Navigating Modern Airspace With Greater Safety

Navigating Modern Airspace With Greater SafetyThe increased popularity and use of unmanned aircrafts vehicles (UAV) is becoming a focal point for both commercial and private pilots. Regulations on drones have been fairly lax through the FAA, although this is changing as more issues arise with airspace use for manned and unmanned vehicles. These changes will impact recreational UAV flyers as well as pilots, and are intended to provide better safety, especially for agricultural pilots. Continue reading

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The Importance Of Change In Engine Design

The Importance Of Change In Engine DesignSince the introduction of the PT6 engine in the early 1960s, this turbine has become a standard for airplanes in many smaller commercial fleets and with private pilots. The original engine design marked a significant turning point in aviation, since it provided a lighter weight option to radials, and could still deliver the horsepower that was necessary for extended flights. While this was applicable to industry use, it also meant that smaller aircrafts could perform at a stronger capacity. Continue reading

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The Basics Of PT6 Engine Maintenance

The Basics Of PT6 Engine MaintenanceFor PT6 engines, general MRO practices should be performed regularly, while a total overhaul of the turbine will vary on timing, depending upon usage and other factors that can affect wear and tear on the engine. However, while a total overhaul should be handled by a DDOF for optimal aircraft support, pilots and owners should engage in basic maintenance routines for safety and performance. Continue reading

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Careers In Aviation, From The Ground Up

Careers In Aviation, From The Ground UpAn interest in flying and mechanics can turn into a growth oriented career for many individuals. Becoming an aircraft mechanic not only fills a demand for quality technicians in the industry, but it also offers people an engaging career that incorporates mechanics and inspiration. This can become even more viable for many people as a degree and licensing are not a requirement for employment. Continue reading

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The Meaning Of Designation

The Meaning Of DesignationWithin the aviation industry, regulations play a large part in maintaining safety and standards for operation. This not only extends to FAA regulations that can affect MRO services, but also the extent of services that can be performed by a facility. As a result, manufacturers can also require specific designations for facilities in order to expand that range of service and to become recognized as an authorized handler. Continue reading

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Aircraft Engine Options – How They Compare

Aircraft Engine Options – How They CompareFor pilots who use small aircraft in their fleet, the choice between radial and turbine engines can often be a question of cost, but there are other factors that should also be considered in regard to which engine can be more applicable for certain functions. This includes the maintenance and repairs that may be required for upkeep, but can also include the capacity and power that is required for the aircraft. Continue reading

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Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) Annual Conference

The Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) Annual Conference is coming up this April 28, 29, & 30th in Scottsdale, AZ at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort.  Be sure to save the date for the annual RACCA Spring Conference event.

The event will include a Pratt & Whitney Canada golf outing and a bus excursion trip to beautiful Sedona, AZ on opening day, April 28.  On Wedensday, April 29 will be the conference kick-off including a keynote address by Dr. Mark Taylor.  Event activities will continue on Thursday, April 30 with more breakout sessions and general meetings.

The entire event will be held at the wonderful Hilton Scottsdale Resort.  A block of rooms is available from Apr 24 to May 4 with a special room rate for RACCA conference attendees.

To learn more about the upcoming event, visit the www.RACCAonline.orgwebsite.  You can also view the entire schedule of activities here.

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Monthly Ministry Spotlight

Ministry Spotlight: Banyan Air Services & Top Aviation Executives Team up to Rebuild Nigerian Hospitals

In that light, we wanted to introduce a new monthly series we call “Ministry Spotlight” where we will feature some of the great work done by those in the aviation community in the name of Christ. This includes using time, effort, and the Word of God, to spread a message of love, hope, and redemption. In this first “Ministry Spotlight,” we will cover the rebuilding of a Nigerian hospital with the Banyan Air Services team. Continue reading

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Aircraft Maintenance For Spring

Aircraft Maintenance For SpringYou may be familiar with the term “spring cleaning” for your home, your car, or your office, but this concept is just as important for your aircraft as well. In order to keep your aircraft and all of its components in safe working condition, there are some maintenance steps you should take during the tail end of winter and before the spring, and these are done in order to prepare your aircraft for safe flying in the seasons ahead. Continue reading

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A History Of King Air

A History Of King AirOne of the most storied and famous of Beechcraft’s lines is the King Air, and this aircraft family is comprised of two different lines of twin-turbopop aircraft with the Model 90 and the Model 100 series. The King Air line of Beechcraft airlines continues to be one of the very best selling models of aircraft in history, and has managed to outsell all other twin-turbopop competitors combined. The history of the King Air series began all the way back in 1961, and the name King Air has grown in innovation and technology throughout the years while still upholding its respected name. Continue reading

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