From Those Who Know

When in Samoa, Fly with Talofa and Its Commanders
In Texas they say “Howdy!” In Italy, “Ciao.” And when you arrive in Apia, Samoa, you’ll hear “Talofa!” It’s a friendly, welcoming greeting given to visitors to this small, volcanic Read More
A Commander Owner Makes His Way to Cannes
Soon after acquiring his 690A Twin Commander at the beginning of 2016, Patrick Kenney began planning an ambitious trip for any pilot—a trans-Atlantic flight to Europe. He plans to base Read More
Aussies Tour Their Country in a Twin Commander
Australia may be the world’s smallest continent, but it’s the world’s sixth largest country and the largest island country. How best to get around that big island? According to John Read More
Commander Helps Parallel Lives Converge
  Brad Van Liew has led parallel lives—one on the water, one in the air. The split existence started at a young age. He grew up in aviation—his father owned Read More
Desert Air Twin Commanders Tour Namibia
Desert Air is appropriately named. The company is based in Namibia in southwest coastal Africa, a country known for its deserts and grasslands. Those colourful deserts, and the diverse wildlife Read More
Abraham “Abe” Abuchowski
Picking the right airplane requires that you apply objective, dispassionate science to the search. After all, science is all about facts because facts never lie. But here’s the problem: a Read More
Clearwater Air
  The grand spectacle of a large whale breaching the surface of the sea is the stuff of great memories and great photographs, not to mention a riveting television commercial Read More
Jerry Mowbray
Jerry Hammes Mowbray is proud of the fact that he has owned and flown a 1963 680F(P) Commander since 1989 — 24 years. His airplane, one of 47 680Fs built Read More
Mark Dziuban
Try as he might, Mark Dziuban couldn’t help but end up a printer. “Both my grandfathers owned small print shops, and my father was a printer,” he says. “I did Read More
Catherine Martin
It’s late February, a bit northwest of Caribou, Maine, and a lone Commander 1000 JetProp, wearing the livery of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), lopes along at 110 Read More
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