Pilot Journal
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May-June 2007 On The Radar


on the radarThe prototype Next Generation PC-12, which is slated for certification at the end of 2007, has completed its first transatlantic journey from Switzerland. On its way to the United States, it stopped in Iqaluit, Canada, for a series of cold-weather trials before continuing on to Pilatus’ North American headquarters in Broomfield, Colo." />

Jeppesen And Cirrus Team Up
Jeppesen and Cirrus have partnered up to create a new Web-based transition course for pilots moving into Cirrus SR20/22 aircraft. Included in the course are eight hours of online ground school and six scenario-based flight workshops. The course, which is the first in a series, will introduce pilots to Cirrus avionics and operating procedures and risk-management and decision-making. It also focuses on other safety-oriented themes including accident prevention, understanding aircraft systems and cross-country flight-planning.

“The computer-based course is engaging and easy to navigate,” commented Cirrus Flight Standards & Operations Director Bill Stone. “It can be used by the pilot at home, in a briefing with a flight instructor and in a classroom.” To learn more about the course, which will be available to pilots and instructors by late April, log on to www.cirrusdesign.com and www.jeppesen.com.

A New FBO At Houston Ellington Field Airport
Rocketman Jet Center has opened a new FBO at Houston Ellington Field Airport (EFD) in Houston, Texas. This facility is located just minutes from downtown Houston and NASA, and only two minutes from Hobby Airport. The new FBO is a state-of-the-art, 17,500-square-foot terminal hangar (with an additional nine acres for future expansion) offering round-the-clock ground-support services to business-jet operators flying into Houston. With services and amenities including aircraft ground handling and parking, executive lounge and business center, weather and flight-planning, private spa, workout center, conference room, flight room, limo service, concierge and pilots lounge, Rocketman Jet Center is dedicated to providing passengers and crew with the highest level of service and support they’ve come to expect. Arrive in style at www.rocketmanjetcenter.com.



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