Moving Up to a Jet

What to expect when you trade the propeller for a turbofan.

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The Beech Premier I is among the fastest bizjets approved for single-pilot operation. It has a fairly small swept wing with very effective flaps that reduce landing speeds for good runway performance. Top cruise is Mach .80, equal to 459 knots true airspeed.Paul Bowen
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Beechcraft Premier IAPaul Bowen
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Citation CJ3Cessna
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The Citation CJ3 and other current production members of the CJ family have Collins Pro Line 21 glass cockpits. Learning to handle the integrated avionics systems in jets is an important part of stepping up and earning the type rating.Cessna
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Embraer's Phenom 300 was nearing certification at the end of 2009. Substantially larger, it has greater speed and range than the Phenom 100. A swept wing and winglets, along with more engine thrust, are keys to the performance edge of the 300 over the 100.Embraer