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February 23, 2015

Blackhawk Names Executive Flight Training as Authorized Pilot Training Center

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February 23, 2015 – Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas has named Executive Flight Training of Beaufort, South Carolina as an authorized pilot training center for all twin-engine aircraft models for which Blackhawk provides higher performance, new PT6A engine upgrades. Executive Flight Training will be able to teach pilots how to get the most from their new PT6A engine upgrades with instruction specifically oriented towards the proper operation of all Blackhawk upgraded aircraft. Instruction will be available for Blackhawk upgraded King Air 90, King Air 200, Piper Cheyenne and Cessna Conquest I aircraft models.

“We currently have over 500 customers operating Blackhawk upgraded aircraft,” said Bob Kromer, Blackhawk’s Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. “The new PT6A engines we provide our customers give them the capability to extract more horsepower at climb and cruise altitudes, resulting in superior single and multi-engine climb performance, higher available cruise speeds and capability to routinely cruise at higher, more fuel-efficient altitudes. We are pleased that Executive Flight Training will be demonstrating techniques to show our customers how to best operate their aircraft to realize these performance increases and improved efficiencies. Add to that the fact Executive’s flight training is “insurance approved” means most of our customers will also be able to fulfill any recurrent or initial training requirements to keep themselves proficient and their passengers safe.”

“We’ve been training King Air, Cheyenne and Conquest I pilots for 2 3 years now,” stated Doug Carmody, Executive Flight Training’s Owner. “We know these airplanes very well and have seen the advantages that new, more capable PT6A engines provided by Blackhawk make available. We’ll now be teaching pilots of these Blackhawk upgraded models how to operate their engines and airplanes to get the most from their upgrades. I know they will be thrilled with the knowledge and resulting performance increases they will enjoy. Plus, we are confident they will be getting some of the best overall instruction possible for increased confidence, proficiency and safety.”

Executive Flight Training

Executive Flight Training, based in Beaufort, South Carolina, offers insurance approved, personalized, one-on-one training in all models of the King Air, Piper Cheyenne and Cessna Conquest. Training is available using an on-site full-motion simulator at the Beaufort, South Carolina location or at a customer’s preferred location.

For further information on Executive Flight Training, contact Doug Carmody. Doug can be reached at (843) 521-9412 or or on Executive Flight Training’s website, at

Blackhawk Modifications, Inc.

Based in Waco, Texas, the Blackhawk Modifications provides new engine installations and STC paperwork for all models of King Air 90 and 200, Cessna Conquest, Piper Cheyenne I, II, IIXL, and Cessna Caravan models 208 and 208B. Blackhawk’s contributions to the upgrade industry continue to be new PT6A engines, components, associated hardware and STC paperwork. To date, the company has completed engine upgrades on more than 500 aircraft over the 15 years it has been in business.

For more information, contact Bob Kromer, Senior VP Sales, Marketing and Customer Support At Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. Bob can be reached at 254-755-6711 or via email


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