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Loading Airways into the G1000

Loading Airways into the G1000

Loading Airways into the Garmin G1000 with real-time examples, tips & tricks, and step-by-step instructions to enhance your overall flight.

Comparing the Phenom 300E to the Main Rivals

Comparing the Phenom 300E to the Main Rivals

Selecting an airplane can be tedious and time-consuming while researching and comparing. For the Phenom 300E and its main competitors, I’ve done some of the work for you! Here is a detailed breakdown of the main points of interest when narrowing down options for your next jet.

Buying vs Renting a Plane

Buying vs Renting a Plane

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked extensively about the benefits, both personal and commercial, of owning your own plane. From the ability to take off seemingly on a whim to the almost endless earning potential that a plane can bring while doing what you love, owning an airplane can open doors to freedoms you never thought possible.

High Performance Aviation, LLC Announces Acquisition of Fly’s Right Aviation Services in Conroe, Texas

High Performance Aviation, LLC Announces Acquisition of Fly’s Right Aviation Services in Conroe, Texas

High Performance Aviation, LLC (HPA) is excited to announce the acquisition of Fly’s Right Aviation Services, which was finalized on February 1, 2023. The company, a leader in specialized aviation services, will rebrand the acquired entity as CXO MX, LLC. This new subsidiary will continue to provide premier general aviation maintenance services at the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport. The rebranding and acquisition underscore HPA’s commitment to expanding its service offerings and continuing its legacy of excellence in the aviation industry. For more details about this exciting development and what it means for our clients, visit flyhpa.com.

Q4 Cessna CJ Review – CitationJet CE-525 Market

Q4 Cessna CJ Review – CitationJet CE-525 Market

If you are in the market for a CitationJet (straight CJ), you have probably noticed the price increase over the last 18 months. I have been monitoring the Cessna CitationJet market over the last 8 months and the asking price is going from $1.4-$2.5 million USD. The price variable depends on several details including engine maintenance program status, avionics, DOC 10 inspection status, damage history, ownership history, airframe time, and operating conditions and location.

Modern Aircraft Engines

Modern Aircraft Engines

Let’s look at some definitions that will help us to get an understanding of the different types of engines. When you look at the different types of engines today the designation of the engine can leave you wondering what they mean. For instance, Lycoming has a TIO-540-AJ1A engine rated at 310 BHP, and Continental has a TSIO-550-C engine, which is also rated at 310 BHP. These numbers are very different and to the manufacturer, it has a particular meaning under the Type Certificate issued by the FAA.

A Pilot’s Review of the Garmin GFC 500 Digital Autopilot

A Pilot’s Review of the Garmin GFC 500 Digital Autopilot

A pilot’s detailed review of the Garmin GFC 500 Autopilot in a Cessna 182Q. Includes discussion of LVL button and ESP Electronic Stability Protection System. The Garmin GFC 500 Digital autopilot is an adaptation of Garmin’s OEM GFC 700 that can be found in several factory aircraft applications including but not limited to the Cessna 172, 182/T, 206, and TTX…

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