Author Archives: Joe Casey

About Joe Casey

ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, CFI-G Commercial Pilot - SE, ME, Rotorcraft, Glider US Army AH-64 Pilot and UH-60 Instructor Pilot and Instrument Flight Examiner

UflyMike Harmony Headset

I’m a “headset snob”.  There…it’s out.  Guilty as charged.  I have used all of the various headsets in the aviation marketplace and I like to use my own headset, and I use the UflyMike Adapter exclusively (  Even if a … Continue reading

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SL 1204 and the PA46 Windshield

You know the old joke…”What’s the landing light used for in a single-engine airplane with an engine failure at night?”  Answer: “You turn it on when you near the ground…if you don’t like what you see, turn it off!”  A … Continue reading

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Texting while taxiing…

Need I even print a word?  Is there anything that needs to be added to make this any clearer?  Bottom line…texting while taxiing can cost you dearly. And, it’s not just texting.  During recurrent training, one of my pet peeves … Continue reading

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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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Intercoolers on a piston PA46

One of the really cool aspects of my work is the ability to work alongside the super-neat people that own/operate a PA46.  Those that own PA46’s tend to be interesting and successful people with a special business niche in the … Continue reading

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