Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, has named Executive Flight Training of Beaufort, South Carolina, as an authorized pilot training center for all twin-engine aircraft models for which Blackhawk provides PT6A engine upgrades.
Executive Flight Training will be able to teach pilots how to get the most from their new PT6A engine upgrades with instruction specifically oriented towards the proper operation of all Blackhawk upgraded aircraft, according to Blackhawk officials.
Instruction will be available for Blackhawk upgraded King Air 90, King Air 200, Piper Cheyenne and Cessna Conquest I aircraft models.
“We currently have over 500 customers operating Blackhawk upgraded aircraft,” said Bob Kromer, Blackhawk’s Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. “The new PT6A engines we provide our customers give them the capability to extract more horsepower at climb and cruise altitudes, resulting in superior single and multi-engine climb performance, higher available cruise speeds and capability to routinely cruise at higher, more fuel-efficient altitudes.”
He noted that Executive Flight Training will be demonstrating techniques to show “customers how to best operate their aircraft to realize these performance increases and improved efficiencies,” he noted.
“We’ve been training King Air, Cheyenne and Conquest I pilots for 23 years now,” stated Doug Carmody, Executive Flight Training’s Owner. “We know these airplanes very well and have seen the advantages that new, more capable PT6A engines provided by Blackhawk make available. We’ll now be teaching pilots of these Blackhawk upgraded models how to operate their engines and airplanes to get the most from their upgrades.”