Phenomenal / EEOC Joint Conference Update
We're just days away from a very special event -- the Phenom Jet Association's 2014 annual PHENOMENAL conference, and the Embraer Executive Jets 2014 Executive Operators Conference. These two annual Phenom 100/300 owner/operator conferences will take place back-to-back from September 3rd through the 6th at The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Resort.
This will be a unique opportunity to meet, hear from, and converse with Phenom instructors, mentor pilots, marketers, service center and supplier representatives, and Embraer technical executives, as well as many other Phenom 100 and 300 owners, operators, and pilots. The latest service bulletin updates, Prodigy software upgrades and the Prodigy 3000 retrofit, Phenom piloting tips and techniques, and more will be front and center in the informative seminars and social events.
We're partnering with Embraer for a lake-cruise Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, September 3rd, and then our conference -- PHENOMENAL 2014 -- takes place Thursday and the first half of Friday. Embraer's Executive Operators Conference follows on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. With just one Phenom 100/300 owner/operator event this year, we expect excellent attendance.
Immediately following the two conferences Embraer will conduct its highly regarded Flight Operations Engineering Course (FOEC) at the resort.
Click Here to access the conference agenda.
Click Here to see who has registered for the conferences.
Click Here for additional conference information.
If you have any questions about the PHENOMENAL conference, please email Mark Twombly at executivedirector@Phenom.aero, or call 239-565-9151. For information about the Embraer EEOC and/or FOEC, contact Gloria Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 321-751-5090.
Easy Online Application for PJA's UVair Card
If in the past you attempted to sign up for the Phenom Jet Association UVAir Fuel Card but were dissuaded by the lengthy application, you'll be pleased to know that UVair is now offering a streamlined online paperless application. The new application takes only a few minutes to complete and the e-signature works on both iPad and desktop computers.
In addition to very competitive pricing for fuel purchases at most FBOs, benefits of the Phenom Jet Association UVAir card include:
- No program or card fees for your jet fuel purchases.
- No domestic admin fees on third-party charges; low 9% international admin fees on third-party charges.
If you have any questions regarding specific discounts or the new web application, please feel free to contact Jon M. Baker, Manager of OEM Sales and Channel Programs for Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc, at office: 713-947-5709; cell: 713-305-7799; or email: email@example.com
The Dreaded Visual Approach
What could be easier or more convenient than transitioning from the highly structured, autopilot-flown en route and terminal phases of flight to a hand-flown, do-it-yourself visual approach to the destination field?
Sounds simple enough, especially to a pilot moving up to a Phenom from a propeller-driven aircraft, but in fact visual approaches can be troublesome for a variety of reasons, with energy management at the top of the list.
Neil Singer, the Phenom Jet Association's Pilot Proficiency Advisor, tackles the problems that many new jet pilots have with visual approaches in his latest "Eye of the Mentor" column. Click Here to read Neil's tips on how to set up for a safe, controlled visual in a Phenom.
Behind-the-Scenes Phenom 300 Photo Shoot
Jessica Ambats, the talented air-to-air photographer who has conducted a number of photo shoots for Phenom Jet Association members, has posted a YouTube video showing how she gets those beautiful still and video images -- in this case, of Wayne Gorsek's Phenom 300 photographed over Monument Valley. Dave Coffman flew the formation flight, and among Gorsek's enthralled passengers was Asia lead singer and bassist John Payne.
A Jessica Ambats photo shoot is one of the featured items in the auction that is a highlight of the annual conference. We'll be offering this great prize at the 2014 auction this September in Coeur d'Alene.
Click Here to view Jessica's YouTube video.
Embraer Delivers 500th Phenom
Five-and-a-half years after delivering the first Phenom 100 to Jim and Betsy Frost, and four-and-a-half years after Executive Airshares took delivery of the first Phenom 300, Embraer Executive Jets handed over the 500th Phenom, a 300 that went to Brazilian fractional operator Prime Fraction Club.
Embraer has delivered about 300 Phenom 100s and 200 Phenom 300s to 400 customers in 37 countries. Operators include corporations, government authorities, charter and fractional companies, aviation schools, medevac operators, and owner-pilots. The Phenom fleet has logged more than 370,000 flight hours.
Earlier this year the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the Phenom 300 for steep-approach operation, which allows for descent angles up to 5.5 degrees. The steep-approach feature, which is available on aircraft configured for EASA certification, opens the Phenom 300 to special airports including London City.