November 2, 2017
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Your Captain Speaking Boeing 787 Dreamliner In the late 1990s, the Boeing Company began to research possible replacements for their aging wide-body aircraft, namely the 747 […]
September 24, 2017
F-117 Night Hawk

F-117A Night Hawk

Your Captain Speaking F-117A Night Hawk Nevada, August 1979. A United States Marine Corps Captain sits behind the controls of a ground-to-air Hawk missile system utilizing […]
September 12, 2017
Scott Neifert M1 Chief Pilot

Getting To Know: Scott Neifert

Scott Neifert is the Chief Pilot at Merlin One. Scott started his aviation career in 1983 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, FL. Two […]
August 24, 2017
Lieutenant Edward "Butch" O'Hare

Lieutenant Edward “Butch” O’Hare

Your Captain Speaking Lieutenant Edward “Butch” O’Hare February 20, 1942. The USS Lexington, an aircraft penetrates enemy waters north of Ireland. Throughout the day, the Lexington […]
June 1, 2017

Merlin1’s Customer Service Team

Merlin 1 would like to introduce our new customer service team. Cassey Diehl, Kylie Bottensek and Priscilla Pesina are here to take calls, plan trips, deliver quotes, […]
June 1, 2017

Frank Whittle, Inventor of the Turbine Engine

Frank Whittle knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: a pilot.  In 1922 at the age of 15, Frank applied to the […]
June 1, 2017

Pilot experience and professionalism is essential

Safety Merlin1 thanks Brian Kieser, Managing Partner at Fountainhead Investment Partners for his continued support. Benefits “One of the big things for me is that you […]
February 3, 2017

Air Force One

Your Captain Speaking Air Force One Just off of Highway 290 between Johnson City and Fredericksburg lies the Lyndon Baines Johnson Ranch. During his five years […]
January 11, 2017

John Glenn

Your Captain Speaking It’s pretty rare that the most mundane period of a person’s life is his term in the U.S. Senate. And yet, the 24 […]
December 26, 2016

Why the Merlin

Your Captain Speaking The Merlin A question I’m often asked is “Why the Merlin and not the King Air B-200”? It’s a reasonable question and perhaps […]
April 29, 2016

N331J Hail Damage

Last week N331J was hit hard by hail and has extensive damage. The repair scheme involves replacing the upper wing skins, horizontal stabilizer skins, radome, flight […]
April 29, 2016

The Concorde

Your Captain Speaking Concorde The next time you find yourself flying through the Austin Executive Airport, take a moment to stop in the terminal. In the […]
April 29, 2016

Getting to Know: Brian Hough

Getting to Know… Brian Hough Brian Hough runs the maintenance operations of Merlin One and Learjet Leasing. He has been associated with us since July 2013. Previously, he worked for […]
February 5, 2016

Your Captain Speaking – History’s most daring solo flight

“Along with most of my fellow fliers, I believed that aviation had a brilliant future. Now we live, today, in our dreams of yesterday; and, living […]
January 26, 2016

Charles Lindbergh

Your Captain Speaking History’s most daring solo flight “Along with most of my fellow fliers, I believed that aviation had a brilliant future. Now we live, […]
December 2, 2015

Boeing

Your Captain Speaking Boeing 707 On September 14, 1944, Boeing’s brilliant and charismatic leader Philip Johnson died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. Johnson had been with […]
November 1, 2015

Chuck Yeager

Your Captain Speaking: Chuck Yeager “The right stuff” is a colloquial expression that has achieved an almost legendary connotation within aviation. It’s a term that sprung to […]
October 2, 2015

The Wright Brothers

Your Captain Speaking: The Wright Brothers “More than anything else the sensation [of flight] is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every […]
June 12, 2015

Ten-Hour Promotion

TEN MERLIN FLIGHT HOURS FOR $26,000 ALL INCLUSIVE All inclusive, no surprises, no minimum flight segments, no blackout dates, guaranteed availability with 24-hour notice, 12-month access. […]
February 27, 2015

N36LC Joins the Fleet

Is this a nice looking Merlin or what? It’s N36LC, the sixth Merlin to join our fleet. If you haven’t seen it yet, you soon will. […]