The Soirees Special Guest this
Regional Distribution Center
Diamond Aircraft Industries
Helping us kick off the Spring Soirees this
week is Michael Farley. Mike is originally from Atlanta, GA and
has been flying for the airlines since he was twenty and has
accumulated some 12,000 to 13,000 hours. Today he flies 767's for
DHL and is a Territory Manager (sales representative) for USAero which
is a Diamond Aircraft Distributor. Mike handles the Arizona and
Southern Nevada territory. USAero handles the territories of
seven states: AZ, NM, CO, UT, NV, CA, and WY. So if
you live in any of these states and are interested in learning more
about Diamond Aircraft give Mike a call and he will hook
you up with the right distributor.
Mike owns two airplanes and both are Diamond Aircraft.
He owns the twin engine DA-40 and it's newer version the twin engine
DA-42. (he has a home in Florida and here in Phoenix) so it's handy to
have a plane in both locations.
Last summer USAero and Diamond Aircraft held a show and
tell out at the Scottsdale Airpark featuring their new D-Jet. The
D-Jet is pictured
below and is certified for single pilot operation. So I
grabbed a friend and we went out and that's when I met Mike. The
D-Jet is a sweet bird with plenty of luxurious room inside.
It's also built out like a Bentley inside. The leather
seating is exquisite!
I also got to check out the DA-42 like
the one Mike owns. It is an amazing airplane too. The
engines are so high tech that they can even burn diesel (diesel is
certified for use in Europe but not yet in the US) and I forget
the mpg but it was very high. It's also a very quiet
airplane. One took off while we were checking the display out and
we barely noticed it.
Even the single engine DA50 is pretty nifty. The
avionics displays in all these aircraft could be right out of Star
Wars but isn't. The fact is Luke Skywalker never had it
this good! Time for a remake and update of the movie I
guess. Diamond Aircraft has set the new standard!