Newly Available! 1997 Citation X

Newly Available! 1997 Citation X

Loaded Citation X with the Primus Elite Avionics upgrade, winglets, wifi, direct TV, new paint/ interior and delivered with a Cessna Pre-Buy Assurance Program Survey Warranty. Expected completion date is the end of August 2018. See our Inventory page for more information.

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ForeFlight 9.3 Adds Route Options, Step Climbs

As published in AIN September 14, 2017

ForeFlight has released Version 9.3 of its aviation app, which features several additional capabilities. This includes a new preview of route options that allows the user to see all route options for a flight depicted on the interactive map.

The ForeFlight navlog now also supports step-climb flight planning for jets. “The flight-planning engine calculates the highest possible initial altitude, then automatically creates step-climb legs as the aircraft weight decreases,” according to ForeFlight.

Flight planning has also been enhanced with an “add next flight” button that carries forward details such as departure, aircraft information, payload and fuel policy, among others. Flight plans can be exported in ICAO format, saved in ForeFlight Documents or printed, emailed and shared via AirDrop. Users filing flight plans via ForeFlight can now receive push notifications when ATC has issued a revised expected route or when adverse weather might affect the route, the company noted.

ForeFlight has also added a time slider control, which lets the user play back radar and satellite weather layers frame-by-frame. Subscribers to SiriusXM Pilot for ForeFlight and flying with the SiriusXM SXAR1 aviation receiver can now display icing, turbulence and surface analysis layers. The turbulence and icing layers can be viewed at different altitudes using the altitude slider, and small red dots are now used to indicate potential areas of supercooled large-droplet icing.

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D-Day Anniversary 2017

D-Day Anniversary 2017

Today marks 73 years since D-Day, the pivotal World War II operation in which Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. It is known to be the largest seaborne invasion in history, with more than 160,000 soldiers landing on the beach in Normandy to take on the Nazi German fighters.

Up to 12,000 Allies and 9,000 Germans were killed, according to the National World War II Museum. The day is billed as “the beginning of the end of war in Europe.”

Here are a few of their quotes, from GoodReads, about the invasion:

1. “Sixty-five years ago in the thin light of gray dawn, more than 1,000 small craft took to a rough sea on a day that will be forever a day of bravery. On that June morning the young of our nations stepped out on those beaches below and into history. As long as freedom lives their deeds will never die.” — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown

2. “This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever occurred.” — Winston Churchill

3. “This operation is not being planned with any alternatives. This operation is planned as a victory, and that’s the way it’s going to be. We’re going down there, and we’re throwing everything we have into it, and we’re going to make it a success.” — Eisenhower

4. “They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.” — Former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

5. “The 6th June is not a day like others: it is not just the longest day or a day to remember the dead, but a day for the living to keep the promise written with the blood of the fighters, to be loyal to their sacrifice by building a world that is fairer and more human.” — French President Francois Hollande
6. “It was unknowable then, but so much of the progress that would define the 20th century, on both sides of the Atlantic, came down to the battle for a slice of beach only 6 miles long and 2 miles wide.” — Former U.S. President Barack Obama

7. “It is difficult to understand the courage it took to advance through minefields and barbed wire under fire from mortars and machine-guns in order to punch through Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, and yet that is exactly what many Canadians did.” — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

8. “We know that progress is not inevitable. But neither was victory upon these beaches. Now, as then, the inner voice tells us to stand up and move forward. Now, as then, free people must choose.” — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

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