When I was in college a buddy of mine was on the swim team. This one Saturday there was an especially important meet, and all of our male swimmers decided that they would glide through the water a lot better if they shaved their legs, reducing the amount of “drag” their legs would create. I don’t remember if we won the meet or not, but I do remember that our team had a lot better looking legs! When it comes to aircraft, aerodynamics can affect both performance and efficiency, so PAINT INNOVATIONS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING is an important consideration for pilots.

“The most recent study we’ve been following,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, shared, “is the one conducted by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on their new fleet members, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. And, the results are pretty enlightening.”

What KLM has discovered is that their new “gleaming” finish, which was created by AkzoNobel, reduced the amount of paint they need by some 15 %. This particular finish also has a surface that is smoother and reduces dirt adhesion, which, of course, over the course of time reduces the drag on a plane and improves efficiency as well.

“Inasmuch as crafts with this finish will be flying more efficiently,” Jason Wolcott, Vice President of TURBINE TRAINING, explained, “KLM estimates that they will be realizing as much as a 20% improvement. And,” he continued, “the craft will fly faster, cleaner, and even more quietly as well.”

When it comes to PAINT INNOVATIONS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING, those at the TURBINE TRAINING CENTER understand the importance of ensuring that they stay on the cutting edge of the airways to ensure that you receive the training necessary to allow you to accomplish your dreams and goals, while being as safe and efficient, as possible, and staying on top of all Aviation Innovations! As one of the leading cessna training centers in the country, TURBINE TRAINING features both Initial and Recurrent Training for Cessna Caravan, Cessna 208 training; King Air 90 Training, King Air 200 Training and King Air 300 Training. If you have any questions about the process for receiving TRAINING, contact TURBINE TRAINING at 1-866-335-1224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Wolcotts and their staff would be happy to assist you in your quest for Initial Training or Recurrent Training regarding Turbine Engines and will give you the opportunity of being on the cutting edge of training by using their simulators.

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