Twin Proficiency

Twin Proficiency: They Both Need Fuel

Twin Proficiency: They Both Need Fuel

In most twin-engine airplanes, fuel management is simple. Each engine’s fuel selector often has three positions: ON, OFF and CROSSFEED. CROSSFEED is an emergency position, for use during extended single-engine operation to maximize range and balance fuel when one engine is shut down. Consequently, the fuel selector typically remains in the ON position. Some airplanes Read More

Twin Proficiency: Watch and Learn

Twin Proficiency: Watch and Learn

The greatest single advantage of personal air transportation is saving time. Whether you use that time to make money – by beating a competitor to market, serving clients faster, or making more service and sales calls in a period of time – or to improve your lifestyle – by getting back from work in time Read More

Twin Proficiency: Promote Yourself to Captain

by Thomas P. Turner Flying to Houston for business, my brother’s airline flight from Cleveland to Chicago was delayed and eventually diverted because of severe weather at O’Hare. After a ground-stop delay at Cleveland, the ERJ-145 crew flew some ATC-assigned delaying tactics before lining up for the approach, only to miss the approach from very Read More

Twin Proficiency: Single-Pilot Safety Stand-Down, Part II

by Thomas P. Turner Last month I described the first presentation made in the National Business Aircraft Association’s 2014 Single-Pilot Safety Stand-down, held in October. That first session focused on single-pilot resource management. Additional sessions, one on loss of control and upset/emergency maneuver training by Paul “BJ” Ransbury of Aviation Performance Solutions, another by Dr. Read More

Twin Proficiency: Checkride Circus Tricks

by Thomas P. Turner A King Air B200 impacted the Flight Safety International building after departure from Wichita, Kansas. The pilot, the sole aircraft occupant, was fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. Three building occupants were fatally injured, two occupants sustained serious injuries, and four occupants sustained minor injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The airplane departed Read More