Manufactured in the aviation hub of Wichita, Kan., and with maintenance and support locations worldwide, the Beechcraft brand of aircraft traces its roots to the pioneers of aviation. Throughout its history, this brand of products has been known for quality, reliability and value that established benchmarks for the industry.
Lady Elliot Island is a 42-hectare island at the southern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is about 46 nautical miles north-east of Bundaberg located off Queensland, Australia. It is managed jointly by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service under a collaborative lease arrangement with the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. The resort is the dream of one man, Peter Gash.
It started in 1999 with one man and one used aircraft. Danny Perna had a pre-owned CESSNA 152 piston, an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license and a flight instructor rating. That was all it took.
Last summer I met a buddy of mine in the northern part of Idaho and we spent the next week flying a CESSNA SKYHAWK piston (172) all over the Idaho mountains.
After six years in service, the CESSNA CITATION LATITUDE aircraft topped the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) list as the most delivered midsize business jet for the fifth consecutive year, with 58 aircraft delivered in 2019 and 234 total delivered through Q1 of 2020. On the aircraft’s fifth anniversary, several of those who work closely with the Citation Latitude aircraft, took some time to explain why.
It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted commercial air significantly. Vacations were cancelled, business trips were delayed and visits to loved ones were paused.
Lieutenant Colonel Neil Taylor spent several decades in the United States Air Force and has never seen a fight quite like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Simon Elliott is no stranger to disaster. He’s walked with those on the ground after Hurricane Katrina providing personal hygiene equipment and trailers.
With a jet-like cabin design, dual-channel FADEC and the first clean-sheet turboprop engine in more than 30 years, the DENALI aircraft is sure to disrupt the marketplace. But behind the features and capabilities of the new aircraft is a team of experts invested in both the plane and those who will sit inside.
The news reports said roughly 50 people were dead. A storm, controlled by no man, had swept the vast islands leaving little in its path.
In northwestern Alaska, clusters of small, sparsely populated villages dot the Arctic landscape.