Charlie Bravo's Jenner Maher asks veteran pilot Thomas Mahoney about the challenges of flying the digitally-driven Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X, and learns how exceptional OEM support helps operators learn on the fly…
Thomas Mahoney shares his experiences of flying the Dassault Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X ultra-long-range jets, this time explaining what makes these aircraft extraordinary. With each jet being ideally equipped to help flight crews make safe flying decisions, we learn that pilots also need to take care that their conversations are not overheard in the very quiet, comfortable cabin space by the passengers! Thomas Mahoney is an aviation veteran with a depth of industry knowledge, having amassed 43 years of flying experience at the time of filming. Mahoney has overseen government relations and sales at executive level for FlightSafety International, XOJET, and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Having more recently transitioned to the role of pilot, Tom is well-versed in his profession. Interviewed by Jenner Maher, a Business Development Consultant for Charlie Bravo, Jenner graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and has 15 years of experience previously as a consultant in the oil, gas and energy industry.
In this episode of the Insiders' Insights series, professional pilot Thomas Mahoney compares the performance of the Dassault Falcon 7X and Falcon 8X ultra-long-range jets. Piloting the Falcon 7X for charter flights into typical business airports, and the Falcon 8X for private operations to destinations such as Hawaii, Thomas shares his experiences in the cockpit of each, with both trip profiles routinely requiring access to high, hot and heavy destinations and short runways.
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