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2015 Twin Commander University Details

Twin Commander UniversityFor more than two decades the Twin Commander University has provided a unique opportunity for members of the worldwide Twin Commander community to gather with their peers for a weekend of education, information and insight about their favorite aircraft. And, as any TCU “graduate will attest, the University also is a heck of a good time!

The twelfth biennial Twin Commander University returns in 2015; this time to the Hilton Savannah DeSoto, located in the heart of the beautiful Savannah, Georgia, historic district April 23-25.

The Twin Commander University is for Twin Commander owners, operators, and pilots, both piston and turboprop, to meet with and learn from pilot training and operational experts, highly experienced Twin Commander Service Centers and other with valuable insight and knowledge of all things Commander

The heart of the University weekend is a series of educational seminars on flying, owning, maintaining, and upgrading your turboprop or piston-powered Twin Commander. Among the highlights: Erik Eliel’s Airborne Weather Radar course, technical briefings on Twin Commander service and upgrade initiatives, and Honeywell Pilot Advisor Helmuth Eggeling’s renowned TPE331 pilot operating tips program.

And then there are the social events including the traditional Club Benders Scramble golf outing; a gala Welcome Reception Thursday evening; on Friday a classic riverboat cruise down the Savannah River to historic Ft. Jackson and dinner; and the casual conversations that can lead to lifelong friendships, just as it was when you were a young college student.
The University also features product and service exhibits by Twin Commander partner companies including authorized service centers, SimCom Training Centers, and others dedicated to supporting the worldwide fleet.

Flight plan to arrive at KSAV and park at Sheltair on the southwest side of the airport where they have promised to treat you right with discounted pricing for fuel and parking.

Be a part of the tradition that is Savannah, Twin Commander Aircraft, and the Twin Commander University. To register for the University and reserve your accommodations at the DeSoto, go here.

Here’s a look at some of the activities and seminar sessions planned for the 2015 University:

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•In Front of Commander Fly to Savannah/Hilton Head International (KSAV) and park at Sheltair.
•Check in at the University hotel, the Savannah Hilton DeSoto, in the heart of the city’s beautiful and historic residential area just a few short blocks from vibrant riverfront shopping and dining. (To reserve your room, click here and enter group code “TCA”.)
•Wednesday evening enjoy dinner at the Pink House or another of Savannah’s many memorable, eclectic restaurants, then take a stroll through the 250-year-old riverfront district.


•Erik Eliel presents his renowned Airborne Weather Radar class or, optionally, compete in the traditional Club Benders Scramble at the highly rated Club at Savannah Harbor’s 18-hole PGA Tour Championship course.
•At 6:00 p.m. gather in the DeSoto’s 15th floor Harborview room for a gala Welcome Reception, a panoramic view of the city, and the congenial company of old friends and new.


•Twin Commander University Conference Breakfast in the exhibit hall, view product and service displays, and talk to representatives from Twin Commander partner companies including authorized service centers, SimCom’s Twin Commander Training Center, and others.
•Erik Eliel on why “It’s Better to be Good Than Lucky.”
•Twin Commander Aircraft engineering staff update on the latest service, modification, and upgrade initiatives from the factory.
•A panel of experienced Twin Commander instructors and pilots discuss why it is vital to “Know Your Airplane, Know Yourself.”
•SimCom Training Center instructors offer their insight on what it takes to be a proficient Twin Commander pilot.
•Veteran Twin Commander instructor and mentor pilot Hugh Davis reveals his best tips and techniques.
•A look at the current aircraft insurance market from NationAir’s Dale Barnard.
•Cockpit familiarization class for your right-seat companion, presented by SimCom.
•Friday evening reception and riverboat cruise down the Savannah River to historic Ft. Jackson, where we disembark for a traditional Southern lowcountry boil dinner. Transportation back to the hotel via trolleys.
•Helmuth Eggeling, Honeywell’s longtime pilot advisor, presents his renowned TPE331 engine operating tips for pilots program.
•Dr. Paul Buza, founder and Medical Director of Southern AeroMedical Institute (SAMI) and author of “Scenario Based Physiology” on the dangers of the slow onset of hypoxia.
•Louis Meiners Jr. of Advocate Aircraft on how to avoid triggering an IRS exam with airplane expenses.
•A panel of factory and service center members answer the question, “What does the future hold for my Twin Commander?”
•Thierry Pouille, founder of Air Journey, on adventure travel opportunities in your Twin Commander

Click here for more information and to register

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Eagle Creek Aviation is a Twin Commander Service Center and Proud Sponsor and Partner of Twin Commander University

Naples Jet Center is a Twin Commander Service Center and Proud Sponsor and Partner of Twin Commander University