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Ice Vanes: How important are they? (Tom Clements)

Ice Vanes: How important are they? (Tom Clements)

**photo by Raisbeck Engineering**A recent social media post by Kevin Carson at King Air Academy on Tom Clements' view on Ice Vanes.One of the ongoing debates among King Air pilots has to do with the necessity to use the engine anti-ice system as the

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Mysteries of the Ocean: NASA's B200 King Air Completes Major Air-Surface Study

Mysteries of the Ocean: NASA's B200 King Air Completes Major Air-Surface Study

For 28 days in October, NASA's B200 King Air converged with numerous other planes, drones and high-tech craft to study a patch of sea 110 nautical miles off the coast of San Francisco. The armada used cutting edge technology to observe whirlpools, cu

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Hydrogen Propulsion King Air? Dovetail Aviation to Provide Electric Conversions to MintAir

Hydrogen Propulsion King Air? Dovetail Aviation to Provide Electric Conversions to MintAir

An interesting development in battery-electric/hydrogen propulsion aircraft conversion has taken place with the recent partnership formed between Dovetail Electric Aviation and MintAir. MintAir, a South Korean Advanced Mobillity (AAM) service provide

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NBAA-BACE 2022: King Air News, Photos and Videos Wrap-Up

NBAA-BACE 2022: King Air News, Photos and Videos Wrap-Up

NBAA-BACE 2022 is in the books! We were excited about the conference from the onset with the revelation that King Air was the poster child, and it didn't disappoint. For three days (Oct. 18-20), over 25,000 aviation enthusiasts descend

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The Fastest King Air on the Planet?: Blackhawk's 100th XP67A Upgrade Looks to Create a 340+ Knot Monster

The Fastest King Air on the Planet?: Blackhawk's 100th XP67A Upgrade Looks to Create a 340+ Knot Monster

Banner image: A Blackhawk modified 300 (source: Blackhawk)Talking with AIN in a recent interview, Blackhawk Aerospace announced they had performed and delivered the 100th pair of XP67A engines to a King Air. Most impressively, it's only be a little o

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A Vital Service: NOAA King Air 350CER Maps Hurricane Ian Damage

A Vital Service: NOAA King Air 350CER Maps Hurricane Ian Damage

(Banner photo courtesy of LTJG Alejandro J. Amezcua, NOAA/OMAO)In the aftermath of a hurricane like Hurricane Ian, assessment of the damage and mapping is essential. Thankfully, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and th

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Queensland, Australia Police Order Fleet Of Five King Air 360

Queensland, Australia Police Order Fleet Of Five King Air 360

Textron Aviation announced this week it has received a contract by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for five Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop aircraft. The fleet will be based in Cairns, Mount Isa and Brisbane, Australia and deliveries are expect

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Amplified: Avcon Dual 400-AMP Starter STC Extended to King Air B300s

Amplified: Avcon Dual 400-AMP Starter STC Extended to King Air B300s

Avcon Industries announced this month they have received Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of the Avcon Dual 400 Amp Starter Generators on the Textron Aviation King Air Model B300 w

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NBAA-BACE 2022 Takes Place October 18-20, King Air is the Poster Child!

NBAA-BACE 2022 Takes Place October 18-20, King Air is the Poster Child!

On October 18-20th, 2022, the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) returns to the Orange County Convention Center (Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, FL). The convention is one of the largest annual events in aviation with over

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King Air 260 vs King Air 360

King Air 260 vs King Air 360

Is there a bad choice here? I think not... Posted by King Air Nation, September 15, 2022

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King Air Spotting at Invercargill Airport, New Zealand - Community Spotlight

King Air Spotting at Invercargill Airport, New Zealand - Community Spotlight

Today's community spotlight feature was submitted to us by ivc_spotting (Joseph Maynard), a plane spotter who captured the following shots at Invercargill Airport, New Zealand (IATA: IVC, ICAO: NZNV). For those unfamiliar with the term, plane sp

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Australia's Royal Air Force King Air 350 Helps Crack Down on Pacific Illegal Fishing Activities

Australia's Royal Air Force King Air 350 Helps Crack Down on Pacific Illegal Fishing Activities

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has been utilizing one of its KA350 King Air for an increasingly important task: patrolling the South West Pacific on surveillance missions to help stop illegal fishing activity. Multiple Pacific island nati

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