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MU-2 Magazine January 2015 Jon Carlson
San Francisco Bay to Reykjavik. Owner/Operator Spotlight—Jon Carlson—published in MU-2 Magazine, January 2015.

Jon Carlson owns and operates a 1979 Solitaire, a short body version of the MU-2. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, a typical trip for Jon is skiing in Truckee, California. However, the MU-2 also affords him the luxury of taking “more adventurous” vacations. Jon recounts taking his family in their MU-2 to Iceland.

MU-2 Magazine Article

MU-2 Magazine October 2014 Roy Kinsey
Roy Kinsey, Flying With WWII Veterans. Owner/Operator Spotlight—Roy Kinsey—published in MU-2 Magazine, October 2014

1,000-Hour MU-2 pilot Roy Kinsey participated in a July 4th celebration that included flying in his 1943 Boeing Stearman in a ceremony honoring World War II veterans. He’s flown many aircraft from Cubs to pressurized Barons. Yet his selection of the MU-2 came by surprise.

On a trip to Alaska, Kinsey had stopped in Ketchikan for fuel and witnessed an MU-2 landing, flown by none other than Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham. While halfway to Anchorage, Graham’s MU-2 passed Kinsey’s Baron, to his surprise. He emphasized, “the Baron is well regarded as a fast airplane,” and now his MU-2 “saves a bunch of time.”

MU-2 Magazine Article

MU-2 Magazine July 2014 Tom Bond
Owner/Operator Spotlight—Tom Bond—published in MU-2 Magazine, July 2014

Tom Bond, a Texas attorney is not unlike “ordinary” pilots. He’s owned many airplanes. Starting with trainers, he proceeded moving up in scale. His MU-2 was his 17th airplane, and when he bought it back, his 19th. Just as in the law profession, there’s a process to arriving at a comfortable solution. It entails discovery and analysis. There are goals and, ultimately, the satisfaction of reaching them. Choosing the perfect airplane is much the same and that’s what makes Tom so pleased with his MU-2.