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Hawaii Aviation Crash – Overload, Stall, Vmc Roll – What was it?

As of my writing this and before the King Air 350 crash at Addison, Texas the A90 King Air used as a “jump” plane failed to maintain altitude and rolled inverted in Hawaii. There is not NTSB initial report out yet but this accident could be a combination of factors. One is overload and if

Wind Shear – It’s Still There

I have not heard a lot about wind shear in the recent years.  I have an Aircraft Dispatcher license and of the license and ratings that I have this one is very important to me.  To qualify for the license, not only did I have to be extremely familiar with turbojet aircraft, but I had

Systems in the Air Can and Should Be Handled Differently Than Systems on the Ground

All good instructors teach systems. Some teach the systems as maintenance items while the plane is in the hanger or being preflighted. This may sound silly but sometimes the systems in the air are treated differently than they are on the ground. In a potential emergency situation or in an emergency situation, you may need

AST Purchases Property at Burnet, Texas Airport

Just an update on our move to the Austin, Texas area.  We have purchased, yes purchased, property on the up and coming Burnet, Texas Airport (Craddock Field KMBQ) and are waiting our final approval for a through the fence permission which should be coming up shortly.  We are building a large hanger and sim training