March 2022: New SR22, Meet our new CFII & More!
NEW SR22 @ KPYM
It’s fast, it’s bold, it has that new airplane smell!
We’re talking about our new SR22 at KPYM – N783KA.
This 2021G6 SR22 doesn’t just look pretty, it has everything you need for your next big adventure. With a roaring 310 HP Continental IO-550 engine, you can now cruise at a cool 175 KIAS.
Fitted with the familiar Garmin Perspective+ avionics, this new addition to our fleet has Oxygen, Sirius XM weather and FIKI, so you can fly up and above some of that New England weather while on your way to warm places down south.
Call our office and let us help you start planning your getaway now!
In-Focus: Meet our newest CFII, Collin Kociela!
Collin first took flight in a Cessna 172 in 2017 out of a small airport in his home state of California. After his flight, he told everyone, “That was the coolest thing I have ever done, and I want to do it again.” A short time later, he became an FAA certified commercial pilot and flight instructor, someone who gets to share experiences like these with others.
Collin is a graduate from the University of North Dakota where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Aviation with a specialization in safety. After graduation, Collin served as a CFII, company check pilot, and supervisor of flight for UND.
As a supervisor of flight, he was able to oversee the University’s entire fleet of 100+ airplanes and make decisions as to the operations of the fleet throughout the day. As a CFII and company check pilot, he gained a lot of valuable experiences providing instruction to a variety of students with different backgrounds. Back in 2017, Collin had every intention of being an airline pilot but has since found a new passion for teaching and providing amazing experiences for people who are new to aviation and want to learn all about it.
Welcome to the team Collin!
Pro-Tip of the Month by CFI Ryan Jordan
One simple way we can increase our situational awareness and be more professional in our flying is by making a habit of performing a pre-arrival briefing, very similar to our takeoff briefing. Many of us likely already do a form of this, especially instrument pilots, but even VFR pilots should incorporate this briefing into every flight.
Read More of Ryan’s pro-tip and using the ABBC method for pre-arrival briefing.