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Bonanza And Baron Pilot Recurrency Training

We are excited to partner for a second year with the Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training program! This clinic gives pilots an opportunity to work side by side with experienced CFIs to increase their knowledge and skill level, using their own aircraft. We specifically LOVE the Non Pilot Companion Clinic that offers some basic flight skills and knowledge for spouses or family members, making them safer and more informed passengers.

The BPT weekend clinics also give participants a chance to swap stories and learn from fellow Beechcraft pilots in a fun, relaxed setting. It’s a perfect blend of continuing education and weekend getaway fun!

To find out more information regarding the BPT follow the link to their website provided below.

Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training (BPT)

The Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training (BPT) offers weekend clinics of model and type specific training. The clinic offers Recurrent training, Biannual flight reviews(BFR), and Instrument Proficiency Checks(IPC) all done with their CFIs, using your own aircraft. You can choose from one of the following clinics:

The Type Specific Clinic discusses emergency procedures, aircraft systems, and the latest technologies and devices used today.

The Recurrent Clinic takes a look at fresh material and reviews the practical application of forced landings, icing, and engine management.

The Non Pilot Companion Clinic is designed specifically for non-pilot companions, including spouses, other family members or friends. It provides a greater understanding of the details encountered on every flight helping to increase the comfort level and increase the enjoyment of the flight.

According to their website, “When you participate in a weekend clinic, you’ll come away with much more than exceptional flight training. For 2 ½ days, you are with fellow aviators who share their experiences, their perspectives and their insights. The camaraderie of learning and socializing with other Beechcraft owners during the weekend is invaluable. In addition, attending a weekend clinic each year can have a positive impact on your insurance rates.”

To learn more about the program or to sign up for an upcoming clinic, visit their website at:

Bonanza & Baron Pilot Training Program

Another option Beechcraft owners have for recurrent training or just elective continuing education is the Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP). Not to be confused with the BPT weekend program, the BPPP is primarily based online with an option to fly after course completion with an ABS designated flight instructor.

This online course is offered free of charge to all American Bonanza Society members. In addition to increasing your skills and knowledge, completing the course may also earn you a significant insurance discount.

Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP)

The BPPP offers two course options, The Beechcraft Systems, Procedures and Techniques Course (“BPPP Initial”), and the The Beechcraft Pilot Skills Enhancement Course (“BPPP Recurrent”). Both courses are designed to help you better understand your aircraft by studying the systems, learning emergency procedure techniques and discussing critical decision.

The Beechcraft Systems, Procedures and Techniques Course (“BPPP Initial”) goes through your aircraft’s system, discusses how to better use them in normal, abnormal, and emergency situations.

The Beechcraft Pilot Skills Enhancement Course (“BPPP Recurrent”) teaches advanced techniques for emergency procedures, stalls and angel of attack, and reviews special use airspace.

According to the website, “BPPP instruction consists of online learning done at your own pace, followed by approximately four hours of flight instruction in your Beechcraft conducted by an expert, BPPP-standardized flight instructor, you schedule at your convenience near your home or desired training location.”

More information about the BPPP programs can be found on their website at:

Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program

 

A36 Bonanza D’Shannon Exhaust Install

If you’ve been around Beechcraft airplanes for any length of times you’ve probably heard of D’Shannon Aviation. Double M Aviation recently had the opportunity to install one of their Genesis Free Flow Exhaust systems on a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. There was a rather long lead time on the exhaust since the owner had ordered them before production had even started, but once we received the call that parts were on their way, they arrived within the week.

Next step…bring the airplane in for an upgrade!

The install went smoothly. Instructions were clear and direct, and install was clean and straight forward. Surprisingly, even the paperwork portion of the install was relatively effortless. In my experience there’s no such thing as an easy field approval, but D’Shannon pulled it off. They took care of the providing me with all the documentation, including the signed 8110-3 we needed to approve the install.

With exhaust installed and the airplane paperwork legal, it was time for the true test of the exhaust system. D’Shannon lists the features of their exhaust system as:

  • Equal length primary header tubes and proprietary merge collectors.
  • Smooth radius bends.
  • Elimination of welding and weld points to allow more efficient evacuation flow of exhaust gases, yielding more horsepower.
  • Largest diameter tubes feasible.
  • Collectors and tailpipes designed to scavenge exhaust pressure.
  • Material chosen for maximum durability and ease of installation.
  • Exterior ceramic coating to protect engine and compartment from additional heat transfer, causing the heat to accelerate through the pipes.

It was time to see if their fancy new design actually made any difference. The result? The owner loved it! He felt the time and money were certainly worth the investment into his aircraft.

Interested in upgrading your Bonanza or Baron? Or just looking to do routine maintenance and inspections? Double M Aviation always welcomes to opportunity to provide an estimate and discuss how we can provide quality aircraft maintenance with as little down time as possible. With the added bonus of being an ABS Repair Station, you can be confident that your aircraft will be serviced to the highest standards of care and maintenance.