November 19, 2013
No matter how many different aircraft a plane spotter learns to spot, there remains one that you most enjoy pointing out to the airport crowd. That one is the trainer in which you logged your first hour, or soloed, or flew on checkride day. Maybe it was an orange-and-white Cessna 152, or a venerable PA-28-140 (the kind with the overhead crank for a trim wheel), a Cub, an Aeronca Champ, or something sleek and new. Doesn't matter—it's still the most special aircraft in the world. What's yours?
Bombardier has launched the 12-passenger Challenger 650 with an order from launch customer NetJets.
Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.
Nextant, rebuilder of the Beechcraft Hawker 400 and King Air 90, has named Piedmont Aircraft as the eastern dealer for the Nextant 400XTi and the G90XT.
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