My consulting practice focuses on modified bush aircraft, business aviation turboprops and light jets. The makes and models with which I have the most familiarity are:
- Cessna Skywagon CE-180 and CE-185s
- Cessna Super Skywagon and Stationair CE-206s and CE-207s
- Cessna Caravan CE-208 (all flavors)
- Beechraft King Air 90 series, 100 series as well as the 200, B200 and 350.
- Phenom 100 and 300
I started jetowner.com in 2014 to focus on the needs of current and aspiring turbine aircraft owners based on the lessons learned from my air charter brokerage years, RSVPair (the air charter directory) and The Fractional Forum.
Since launching the blog I’ve run into three key subject areas that are worth writing about, consulting on, and to engage pilots with. I also focus on aspiring pilots as well as aircraft owners, operators and future owners.
Safety: Simply put, human factors is in its infancy. I connect things like racism, physical health, mental health, gender bias and a general “lack of learning” mindset to safety. I don’t have the empirical data yet, but I’d bet my next 185 there’s a great correlation.
Design: We live in an era where aviation is a century old, yet much of our rate of innovation has paused. Many of the factors that drive that interest me. What drives people to keep pushing, even when there is no economic or military need fascinates me even more.
Finance: Since representing aircraft owners in transactions, I never ceased to be amazed how fast and loose industry players can be with a client’s cash. Representing an owner, protecting them from feasibility study through acquisition is something I enjoy doing.
Despite appreciating the power, reliability and smell of turbine engines, I’m still an eager small aircraft person and bush pilot at heart. Here I am freezing while fueling C-GOLF at CSE4 when I lived just west of Montreal.
It is moments like these that led me to moving to California.
After putting gas in the old Cessna 185, I coaxed Eddie Zucca to go from Montreal to New York City at 500 feet AGL the entire way.
This is the face of true low altitude focus: