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What’s the difference between a Pratt&Whitney -61 and -52 engine?

The -61 and -52 are identical engines with one exception. The max ITT on the -52 is higher than the -61 by 20 degrees (820 vs 800). This gives the ability for setting more aggressive power settings, realizing slightly better higher altitude climb and cruise performance with the -52. Also, if the customer’s airplane is […]

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Listen to Doug on the Laura Ingraham show

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Centex Aerospace chooses Executive Flight Training for pilot training

Centex Modifications of Waco, Texas, has named Executive Flight Training of Beaufort, South Carolina, as an authorized BE200 type rating training center for all King Air 200/250 aircraft models for which Centex provides The HALO 250 IGW Conversion upgrades. Executive Flight Training will be able to teach pilots how to get the most from their […]

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Blackhawk Modifications Names Executive Flight Training as Authorized Pilot Training Center

February 23, 2015 – Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas has named Executive Flight Training of Beaufort, South Carolina as an authorized pilot training center for all twin-engine aircraft models for which Blackhawk provides higher performance, new PT6A engine upgrades. Executive Flight Training will be able to teach pilots how to get the most from their […]

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King Air 200 engine shutdown

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King Air Pilot Wanted

Help! I need a good King Air contract pilot in the NY/PA area for a regular gig. E90 to be based in that area would also need some general oversight and management functions. Current and former students (only) email me. by

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On the new G1000 update, Pilots now have the flexibility to quickly build user-defined holding patterns. These holds may be created over an existing fix in the navigation database or over a user-defined waypoint. Unpublished holds or those assigned by air traffic control are easily created and displayed on the multi-function display (MFD), further simplifying […]

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What is sulfidation?

Jet fuel contains sulfur. When it is burned at high temperatures it creates a gas called sodium sulfate. This gas mixes with the engine’s intake air. The intake air is contaminated with pollution, salt, soot and other nasty particles. This corrosive mix is what eats away at the compressor turbine blades. This process is called […]

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Awkward new ATC Policy at TZR and other airports with approaches in only one direction

I agree! Subject: Awkward new ATC Policy at TZR and other airports with approaches in only one direction Gentlemen: I want to bring to your attention a logical but hopefully unintended result of the FAA’s recent prohibition on opposite direction operations at controlled airports. You’ve read about the prohibition and may have experienced it. Several […]

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Check Out King Air 200 Training Flight Across the North Atlantic

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