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A Closer Look at NextGen

A Closer Look at NextGen

NextGen is an ambitious undertaking that is meant to modernize the national airspace system of the United States to accomplish a number of goals. It has several technology components that we hear about as we all strive to stay informed in our industry. It is my hope that this article will provide some useful information…

Registration Now  Open for King Air Gathering III

Registration Now Open for King Air Gathering III

September 28-29, 2018 Fredricksburg, Texas (T82) Registration is now open for the next King Air Gathering being held September 28-29, 2018 at the Hangar Hotel Conference Center located right on Gillespie County Airport (T82) at Fredricksburg, Texas. Hotel rooms are also available at the Hangar Hotel, which is uniquely designed as a World War II…

King Air Insurance Market Update

King Air Insurance Market Update

The first quarter of 2018 is behind us and many of you spent April reflecting upon the opportunities, challenges and results from the first three months of the year to forecast what the rest of 2018 may hold for your business, flight department, operating budget or other goals. Upon reflection of insurance policy placements made…

Arctic King Airs

Arctic King Airs

Air Inuit celebrates 40 years of service Nunavik is an immense arctic region of frozen tundra, snow forest, scenic mountains, rivers and lakes in the northern third of the province of Quebec, Canada. The 170,000-square-mile territory is north of the 55th parallel and inhabited by about 12,500 aboriginal people, the Inuit, who live in 14…

The King Air Market: An Appraiser’s View

The King Air Market: An Appraiser’s View

Pricing is at near historic lows … a good time to purchase a used King Air. Each spring, we take an in-depth look at the market for some of the most popular King Air models. This year we are going to do something a little different. Not only are we going to analyze the market…

7 Pilot-friendly Vacation Destinations

7 Pilot-friendly Vacation Destinations

Planning your vacation for the summer or later this year? Fly-in resorts and properties are sprinkled across the United States, offering exclusive getaways that aren’t far away. The settings range from the shores of lakes, rivers and oceans, the rim of the grandest of canyons and remote ranches. Here are only seven of many fly-in…

The New Tax Bill: How It Affects You and Your Aircraft

The New Tax Bill: How It Affects You and Your Aircraft

Editor’s Note: With the recent Tax Reform bill signed into law in the United States, and some of it strongly affecting prospective and current aircraft owners, a deeper explanation on what this means to the many U.S. King Air operators was imperative. The Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA) signed by President Donald Trump in…

Minimizing the Risks of Selling your Aircraft or Spare Parts

Minimizing the Risks of Selling your Aircraft or Spare Parts

General aviation has had a great tailwind lately. Fuel prices have been low and stable, insurance premiums continue to be at historic lows, avionics manufacturers are developing new products, and there seems to be enthusiasm to upgrade cockpits in conjunction with ADS-B installations. There also appears to be quite a bit of action for people…

For Science’s Sake

For Science’s Sake

UW’s King Air 200T is the only atmospheric research aircraft in the National Science Foundation-supported fleet operated by a university The University of Wyoming owns two Beechcraft King Air aircraft – a 1977 King Air 200T and a 1983 King Air B200 – operated by the Department of Atmospheric Science and based at Laramie Regional…

MELs and the Part 91 King Air Owner-Operator

You are looking forward to taking your King Air out for a flight – the weather is clear, and your passengers are just as excited to get in the air as you are. However, during your preflight walkaround, you notice that one of your strobe lights is not working. Uh oh! There’s a possibility you…