October/November 2022

Byerly Aviation is Built on Twin Commanders

As one of the only privately owned full-service FBOs at a large airport, Byerly Aviation maintains a unique position in the market. And they got there in part by focusing on Twin Commanders. As one of the most experienced Twin Commander Factory Authorized Service Centers, Byerly brings together its long history of selling, servicing, and overhauling every model of Twin Commander to benefit operators and bring value to the fleet. In the latest issue of Flight Levels we sit down with Scott Welch, the pilot turned turn-around specialist who helped inject new life into the business during the economic downturn of the early 2000s. Welch is all-in on Twin Commanders and sees serving the community as integral to the future of the business. The conversation with Welch is just the beginning. In the latest issue you can find stories on new faces in the community, how to pick one speed to increase proficiency, reminders about engine service requirements, a trip to Europe, and much more. Check out the latest issue online.

Stay Up-to-date with Technical Documents

Maintenance management is a fun and challenging part of the owner/operator experience. Keeping proper records is only one side of the equation. Pilots and technicians must also be sure they are complying with the latest guidance from the manufacturer. This can come in the form of flight manual supplements, service manual updates, service letters, and more. Twin Commander Aircraft maintains a list of current service bulletins, service letters, airworthiness directives, and all other required maintenance and service information. Head to TwinCommander.com and click on Technical Resources under the Ownership menu, or scroll all the way down to “Resources” in the footer of the website to see all the technical documents available. To subscribe or order single documents, reach out to your preferred Twin Commander Factory Authorized Service Center. The parts department will be happy to guide you through the process.

‘Spend and Receive’ on Dorsal Fin Custom Kit

Spend a little and get a big discount. While supplies last, get 20 percent off the list price on Custom Kit CK200, a modern dorsal fin replacement. The kit is quick and easy to install and includes a composite laminate dorsal shell with an integrated moisture dispersion system. In 2011, Twin Commander Aircraft issued a Maintenance Alert on the factory dorsal fin of the 690A, 690B, 690C, and 695A models for excessive corrosion. Moisture can become trapped under the original dorsal fin, causing potential problems in that area. Custom Kit CK200 alleviates the issue, and depending on the condition of your current dorsal fin, there’s aesthetic benefits as well. Contact your preferred Twin Commander Factory Authorized Service Center for pricing and to schedule your installation.

Naples Jet Center Weathers Hurricane Ian

“We’re up and in business,” said Bruce Byerly, owner of Naples Jet Center.Despite the massive damage Hurricane Ian inflicted throughout Southwest Florida, and despite several feet of water covering the Naples airport, the Jet Center was able to reopen soon after the storm passed and the water receded. Byerly said only one of 10 of their hangars stayed dry, and lots of ground equipment was damaged. But great foresight on the team’s part meant that all the airplanes were either flown out or moved, and none sustained damage. The team took one day to clean up the facilities, and were promptly back in business serving customers.

Name That Model

Identifying this classic isn’t easy. It’s one of two visually identical piston models. The three intakes on the engine nacelle should help narrow it down.
Can you name that model?