In September 1965, Britten Norman's utility twin "Islander" had flown over 60 hours in extensive training. The Alti Cruiser, the first pressurized and air conditioned airplane in general aviation, also appeared in the pages of B&CA that month.
The Phenom 300 is a light twin jet private aircraft, manufactured by the Brazilian airplane maker Embraer. It is also the best selling light private jet in the world, with 60 deliveries in 2013 and 73 in 2014.
Twenty-three aircraft flew to St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Ill., to appear on the static display at the NBAA Regional Forum on Sept. 17, 2015. B&CA photographed the 15 jet aircraft on display.
Aviation Week was invited to observe one of the final air-to-air refueling tests in the recently completed program to certify the Italian air force Boeing KC-767 tanker with the U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-35A.