Helmuth Eggeling, an acknowledged expert when it comes to operating Honeywell turbine engines, including the TPE331 that powers all models of turboprop Twin Commanders, will be featured at the upcoming Twin Commander University to talk to owners and operators about best practices when flying TPE331-powered Twin Commanders.
A former F-104G fighter pilot for the German air force, Eggeling has been with Honeywell since 1990, serving dual roles as a Pilot Advisor on Honeywell turbine engines, and also as a pilot on Honeywell’s Falcon 20, Boeing 720, and current Boeing 757 engine-test aircraft.
Every two years Eggeling brings his piloting and engine operation experience and knowledge to the Twin Commander University. This year’s university is slated for April 28-30 in Bonita Springs, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.
At his session on Saturday, April 30, Eggeling will focus on several little-understood aspects of direct-drive turboprop engines, including prop shaft decoupling, beta mode verses prop governor, and the power lever flight idle position.
The Twin Commander University is a biennial gathering of Twin Commander owners and operators to discuss hands-on operational, maintenance, and acquisition issues. Twin Commander Aircraft LLC, factory authorized service centers, and Twin Commander partner product and service providers also participate in the university.
The core of the university experience is three days of educational seminars ranging from understanding airborne weather radar system to flying WAAS approaches.
For more information: 919-956-4323, TwinCommander.com