#55 | The Pilot Shortage – Drivers That Keep Good Pilots Around

This episode discusses the pilot shortage problem and helps answer the question,  “How do I keep my pilots(s)?” We’ll hack through the hearsay and discuss five data points that can drive your pilot retention up, or down… so you can decide how to manage pilot retention in your flight operation.

#54 | Privatization of Air Traffic Control, AIRR Act – HR 2997 w/ NBAA’s Dan Hubbard

The AIRR Act – H.R.2997 is a bill designed to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding, which runs out September 30th, 2017. But, it contains language for privatizing air traffic control (ATC) by handing the ATC current system to a non-for-profit corporate entity, empowered with taxing authority and overseen by […]

#53 | Business Aviation Contracts, Negotiations, & Valuations w/ Private Aviation Attorney James Butler of Shaircraft

Your private aviation risk-return factor, including financial, legal, and safety, will be based on contractual agreements between you and your aviation provider including charter, membership, fractional and full ownership. The documents behind your business jet travels will contain familiar language, foreign language, and fine print that defines every detail down […]

Leadership Development

Developing leaders in business ultimately improves the bottom line dollar. Developing leaders in business aviation immediately improves business impact: Less risk More efficiency Clearer communication Stronger business units World class performance Jodie Brown and Summit Solutions create custom courses to take your current and future business aviation leaders to new […]

#52 | Finding & Filling Charter Jet Flights w/ Paul Mulko & OpenPoint.co

Almost every business aviation user has chartered (rented) aircraft to meet their on-demand travel needs. But, until recently, finding available charter aircraft and the associated trip cost was a painful process that took too much time. First we needed to know who provided private aircraft. Then, we had to call […]

#51 | Private Jet Cards

Accessing private aviation to support your business or family travel goals can be accomplished via four main methods:  ownership, charter, club, and private jet card.  Each method meets a market need with the jet card being one of the industry’s latest innovations. But, what is the jet card? And, what […]

#50 | Aircraft Overview – Falcon 2000S vs. Challenger 350

Free Report:  Falcon 2000S vs. Challenger 350 Cost Analysis. When you utilize business aviation, chartering, leasing, or buying into a business aircraft, you’ll need to decide which aircraft matches or exceeds your expectations. Choosing the wrong aircraft means inevitable frustration.  It feels like work managing the asset.  Choosing the right […]

#49 | Aircraft Residual Values & Other Market Intelligence w/ Paul Cardarelli of JetNet

To make smart business aircraft decisions, you’ll need real-time, comprehensive industry intelligence.  Data!  For aircraft principles, partners, and passengers… this data helps you determine how to move your asset on the chess board. In this episode, Paul Cardarelli from JetNet, the world leader in aviation market intelligence since 1988, joins […]

#48 | What Aircraft Costs are Important?

What’s it cost?  This is almost always the first question in business aviation. But, it’s the wrong first question. Instead, first ask “what costs are important?”  This is quality planning discussed in episode 47.  Identifying the important costs (metrics) first means straighter path, less surprises, better quality control later.

#47 | “Quality by Design” in Business Aviation

All industries… small and large, local and global, succeed or struggle based on quality. This is most evident in manufacturing… think Toyota vs. American car manufacturers. But, other sectors center on quality, too… from healthcare to energy to technology to transportation:  the “good vs. great” differentiator is always quality, revealed in […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]