Category Archives: Neat aircraft

Royal Turbine Duke

I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the sale (and training) of a BE60T Royal Turbine, or “Royal Duke” (what we called it).  The experience allowed me to gain significant flight time in the Royal Duke, so I thought … Continue reading

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Beechcraft King Air 200 vs. Mitsubishi MU2

Skyhawk vs Cherokee, Centurion vs Saratoga, Cub vs Champ, Citation vs BeechJet…there’s much passionate debate in the aviation world about which airplane type is best compared to its closest competitor for each class of airplane.  One of the greatest debates … Continue reading

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-34 Jetprop performance in cruise

I get a lot of questions from piston drivers about the true performance of the Jetprop.  So, I made a video of the performance of a PT6-34 powered Jetprop in cruise.  This video was made in the heat of the … Continue reading

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The Texas drought and aviation…

2011 is going to remembered as the year of a really severe drought.  This has been a punishing summer for Texans and (as of this writing) there is no end in sight (we need a good tropical depression to camp … Continue reading

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