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Mission 2 – Special Wheels Up fleet spreads charities’ important missions

Mission 2 – Special Wheels Up fleet spreads charities’ important missions

Starting with the first Beechcraft King Air 350i that Wheels Up took delivery of in 2013, all but four of the 72 King Airs to join the fleet of the private aviation company have the same stylish blue and white paint scheme featuring the word “UP” on the tail. Those exceptions are the aircraft that…

Bucket Lists, Part II:  Be a Box Checker!

Bucket Lists, Part II: Be a Box Checker!

Author’s Note: The following is the second installment in a series of articles which may resonate with King Air corporate and charter pilots as it relates 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…

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…

Rendezvous  in Riverton – Pilot connects two Wyoming families for King Air partnership

Rendezvous in Riverton – Pilot connects two Wyoming families for King Air partnership

Like any relationship, co-ownership of an airplane can be a great partnership when there’s good communication and a healthy amount of respect between all parties. Two Wyoming families have formed what they describe as a near-perfect relationship through a 1981 Beechcraft King Air 200 thanks to a pilot who brought them together four years ago…

Third Party Liability

When it comes to addressing claims, there are two parts to your King Air insurance policy. One is for physical damage to your aircraft and the second is for third party liability. For this article, I am focusing on the latter. The hull and liability policy is very broad in nature. In the insurance industry there is a…

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…