Serving Midwest Aviation Since 1960

Captain Groebner

Celebrates 30 year aviation career

Jim Groebner flies what is surely one of the fastest and certainly

the sexiest civilian aircraft ever built. Lear Jet is the airplane

and Jim is the captain. His current ride is the Lear 45XR. That's

definitely pretty cool.

Bill Lear invented his namesake aircraft, but he sold the type

certificate to Bombardier who still call it a Lear Jet. The original

Model 23 was a little hot rod. The one Groebner flies is

much bigger with nine very spacious passenger seats, a gross

weight of 21,500 pounds and 2000 Nautical Miles for range.

Previous Lear Jets were based on the 23, but the model 45 was

a cle...


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