G1000-Twin-CommanderAll pilots are schooled in the importance of continuously and skillfully practicing see-and-avoid to ensure that your day doesn’t end badly due to a collision with another aircraft, especially in the terminal area. One way to help other pilots be successful at seeing you is to retrofit your Twin Commander with a new High Intensity Discharge Light kit with pulsing technology. And, Twin Commander is running a special limited-time offer of a $600 discount on the price of the kit.

The kit (Custom Kit 182) contains hardware to install the HID pulse light on the nose gear on a variety of Twin Commander models. It can be installed as a retrofit to an existing non-pulsing incandescent light, a factory installation, or as a first-time nose-gear light. The impossible-to-miss high-intensity pulsing light provides excellent conspicuity for your aircraft.

CK182-1 is for 500S, 680W, 681, 685, and 690A/B Twin Commanders without a nose recognition light. CK182-2 is for a 500S, 680W, 681, 685, and 690A/B with CK151 (incandescent light kit) installed. CK182-3 is for the 690C/D and 695/A/B with factory-installed nose landing lights.

The $600 discount goes away May 1, so order yours today. Contact a factory-authorized Twin Commander Service center for more information.


With the next Twin Commander University a year away, it’s time to start thinking about where it should be held. As was the case for the very successful 2015 university in Savannah, Georgia, Twin Commander Aircraft is asking you to help out in the selection process.

The first step is identifying a region in the United States where you would like to see the University “campus” established. Then we’ll propose various venues in the region from which to select. Eventually we’ll narrow the choice to two or three locations from which a final selection will be made.

So let’s get started. From the following list of regions, please select your first and second choice. We’ll report the results in the next newsletter, and ask you for your favorite destinations within that region.

Thanks for participating.


Twin Commander Aircraft has issued a Maintenance Alert calling for inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the elevator bobweight support arms on 690D (Model 900) and 695A and B (Model 1000) Twin Commanders.

The bobweight inspection is to occur at the next 150-hour aircraft inspection and every 150 hours thereafter. The inspection focuses on the area where the bobweight is attached to the support arm. Cracks have been found in that area on an affected aircraft.

The bobweight assembly is located beneath the baggage compartment floor. Its function is to provide consistent elevator control force at all airspeeds.

The procedure detailed in the Maintenance Alert calls for inspection of the support arms at the weight attachment point as well as the hardware associated with the attachment (the 530534-501 arm and the 530546-501 channel attachment to the 530535-1 collars and 530542-1 shaft), for cracks and/or loose fasteners or other damage. If cracks are found, the 530534-501 arm and the 530546-501 channel must be replaced with a new 530534-501 arm and 530546-503 channel. The 530546-503 channel has been lengthened to nest with the 530534-501 arm for the full length, providing better structural arrangement at the weight attachment point.

If loose fasteners or any other damage are found at the collars and shaft attach points, contact Twin Commander Aircraft.

The inspection must be performed even if the arms have been previously replaced, and results of the inspection should be reported to Twin Commander Aircraft.

For more information contact your
Twin Commander-authorized service center


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