I finished my first week in the Beechjet doing IOE - Initial Operating Experience. Most airlines do this - put newbies with a designated Captain to learn the ropes either for the new aircraft or the company or both (I've been working with my employer for 5 years, so this is aircraft specific for me). We spent almost the entire week flying in the Southwest, which is really nice this time of year.
I am now "flying the line" with a regular line Captain. So far, we've been mostly in the Southeast! Much better to be in Florida when it's still relatively cool.
One big difference between the Citation I just got out of and the Beechjet is speed. The Beechjet has more power than it knows what to do with. We actually have to pull the power back at cruise so we don't exceed Vmo/Mmo (Velocity/Mach maximum operating speed). The Citation had the nickname "Slow-tation!"
These pictures were taken in West Palm Beach, FL, very early in the am before flying all day. My employer does a lot of maintenance at this airport, so there are always a lot of Beechjets to choose from. We flew in an airplane with a maintenance issue and picked up this one that was ready to go!
Talk to you again soon....