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Andy Wilson, Beloved King Air Industry Figure, Passes Away

Andy Wilson, Beloved King Air Industry Figure, Passes Away

Andy Wilson, a dear friend to many and well renowned with love in the King Air industry, passed away on June 1st. For many years he was a stalwart at different aviation companies including Ice Shield, Stevens Aerospace and Jet East. A great big guy w

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CenTex Aerospace Boosts Maximum Takeoff Weight Limit for King Air 350 and 360 With Halo 350 Conversion

CenTex Aerospace Boosts Maximum Takeoff Weight Limit for King Air 350 and 360 With Halo 350 Conversion

CenTex Aerospace has announced the availability of the Halo 350 increased gross weight conversion for the Beechcraft King Air 350 and King Air 360. The conversion increases the maximum takeoff weight limit from 15,000 to 15,950 pounds."The conversion

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King Air Gathering 2023 Wrap Up - Great Times in St. Augustine, Florida

King Air Gathering 2023 Wrap Up - Great Times in St. Augustine, Florida

King Air Gathering 2023 was one for the books. For three amazing days, April 12-14, close to 300 King Air enthusiasts had a top-tier conference experience at the World Golf Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. Arrivals began on April 11th with atte

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Hot and High Starts - When High Idle is Not Enough (by Tom Clements)

Hot and High Starts - When High Idle is Not Enough (by Tom Clements)

Now that summertime is arriving again, I thought it would be timely to present a simple PT6 starting modification that you should probably be making during some of your upcoming starts. As I have often said, when a Ground Power Unit (GPU) is convenie

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Keeping it Chill: King Air Ground Cooling for Beechcraft King Air 200/300 Series

Keeping it Chill: King Air Ground Cooling for Beechcraft King Air 200/300 Series

At King Air Gathering 2023, Textron Aviation brought a display unit of the company's King Air Ground Cooling for Beechcraft King Air 200/300 series. Originally made available in 2021, the tech is an excellent solution for cooling the aircraft cabin b

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Raisbeck/Hartzell Five Blade Propellers Receive STC Approval for Heavyweight King Air 300, 350 and 360

Raisbeck/Hartzell Five Blade Propellers Receive STC Approval for Heavyweight King Air 300, 350 and 360

Raisbeck Engineering announced this week it has received FAA STC approval for the installation of Raisbeck/Hartzell five blade swept turboprop propellers on heavyweight (16,500 lb.) King Air 300, 350, and 360 series aircraft. The Raisbeck/Hartze

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NASA's Utilizes King Air B200 to Study Snowmelt Levels

NASA's Utilizes King Air B200 to Study Snowmelt Levels

Seasonal snowmelt is an invaluable resource; it provides the water supply to over 1 billion people on earth. NASA has made it a mission to measure snowmelt to better understand how it contributes to our water reserves. A key instrument used to achiev

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Garmin Receives Approval of GFC 600 Autopilot in King Air 200 Series Aircraft

Garmin Receives Approval of GFC 600 Autopilot in King Air 200 Series Aircraft

Garmin has announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC™ 600 autopilot in the King Air 200 series of aircraft. The advanced auto-pilot system accommodates a wide range of aircraft w

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Tom Clements and Zach Cleaver to Teach Flight Seminar for Companions at King Air Gathering 2023

Tom Clements and Zach Cleaver to Teach Flight Seminar for Companions at King Air Gathering 2023

Tom Clements and Zach Cleaver from King Air Academy (Phoenix, AZ) will be providing an informative two hour session for attendee companions at King Air Gathering 2023. The session is designed for the non-pilot and provides the essential tools necessa

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Royal Air Force Shadow Mk2 Fleet to Receive Full-Flight Simulator

Royal Air Force Shadow Mk2 Fleet to Receive Full-Flight Simulator

The UK Royal Air Force personnel currently travel overseas for simulator training, but under a new £11.5M (approx. $12.3 million USD) contract placed by Defence Equipment & Support with Raytheon UK, crews will be able to train on a Full Flight Si

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King Air Gathering 2023 Auction Items - The Master List

King Air Gathering 2023 Auction Items - The Master List

We continue to look forward to the King Air Gathering 2023 live auction, exclusive to KAG attendees, taking place Thursday evening of the conference, April 13th. Numerous high-quality items have been donated by our sponsors to be bid upon. Below

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Chef Amanda Freitag to Provide Cooking and Tasting Experience for King Air Gathering Companions

Chef Amanda Freitag to Provide Cooking and Tasting Experience for King Air Gathering Companions

Textron Aviation is excited to bring in Chef Amanda Freitag for a cooking demonstration and tasting experience for the King Air Gathering Companions! The two hour session will finish with an interactive Q&A with Amanda herself.Born and raised in New

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