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Many resources are available to Phenom Jet Association members including annual conventions, product and service discounts, a professionally-produced newsletter, and a dedicated website. Two membership classes are available:
- Active: Own a Phenom aircraft, have one on order, or hold a Phenom type-rating.
- Affiliate: Provide aviation-related services.
Annual membership fees are US $250 for Active members and US $500 for Affiliates.
Click here to join.
PJA AND EMBRAER TEAM UP FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Phenom Jet Association is teaming up with Embraer Executive Jets to present a joint PHENOMENAL/Embraer Executive Operators Conference for 2015.
The conference will take place Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida. This year's event begins with Erik Eliel's Airborne Weather Radar course or, optionally, a round of golf at the Ritz-Carlton's Tiburón.
The heart of the conference week occurs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 5-7, with seminars on flying, owning, maintaining, and upgrading your Phenom 100 or 300. Embraer will conduct its optional Embraer Flight Operations Engineering Course Thursday afternoon and Friday, May 7-8.
The conferences also feature exhibits by Phenom partner companies including authorized service centers, Embraer-CAE Training Services, Garmin, and others dedicated to supporting the worldwide fleet with products and services. Social events include a poolside Welcome Reception Monday evening; the PHENOMENAL reception, dinner, and live auction Tuesday evening; and an Embraer-hosted reception and dinner Wednesday evening.
If you are a Phenom 100 or 300 owner, operator, type-rated pilot, or an individual or company offering products and services to the Phenom community, click here for more information and to register for the conferences and reserve your accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.
ARE YOU A PHENOM AMBASSADOR?
Embraer Executive Jets (EEJ) is looking for a few good Phenom ambassadors. EEJ is planning to invite a select list of owners and operators of a variety of piston and turbo-prop aircraft to a pre-Sun 'n Fun fly-in at its Melbourne, Florida, Phenom assembly and delivery center, and they'd like some Phenom owners to attend as well.
The idea is to give invitees an opportunity to mingle with current Phenom operators and ask them about their experience moving to Embraer and the Phenom. We'll have more details for you later, but if you have an interest in being a Phenom ambassador at the Melbourne event please contact Mark Twombly at email@example.com.
EYE OF THE MENTOR: THE DREADED VISUAL
Pride yourself on flying a nice, tight ILS—properly configured and on speed, on localizer, and on glide path right down to decision height? Can you say the same thing about your visual approaches?
A visual approach "can feel like trying to whip up a gourmet dinner with the dredges of a mostly empty pantry — not a lot of guidance, and often nothing good to work with," observes Neil Singer, Phenom instructor, mentor pilot, and Phenom Jet Association Pilot Proficiency Advisor.
Neil has a few tricks up his sleeve to make those visual approaches more controlled, procedural, and predictable. He advises to quickly bring the power to idle to slow to approach speed, use the autopilot, and program your avionics with the appropriate instrument approach procedure to use for guidance and backup. Read Neil's take on visual approaches at: http://www.phenom.aero/members/blogs/.
DID YOU KNOW...
Explore the "Resources" section of www.Phenom.aero and at the bottom of the drop-down menu you'll find "Flight Log," a simple, convenient means of logging your aircraft's total time and cycles. Entries may be made manually, or you can select automatic updates based on FlightAware.com data. (Note that if you have blocked tracking of your aircraft, automatic updating will not be available.)
Flight Log can maintain logs for multiple aircraft. And, you can chose to have the log or logs emailed to yourself and made available to others, such as maintenance or Embraer EEC personnel, so they can enter your aircraft's total time and cycles into their records as needed. If it is private only you, as a current member of the Phenom Jet Association, have access to your log.
Take a moment and check out Flight Log.
PHENOM BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNDERGOES CHANGE
Phenom Jet Association director Olivier Demacon, who lives in France, has resigned from the board following a change in employment. "Olivier has been an active and enthusiastic director," noted board President Keith Christensen. "He did a great job promoting the association in Europe and recruiting new international members. We are sorry to see him leave."
As reported in a Forum message, late last year founding director and Phenom 300 owner and pilot Stephen Smith resigned from the Phenom Jet Association board after purchasing a different aircraft. The board voted to fill Steve's remaining term with Phenom 300 owner and pilot Jay Obernolte from Big Bear, California.
Jay and Heather Obernolte
The current directors of the association are President Keith Christensen, Hans Barbachano, Louis M. Meiners Jr., Jay Obernolte, and David O'Maley.