Casey Aviation Founder/Chief Pilot/DPE/CPIIMHG/ATP

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 American marketplace.  Recently I got to train someone that I found particularly interesting…MMOPA past president…

Go-Around in a PA46…

Of all the aviation maneuvers I see during Refresher Training, the one that is butchered the most is the Go-Around (or Missed Approach).  This is disappointing because the Go-Around is so critical.  Everything changes at the Go-Around…the airplane goes from dirty to clean, low-power to high-power, descent to climb, and (often) flight with the autopilot…

Airport skateboard (It’s very Unique…)

I’ve found a very Yuneec way of getting around an airport! Brint is a PA46 pilot that I recently trained and he showed me his Yuneec Skateboard. I instantly fell in love with the board and bought one myself. Here’s a quick video that tells more: Interested?  I bought mine through Don Barthlow, and he…

SLD Icing demonstration

I’ve studied SLD (Super-cooled Large Droplet) Icing on aircraft, but the study always left me with more questions than answers.  I simply understood that SLD meant that there could be “big drops of water” that stick to the airplane and create a more dastardly result.  But, exactly how does it work? I had a breakthrough in my…

Avoiding a Hot Start…

Let there be no doubt about it…the greatest danger that faces your PT6 engine (and consequently, your wallet size) is the potential of a hot start.  So, knowing exactly how to start your PT6 is critical.  Here’s the noteworthy points of an engine start that I recommend you consider when starting your PT6-powered PA-46: 1.) Check battery…

Pilot Bunk Room

I’ve got a Pilot Bunk Room that I allow PA-46 pilots to use when they come to train.  Here’s a video of the room so you can decide if you want to use the room or if you want the spacious comfort of a hotel room.  

London to Texas

I got to fly a King Air from Bournemouth, England to Texas in May of 2015.  I was impressed to see the amount of snow and ice that was present in the polar regions.  Take a look at this video from FL240 over the southern tip of Greenland.  I flew directly from Keflavik, Iceland to…