Tag: Paul Koch

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Jet-A Fuel Programs & Discounts

One of the advantages of flying a Diamond aircraft powered by a compression ignition engine (Austro or Continental) is the opportunity to participate in Jet-A fuel programs. While these programs are typically intended to serve turbine-powered aircraft, diesel Diamond aircraft are also eligible to participate.

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Diamond Social Media References

Diamond Aircraft has quite a broad presence on various social media systems. In addition to those managed by Diamond, there is a wide range of additional channels, groups, and such.

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Yes, MÄM – Deciphering Diamond’s Technical Documentation

To the uninitiated, Diamond Aircraft’s technical documentation is full of perplexing abbreviations.  Many of these have their basis in the German language used in Austria, where Diamond Aircraft Industries’ predecessor, Hoffmann Flugzeugbau, was founded in 1981.

Consider this article your Rosetta Stone to help you understand Diamond’s technical documentation.

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PIREP: Garmin G1000 NXI PC Trainer v20.81

Summary: Updated solution useful for learning G1000 NXI knobs and buttons for many flight scenarios. Also helpful for trying out different PFD & MFD display options. Helpful to pre-fly SIDs, STARs, and approaches using the GFC700 autopilot.

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Piston Power

I’ve been a satisfied customer of Piston Power, and their first Diamond client.

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DA40NG Orientation Briefing

This is a summary of the key differences that pilots who are transitioning to a Jet-A powered Diesel engine DA40NG should know about.