TBM 700 Flight to Lake Havasu Video
My first flight in a TBM 700, from Van Nuys, California to Lake Havasu, Arizona. The flight was only 50 minutes but I did learn a lot about this airplane, its flying characteristics and capabilities. I was onboard with the owner who flew the airplane while I monitored systems and started to learn the flows of flying the TBM 700.
What struck me the most about flying in the TBM was the comfort and stability of the airplane, we encountered some turbulence on the descent into Havasu and the airplane felt really solid through the bumps. The winds were gusty and the TBM doesn’t have trailing link gear, I expected a firm landing but it was very smooth.
All in, I haven’t personally flown a more capable and honest single engine turbine aircraft.