Pompano Beach, Florida
Daher's finishing touch on the 300th TBM 900-series
Daher delivered its 300th TBM 900-series very fast turboprop aircraft and added a personalized paint scheme as a 'finishing touch' for its owners.
Dr. Ian Blair Fries and his wife Susan have owned three TBM-family aircaft over the past twenty years and have now taken delivery of their fourth - the TBM 940.
The special gold and white exterior design, created by Scheme Designers for the Fries, includes an extra personal touch added at the Daher Aircraft, Inc. subsidiary in Florida, USA: a red carnation in honor of the flower worn daily for 50 years by Dr. Fries in honor of his patients.
“Based on the TBM’s proven design, the upgrades that Daher brings to each new model amply justified our purchases of the four aircraft,” said Dr. Fries. “The TBM fits our transportation profile: I can plan for a 1,000-nautical mile flight under almost any conditions. And it is a pleasure to work with many of the same people for years, which is a credit to Daher. Additionally, I consider the five-year warranty of significant value alone in justifying a new acquisition.”
Dr. Fries is an FAA-certified Senior Aviation Medical Examiner specializing in Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) - trained in evaluating pilots for substance - or alcohol-related conditions or other mental conditions. An HIMS Aviation Medical Examiner can provide sponsorship and monitoring for such conditions when required by the FAA for medical certification purposes.
As an active pilot, Dr. Fries has logged more than 6,000 flight hours and holds an ATP license with a Certified Flight Instructor Instrument rating. He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s (AOPA) Board of Advisors, and serves as aeromedical consultant for the AOPA and the Teamsters Airline Division.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 13th February 2020 | Issue #544