#34 | How To Mitigate Operational Mistakes w/ Dan Dominguez from OpenSafety

The saying goes, “Good judgement comes from experience… and experience comes from bad judgement.” As a business aviation owner or operator, you expect your team to have both good judgement AND experience. Both protect your interests. However, mistake moments will happen. Pilots miss a required check. Maintenance Technicians miss a […]

Aircraft Digital Records Management

Did you know… aircraft maintenance logbooks can represent 30% of your business jet’s value? $10MM Aircraft (Citation, Learjet, Phenom) = $3MM in records value $30MM Aircraft (Challenger 350, 650, , Falcon 2000, G280) = $9MM in records value $60MM Aircraft (Global Express, Falcon 7X, 8X, G650, ) = $18MM in records […]

#33 | Protecting Aircraft Value With Well Managed Maintenance Logbooks w/ Jerry Buccola, MBA

Aircraft maintenance logbooks document all activity related to work performed on your jet. From calibrating components to removing and replacing parts, aircraft maintenance logbooks can reveal either proper or poor aircraft management practices. When logbooks are managed right, your jet’s value is maintained (you keep more money). When done wrong, […]

#32 | Change

In life, business, and business aviation, change is the one constant. In this episode you’ll learn how change affects safety and spend in business aviation, all based on the famous text, “Who Moved My Cheese.” This book is a must-supply, must-review tool for your team. Here’s why: Old beliefs do […]

#31 | The Safety Management System (SMS) in Business Aviation w/ Dr. B.J. Goodheart

What if their were a tool that could identify and manage risks and inefficiencies in your business aviation ventures? We’re talking about the SMS, or Safety Management System.  And, here to help us better understand the benefits of an SMS is Dr. BJ Goodheart. SMS Expertise Dr. Goodheart brings 20 years […]

PJP 030 | Applying Business Aircraft Depreciation w/ Ryan DeMoor (Part 2 of 2)

Owners and operators of business aviation expect the financials of their private aircraft to be aligned with IRS, FAA, and possibly SEC rules.  But, for directors and chief pilots… meeting this expectation is easier said than done. To help us today, Ryan DeMoor joins the show to continue sharing his […]

NBAA Insider Publication (monthly industry publication)

The NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) is the industry’s leading organization dedicated to supporting all aspects of business aviation. One way NBAA serves the professional aviation community is through their Business Aviation Insider publication.  It’s content covers key issues that affect owner and/or operating business aircraft.  Consider it essential reading for more […]

Flight Safety Foundation (safety organization)

This non-profit group provides useful safety guidance and resources for business aviation. The group’s unbiased position helps bridge cultural and political boundaries in the interest of common safety goals. The result? Safer business aviation operations! Join The Flight Safety Foundation today!

PJP 029 |Business Aircraft Depreciation w/ Ryan DeMoor (Part 1 of 2)

After a break for vacation and initial training, we’re back with new episodes on reducing risk and increasing value in business aviation. Improving The Numbers What if we could improve the financials of owning and operating business aircraft simply by accounting for the asset in a more strategic manner… with […]

PJP 028 | Cut Business Aviation Costs By Communicating Better

Clear communication in business aviation can lower costs and add extra value for an owner or operator. From safety and service to schedules, staffing, and organization setup, better communication leads to better results for everyone. Unfortunately, not everyone communicates effectively. We’ve all experienced it… poor communication leading to poor performance. […]

PJP 027 | Culture, The Secret Sauce to Safety in Business, Corporate, & Private Aviation

The right culture is the key to safety, service, and continuous success for an aviation unit. But, creating the right culture isn’t easy. It takes some training, plenty of time, and tons of trust between team members. The results can be amazing: improved attitudes, clearer communication, efficient collaboration, along with […]

PJP 026 | Meticulous Aircraft Appearance Care w/ Jim Mathiasch of Jet Clean 360

In this episode, we’re on site in sunny Scottsdale, AZ to cover a common question: “How important is aircraft appearance to private jet owners and operators?” Jim Mathiasch of Jet Clean 360 talks today about how vital aircraft appearance is to protecting value (the dollars invested) and providing a more […]