If you own or fly a Beech King Air or Turbo Commander, then this expo is for you. On October 28th through October 30th 2008 the turboprop Expo will be held in sunny Scottsdale, AZ will offer seminars, networking opportunities, specific airframe seminars and an opportunity for turboprop operators to learn the latest and greatest about their airframes and engines.
Among the topics to be presented are:
- Turboprop Line Maintenance
- Turboprop Hot Section Inspections
- Power by the Hour Programs
- Engine Trend Monitoring
- Controlling Maintenance Costs
- Turboprop TBO Extensions
- Fuel Nozzle and Bleed Air Valve Maintenance
- Managing Your Turboprop Engine Overhaul
- How The Pilot Can Lower Operating Costs
In addition the FAA will offer numerous courses designed to meet IA Continuing Education requirements.
While bizjets still get the greatest amount of attention, turboprops are truly the backbone of many business aviation sectors. Many commuter airlines prefer turboprops for their routes, and many aircraft manufacturers continue to develop and manufacture turboprop aircraft.
For example, the DeHavilland Twin Otter is making a comeback with a backlog of orders for an aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney turboprop engines and filling a unique role in aviation. For a number of years I flew an Aero Commander Turbo Commander and it was a great aircraft which fulfilled our companies mission perfectly.
If you are interested in, own or are looking to purchase a business aircraft for your company, then you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about turboprops. You can learn more at Turboprop Expo.
Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space...
...put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.