Wed, Mar 09, 2011
MORE! It's a phrase much beloved by those us in aviation as we
search for the conditions, modifications or skills that allow us to
derive every erg of performance out of the flying machines we love.
One of the 'Master of More" is a fellow by the name of Darwin
Conrad... a guy who has devoted much of his life to NOT leaving
well enough alone. And hundreds of aircraft owners are thanking
their lucky stars for that fact.
Darwin Conrad is the President and owner of Rocket Engineering
-- he and his company have 25 years of aircraft experience and have
been involved in 29 successful STCs. Rocket Engineering Corporation
is a company comprised of many talented and highly skilled
Employees and contractors include fiberglass specialists,
A&P mechanics, welders, sheet metal fabricators, and a complete
FAA engineering staff with a combined total of more than 100 years
of aviation aftermarket industry experience.
Their current mods for the Piper Malibu/Mirage PA46 series, the
B60 Duke, the B58 Baron and the B36TC Bonanza are some of
aviation's most popular upgrades... in each case converting already
accomplished piston airframes and turning them to the Turbine side
of the flying game.
His previous efforts in upgrading piston Mooneys with larger
powerplants has since been discontinued in favor of the Turbine
programs, but hundreds of Mooney drivers swear by Conrad's work...
for good reason.
The man simply makes good airplanes better.
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