Registration has opened for what organizers say is the largest event for Beechcraft King Air owners and operators in Canada. The 2019 King Air Summit will be held on April 25 in Winnipeg and include education and information sessions on best practices and upgrades to the venerable twin-turboprop. Early bird registration is $35 and $60 after March 10.
On the agenda are sessions on ADS-B and Wi-Fi/connectivity installations, benefits of up-gross operations, affordable "must have" King Air modifications, runway excursion prevention, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 troubleshooting best practices, engine and flight control tips, increasing aircraft interior life, and a look at the future from Textron Aviation/Beechcraft. In addition, it will touch on the pilot and aircraft maintenance technician worker shortage, with a session addressing millennials in the aviation workforce.
The event will also include a static display of King Airs, and awards will be given to owners and operators with the best examples of aircraft in three categories: medevac, executive and high-capacity configuration.