Not long ago I had the opportunity to ride along on a demo flight of �a Phenom 300. �All I can say is “Wow”.
The 300 is the big brother of the very successful 100 series produced by�Brazilian�manufacturer, Embraer. �It’s obviously larger, with seating for up to 9 and a range of 1,800NM. �It maintains the distinctive lines of the Phenom 100 but it’s a different animal altogether (and a different type rating for pilots).
The interior is very comfortable with almost 5ft of headroom. �Did I mention the interior was a collaborative effort between Embraer and BMW Group Designworks? �Smart, crisp, and comfortable to say the least. 76 cubic feet of baggage space means you won’t run short on payload.
The flight deck is dominated by the Garmin Prodigy’s 12″ screens and sports superb visibility. �Controls are intuitive and comfortable. Power is provided by a new P&W 535E dual FADEC engines pushing 3,200 lbs of thrust each.
We boarded the plane and settled into our seats for the :45 demonstration. �Taxi was smooth and quiet. �Takeoff was a short-field demo with brakes held at the end of the runway. � Rotation, positive rate, gear up, and pitch for a quasi-unrestricted climb. �It was all smiles as we were on our backs climbing into the Tennessee overcast at 5400 FPM.
After leveling off around 25,000 feet we had a quick lunch and discussed the plane’s performance capabilities including operating from a 3000′ runway, 450kt speeds and a climb to 35,000ft in 12 minutes.
All too soon, we were back on the ramp and the engines were spooling down.
The Phenom 300…aptly named…�is Phenomenal
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As 2012 comes to an end, there are still many questions facing the aviation industry particularly in regards to our current economic health and policies. �As an aircraft salesman, I see this daily as companies and individuals evaluate their options and opportunities regarding aircraft ownership. �Whether you are looking to purchase or hoping to sell [...]
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