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Cloud Nine operates a piston twin-engine “all weather” airplane with radar and de-ice equipment. N488SP (“Sugar Pop”) is a 1968 Cessna 310 Colemill Executive 600. Sugar Pop’s speed and efficiency makes it especially well-suited for longer distance trips that we perform. Sugar Pop routinely travels from Houston, TX to Massachusetts in 9 hours, including a fuel stop, and travels at a speed of over 200 MPH.
We would like to thank Mark Ziegenfuss for the donation of N488SP, Sugar Pop. For more information (and the story behind the name), check out our blog.
When other aircraft are sitting in their hangars, our is still flying. To date, we have had zero cancellations and only one delay of greater than a few hours. We keep our plane in top mechanical condition and give our pilots the tools they need to fly missions safely and reliably.
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On January 12, 2013, Cloud Nine retired its 1969 Piper Aztec. This venerable airplane saved the lives of over 1,000 homeless pets and traveled over 130,000 miles in four years we flew it. Although the Aztec was a wonderful plane, this F-350 of the skies no longer fit the evolving needs of Cloud Nine, and was suffering from an aging airframe that was ready to move on from its flying career. The Aztec has retired in southern Texas, where it will be used at an aircraft mechanic school to teach the next generation of aircraft mechanics how to work on airplanes. We hear that the Aztec is enjoying its new career and the warmth of south Texas. Its last flight is on FlightAware at: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N6927Y
We will miss that plane.