#46 | Identify, Recruit, Place Qualified Aviation Professionals w/ George Kythreotis

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Get the right people on the bus, in the right seats.  First “who,” then “what.”  This is classic “Good to Great” thinking for business… and business aviation. With the right people flying, maintaining, and administering your private aviation activities, risk goes down, value goes up.  Think, maximum ROI.

But, how do we search, screen, and secure the right temporary or permanent people-match for our specific business aviation needs and requirements?

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#45 Threat & Error Management in Business Aviation Ops. w/ Shannon Forrest

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Today, we’re discussing threats and errors inside business aviation operations that can eat away safety margin and expose private jet principals and passengers to unnecessary risk. To help us, we’re joined by author, speaker, and aviation safety advocate, Shannon Forest.  He’s here to identify and handle these sometimes silent threats/errors lurking within our business aviation activities.

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#44 | Summer of Safety – 3 Must-Attend Safety Events

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#43 | Summer of Safety – Calibrating Team Capacity

The multitude of unseen duties that keep your business aviation assets operating safely, smoothly, and on budget require peoples' bandwidth. But, as more and more bandwidth is utilized, team capacity is consumed and risk rises. Not good. To help … [Continue reading]

#42 | Summer of Safety – Training & Risk Margins

This episode kids off the “Summer of Safety” series... shows that reveal the return-on-investment through a risk mitigation lens. Think: $1 safety investment for $5 safety equity. We'll translate training costs into the real-life benefit you … [Continue reading]

#41 | Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection Pointers w/ 30 Year Expert Don Sebastian

With business aircraft, the pre-purchase inspection is an important due-diligence tool: revealing risk and uncovering value.  Here, the details, the data, and decades of front-line experience drives smart spending decisions. Our expert today, Don … [Continue reading]

#40 | Buying a Business Jet w/ Rene Banglesdorf from Charlie Bravo Aviation

I grew up waterskiing on a shallow inland lake with smooth water and boats motoring about freely. It looked perfect, and it was… if you knew where NOT to go. See, some parts of the lake were littered with submerged tree stumps. You couldn’t see these … [Continue reading]

#39 | Cost Basics Behind Business Aviation w/ ProJet’s Shye Gilad

Business aviation is a competitive-advantage tool. And like any tool, business aviation requires mental and monetary investments to leverage time so users can maximize productivity and potential (at work and at home). Decoding the  financial … [Continue reading]

#38 | 3 Ways to Access Business Aviation w/ Author & 40 Year Industry Expert John Sheehan

The airplane is the most visible aspect of business aviation. And, accessing the airplane via charter, fractional ownership, or full ownership is where you’ll make the largest financial investments via acquisition and/or operating costs and … [Continue reading]

#37 | The “No Plane No Gain” Campaign w/ NBAA’s Dan Hubbard

Business aviation is a force multiplier… save time, produce more, reach prospects, keep customers, gain marketshare, increase earnings, grow profits; strategically, securely, safely. THIS is business aviation, an industry that annually contributes … [Continue reading]

#36 | Aviation Accident / Disaster Planning & Preparedness w/ Aviem’s Russell Goutierez

  Reality check: bad things can happen to good business aviation flight departments. From single-owner planes to management company aircraft to Fortune-sized corporate jet fleets, accidents and disasters do happen. IF an accident or disaster … [Continue reading]

#35 | Vital Communication Skills For Safer Operations w/ Summit Solution’s Founder Jodie Brown

Communicating clearly reduces operational and safety headwinds in business aviation. So, today we're covering communication skills you can implement right away to manage your aviation assets faster, leaner, and safer no matter what chair you sit in; … [Continue reading]