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Pilot Notes: Flying in the Canadian Arctic – by Robert S. Grant

Pilot Notes: Flying in the Canadian Arctic – by Robert S. Grant

It was November, and as the altimeter moved toward minimums, snow ribboned over the windshield. First officer Sarah Mousseau began easing power levers forward for the missed approach when the dim airstrip lights of Cape Dorset, 1,081 nautical miles northeast of Winnipeg, Canada, pulsed in the gloom. Over the threshold, she raised the nose and…

Bucket Lists, Part I – Be a Box Checker!

Bucket Lists, Part I – Be a Box Checker!

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of an upcoming series of articles which may resonate with King Air corporate and charter pilots when it comes 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…

Eden at Sunrise – Flying to and Touring Acadia National Park, Maine

Eden at Sunrise – Flying to and Touring Acadia National Park, Maine

I quickly silenced the alarm that began chirping at precisely 4 a.m. Even as a morning person, forcing myself from a cozy bed while my wife and kids continued to snooze contently re­quired extra motivation at that hour. The reward was looming just outside the door and would unfold over the next 90 minutes. Dressed…

New Satellite-based ADS-B Receivers – A Boost for ATC and Safety

In early January, the eighth and final SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenburg AFB in California on a mission for Iridium Communications. Seven of those eight rockets carried 10 Iridium NEXT satellites with the final carrying just five, 66 in all. Each satellite placed itself into a low-earth orbit replacing Iridium’s original satellite-phone…

Inspired by Dad — Loss of father motivates C90 owner to pursue dreams

Inspired by Dad — Loss of father motivates C90 owner to pursue dreams

Lonnie Steverson feels like he’s living out his father’s dream: he’s working and growing the company his parents Joey and Jill Steverson started in the 1980s, he built a house just down the road from the business in Prentiss, Mississippi, where he recently added a 3,000-foot grass runway on his 20-acre property and he regularly…

Is it Time to Switch Insurance Carriers?

Is it Time to Switch Insurance Carriers?

As a consumer, you buy many different insurance policies. When was the last time you switched insurance carriers for one or more of your policies? If you’ve switched recently, what were the driving factors behind this decision and were there any repercussions or risk in doing so? If you’ve moved an aircraft policy, the answer…

Fully Loaded – This modified F90 handles  an active family of 7

Fully Loaded – This modified F90 handles an active family of 7

At first take, it might sound like Chris Miller is still in the honeymoon phase when he says of the Beechcraft King Air F90 that he acquired in 2017, “It’s currently our only airplane and it’s going to be our only airplane. We absolutely love it.” It is, after all, his first King Air. But…