5 Fastest Single-Pilot Jets

Citation CJ4 Cruise Speed - 442 knots Cessna’s most advanced Citation Jet, the CJ4, is the fastest single-pilot plane in the world, by far, at 442 knots. First delivered in 2010, the CJ4 is powered by two Williams FJ44-4A turbofan engines that produce 3,621 pounds of thrust each. Cessna’s goal with the CJ4 was to [...]

By |2019-09-16T10:56:20-05:00January 9th, 2017|3 Comments

Comparing the Costs of a Citation XLS and King Air 350

Let’s say you own a business with locations in Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Miami. You typically carry a team of about four to seven colleagues with you between cities, and you’re flying 200,000 miles per year. Because they are popular charter aircraft—especially with Wheels Up, we’re going to compare a [...]

By |2019-10-14T10:28:19-05:00December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Need A Great Pilot?

Good Pilots Are Getting Harder Find The U.S. Air Force has 723 fighter jet pilot openings, according to a report issued earlier this year. Air Force Secretary Deborah James indicated in an interview with The Washington Post, that the shortage is already a crisis in need of a pay-boost. With the Air Force cutting readiness [...]

By |2016-12-02T10:50:50-05:00December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Remembering Bob Hoover

Bob Hoover is known by many as the greatest pilot of all time. Among countless other feats, he witnessed Chuck Yeager break the sound barrier for the first time, spent 16 months as a POW during World War II, spent time with Orville Wright and Neil Armstrong, and coached the pilot of a P-51 with [...]

By |2016-11-28T15:19:21-05:00October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

The World’s Fastest Motor Sport: Part 4

1977 - present - Air Race Classic The Air Race Classic took the reins of women’s air racing in 1977, the same year that the AWTAR was discontinued due to rising costs. Each aircraft is assigned a specific handicap, with a goal of having actual ground speed as far over the aircraft’s handicap speed as [...]

By |2016-11-29T13:27:22-05:00August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The World’s Fastest Motor Sport: Part 3

1931-1962 (1998-2011) - Bendix Trophy The Bendix Trophy, sponsored by Vincent Bendix, whose company manufactured aircraft parts, began in 1931 as part of the National Air Races. The race was flown from Burbank, California to Cleveland, Ohio and was established to motivate engineers to build faster, more reliable and more durable aircraft. The Bendix Trophy [...]

By |2016-11-30T11:34:06-05:00July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The World’s Fastest Motor Sport: Part 2

1922 - King’s Cup Race Like most of the early air races, the King’s Cup Race was established to encourage the development of aircraft. The King’s Cup Race is an annual handicapped* cross-country air race run by the Royal Aero Club. The first King’s Cup Race took place in 1922. Founded by King George V, [...]

By |2016-12-02T10:12:33-05:00July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The World’s Fastest Motor Sport: Part 1

Over the next month, we'll be posting blogs about "The World's Fastest Motor Sport." The first of these posts will go into detail about the most popular air races and awards from the 1900s up to 1920, a time during which airplane technology continued to improve exponentially, thanks in no small part to the awards offered by many [...]

By |2016-12-02T11:27:48-05:00July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Navigating “Underwater Obstacles” During the Purchase Process

During the aircraft purchase process, there can be some “underwater obstacles,” as Tom Wachowski put it, comparing these lesser-known obstacles in the purchase process to underwater trees in a lake that can seriously damage a boat. René recently made an appearance on Tom’s “Private Jet Podcast,” covering a number of topics regarding the purchase of [...]

By |2016-04-25T19:00:00-05:00April 25th, 2016|0 Comments