called into action. Three aircraft and one ship supported forecasting,…

Registration Now Open for King Air Gathering II

Registration Now Open for King Air Gathering II

September 29-30, 2017 – Dayton, Ohio Planning has been finalized and registration is open for the second King Air Gathering being held September 29-30, 2017, at Stevens Aviation in Dayton, Ohio (KDAY). The event will offer different speakers and subjects than the first Gathering, and also includes an optional tour of Hartzell Propeller Inc., which…

Steadfast Pilot

Steadfast Pilot

King Air Owner Frank Singer is Still Flying at 83 Californian Frank Singer is living life to the fullest at age 83, and that includes flying his King Air C90B. He explained that every year he goes to get his medical for insurance requisites and, so far, he has no exceptions. “When I go in…

Lessons Learned from Recent Spring Storms

Lessons Learned from Recent Spring Storms

Spring 2017 kept insurance adjusters busier than usual. Storms arrived earlier in the season due to the mild winter in much of the United States. In some areas it seemed Mother Nature was specifically seeking airports as direct targets, similar to mobile home parks frequently falling into the path of storms accompanied by tornado sirens.…

Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

There are two groups of veins that move blood from the lower extremities back to the heart. The first system is superficial and consists of veins lying close to the surface; the other larger system is the deep venous system which, as its name implies, is deep within the leg. The superficial veins communicate with…

The ABCs on ADS-B

The ABCs on ADS-B

NextGen, the FAA’s initiative to transform Air Traffic Control (ATC) from a ground-based radar tracking system to an aircraft-based, satellite positioned tracking system, has driven the FAA mandate that aircraft operating in airspace that now requires a Mode C transponder must be equipped with at least ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020. ADS-B (Automatic Dependent…

Initial King Air Gathering Deemed a Success!

Initial King Air Gathering Deemed a Success!

King Air magazine contributor Tom Clements announced the first King Air Gathering (KAG) in the January 2017 issue of this magazine, as well as the King Air Academy sending out informational flyers to King Air owners and operators. The attendee list had been limited to 50 King Air owners/operators, so that the group would be…