Ryan Lawson, a fellow Ohio University alumni, and currently flying an MD-11, domestically and internationally for UPS, chatted with Rene Banglesdorf about his experiences as a military contractor flying the King Air 90 in Afghanistan.
Joseph Zerilli is currently a captain on the Learjet 35A and Learjet 55 for a Teterboro based air carrier. In this episode, Joe details his experience specifically with the Learjet 55. Hear more about this plane's performance as well as some of its challenges.
The Citation Mustang is a solid, powerful aircraft that's easy to fly with a very reliable platform. It's a comfortable ride with plenty of legroom for the passengers. It's strength is its power and its ability to fly above weather. And, its weakness is probably its useful load and fuel efficiency at its [...]
Andrew "Andy" Allen is a retired American astronaut. A former Marine aviator and lieutenant colonel, he worked as a test pilot before joining NASA in 1987. He flew three Space Shuttle missions before retiring in 1997. Hear Andy's fascinating stories about his experience as an astronaut and his comparison of the Space Shuttle [...]
The G-IV is a high performing plane with more power than you'll ever need. It has unbelievable amounts of climbability, with high lift capability, averaging 4000-6000 ft/min. It has a cruise climb of anywhere from 500-2000 ft/min and a 45000 ft ceiling. Hear more about it in this interview with Jordan LaMotte. [...]
The Phenom 100 is a "6 mile per minute", 4-passenger light jet which is ideal for the single pilot private owner. It's easy to fly, extremely reliable and has excellent luggage capacity. The Phenom 300, on the other hand, is a 7-9 passenger light jet that has the performance of a 757 and [...]
The Hawker 800 sets itself apart with its cabin size and overall performance. Most passengers find the wide & tall cabin very roomy and comfortable, making it an ideal choice for the charter market. It's a powerhouse on the ground with great runway performance in amicable weather. The Caravan, on the other hand, [...]
The C208 is a versatile plane with a lot a functionality and space. It's built like a tank and meant to take the abuse of harsh conditions. The C208 can carry a lot of gas and has a long range. It's easy to fly and remarkably stable. It's a very well designed airplane [...]
The Challenger 300 is a clean sheet design super mid-sized aircraft with lots of leg room and range. Pilots love its simplicity and performance--and charter operators find it easy to sell. It's comparable in direct operating costs to the Gulfstream 200, but it does cost more to acquire. Hear more in this interview [...]
René Banglesdorf compares two jets in this Insiders' Guide Aircraft Comparison: the Cessna Citation Excel and the Hawker 800XP. Find out how they compare in terms of performance, cost, passenger experience and much more.