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22 01, 2014

The “E” (lectronic) Crew Member

By |2019-01-04T00:14:16+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Aircraft Management|

In earlier days, the autopilot was referred to as "George" flying...today George interfaces with the electronic crew member (e-crew), known as the "glass or automated cockpit." The micro-computer technology provision of sophisticated and complex cockpit automation in today's aircraft paves [...]

11 11, 2013

Safety Management

By |2019-01-04T00:14:16+00:00November 11th, 2013|Aircraft Management|

Safety management is nothing new to professional flight departments. What may be new to many departments is an organized safety structure and documented accountability that proactively manages safety risks. Safety system accountability expands the traditional "seat of the pant" safety [...]

24 09, 2013

Learning Process

By |2019-01-04T00:14:17+00:00September 24th, 2013|Aircraft Management, Aviation Services, Blog|

Special Services Corporation (SSC) operates aircraft on a non-scheduled air carrier certificate. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires pilots to meet Airline Transport (ATP) and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 135 commercial training standards. SSC trains pilots under the guidelines set [...]

21 08, 2013

The SSC Operation Construct

By |2019-01-04T00:14:17+00:00August 21st, 2013|Aircraft Management, Aviation Services|

Operation Construct includes: 24/7 dispatching Full-time professional pilots Full-time professional maintenance Full-time marketing personnel Private, secure facility Private and valet parking (complimentary car detailing) Concierge services (rental car, limo, catering, overnight accommodations, etc…) Complete administrative support (monthly utilization & summary [...]

11 06, 2013

“Best Power” versus “Best Economy” – Is Low Fuel Flow Really Cheaper Flying?

By |2019-01-04T00:14:19+00:00June 11th, 2013|Aircraft Management, Aviation Services|

When I first started flying Cirrus airplanes, I soon learned of two new terms: "Best Power" and "Best Economy."  These terms referred to the two mixture control settings that were recommended during cruise flight by the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH).  I have experimented with both mixture settings, and [...]

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