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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,…

Friendly Skies

Friendly Skies

Wichita businessmen, friends share ownership of King Air 200 A regular reader of King Air magazine, Tim Buchanan always enjoys the columns written by Edward H. Phillips. “I find them very interesting and full of great historical facts and people,” Buchanan said. “I appreciate having this globally distributed magazine tell the history of my hometown.”…

Dream Job – Veteran pilot spends career in the King Air

Dream Job – Veteran pilot spends career in the King Air

Bert Bollar has been flying Beechcraft King Airs since 1983 and has flown N88JH, a 1989 King Air B200, for the past 19 years. He calls the airplane a member of his family and considers its owners part of his family, too. “I have a dream job because after this long, I’m treated as family…

Remote Control – King Airs help Wilson Construction reach remote jobsites

Remote Control – King Airs help Wilson Construction reach remote jobsites

Stacy Wilson, vice president of Wilson Construction, grew up in the electric utility construction business. Her grandfather, Matt O. Wilson, started building power lines in 1952 to connect farms in rural Oregon and Washington to the electrical grid. Stacy’s father and current Wilson Construction president, Don Wilson, joined the company in 1974. Early in his…

Cruising in the French Caribbean

Cruising in the French Caribbean

Lifetime Pilot Considers King Air the Perfect Airplane for his Missions Simon Hayot has spent a lifetime accumulating over 12,000 flight hours in a variety of aircraft models as a Caribbean aviation pioneer, business owner and published author. According to Hayot, there aren’t many King Airs operating in the French Caribbean, but his King Air…