Mar 14 (Wed) 7:00pm PT6 Turboprop Aircraft Engine

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

It’s the remarkable story of a remarkable engine. With more than 51,000 engines delivered to power some 130 different applications, the PT6 engine can tell quite a story of creativity and transformation. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6, produced by Pratt & Whitney Canada, is a turboprop aircraft engine. Its development began in 1958, it was first run in February 1960, first flew on 30 May 1961, entered service in 1964 and has been continuously updated since.  Experience gained from the PT6A has helped spawn many of the engine families that have made P&WC a world leader in the gas turbine engine.

In this seminar, Capt Ben Taber will discuss the PT6 engine and how its design and performance have contributed to safety and reliability in many aircraft as well as how aircraft engines interact with other systems to insure redundancy and safety for every flight.

Capt. Bennett Taber is a check airman and training captain with over 20 years and 15,000 hours of air charter experience throughout the western United States. His first 500 hours of flying were conducted in Alaska. Mr. Taber manages flight operations and charter sales for Dreamline Aviation in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a Dreamline Training Captain in Beech King Air aircraft.

 

This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or info@sancarlosflight.com.

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