Joe Casey

Flaps: Myths, Facts and What You Should Know About This Lift-Producing Device


I find lots of confusion in the PA46 world concerning flaps. When should they be deployed? When should they not be deployed? Are there rules that must be followed concerning the flaps? It’s a broad discussion, and there is rarely a one-size-fits-all answer to the use of flaps. There are lots of variables in the decision-making process, and good judgment is expected and assumed by the pilot. Runway length, crosswind component, type of PA46, airframe icing,…… Read More…

Operating Practices


Why OPs, rather than standardized operating procedures, are what PA46 community needs. There’s been lots of talk in the last few years in the PA46 world about “Standardized Operating Procedures” (SOPs). Many who know me know that I’m not a fan of “standardized operating procedures” in a PA46, at least not as that phrase is presently interpreted in the aviation community. Now, before you stop reading and place me on the shelf as “one of those…… Read More…

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