King Lear

Bombardier's Learjet 40XR.The name Learket is synonymous with biz jets - a classic design that has been progressively improved since the aircrafts first flight in the early '60's. One of the latest derivations is the Lear 40XR — an example of which visited New Zealand's shores in early December 2005 — and Auckland-based 737-300 captain Graeme Mollison found out what makes this enduring type tick.

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