Author: Ron Rapp

Ron is a Gulfstream G550 captain, as well as a CFI-I/CFI-ME specializing in tailwheel, aerobatic, experimental, formation, and glass-panel flying. He's also an aircraft owner, aerobatic competitor (Advanced category), and a National-level judge. Ron frequently writes on aviation topics via his web site and other industry publications. You'll also find him at the theatre, opera, symphony, or perhaps diving in the Sea of Cortez. Other avocations include boxing, hiking, and indulging in fine food and spirits with friends and family. Ron and his family live in beautiful Orange County, California.

The Engine That Could

I’ve always been fond of Rolls-Royce engines. They were the beating heart of our most iconic warbirds, and even today are propelling the finest business jets on Earth. But there’s one particular Rolls product which has outlived all the others… and it’s probably one you’ve never heard of. Read more →


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