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 […]

PJP 025 | The Private Jet Cabin Experience w/ Vince Restivo

When we think of business and corporate aircraft, we imagine luxury, comfort, quality, and tomorrow’s technology, today… all delivered in working order, on time, on or below budget. These images refer specifically to the private jet cabin.  And, when it’s done correctly, passengers have a travel experience that surpasses all […]

PJP 024 | Business Aviation Insurance w/ Stuart Hope

A business aircraft represents one of the largest risk exposures for private aircraft owners and operators. This risk can be mitigated using industry best practices. But, sometimes incidents, accidents, and old fashioned bad luck still show up. When they do, having a bullet proof business aviation insurance strategy in place […]

PJP 023 | Aviation HR (Part 3 of 3): Retaining The Right People w/ VanAllen’s Pete Agur & Don Henderson

In my business aviation career, I’ve personally noticed a link between more risk and having the wrong people involved in an owner’s or operator’s business aviation assets.  Yet, we know from business, academia, and real-world reports… that keeping A-players promotes and produces a higher ROI.  In business aviation that equates […]

PJP 022 | Aviation HR (part 2 of 3): Developing, Motivating, & Managing Your Aviation Talent w/ VanAllen’s Pete Agur & Don Henderson

During my time in business aviation, I’ve personally noticed a link between more risk and an organizational culture that does not value developing, motivating, and managing aviation talent. People development is a key element supporting the business and life success behind principals that own or travel on private aircraft. Yet, […]

PJP 021 | Aviation HR (part 1 of 3): Finding & Hiring Aviation Leaders w/ VanAllen’s Pete Agur & Don Henderson

In my business aviation career, I’ve personally noticed the link between more risk and the wrong people. What’s odd is that the people who can afford business aviation usually achieved such ability because they were experts at finding the right people to run things (their ventures, businesses, products, services, fortunes). […]

PJP 020 | Collaborative Crews Protect You

In this episode, we’re talking people. Specifically how well your people in aviation work together (or don’t) to protect you, your interests, and your asset(s). Do they collaborate?  Or, are they divided?  How do you know?  And, what can you do to ensure synergy among your crewmembers? Since your airplane […]

PJP 019 | SurfAir “All-You-Can-Fly” w/ Wade Eyerly

Commuting between Los Angeles to San Francisco can be a real hassle… unless you’re a SurfAir Member! Today, CEO Wade Eyerly joins the show to share how his company SurfAir is helping Californians save time, grow relationships, drive their business’s economic engines, and still be home in time for little […]

PJP 018 | Jet Upset Training Adds Big Value To Your Aviation Ventures

In this episode Randy Brooks from APS Training joins us to talk about an important topic, reducing risk in your private aviation travel in the area of loss-of-control (LOC-I) flight. What is LOC-I flight? Simply put, loss-of-control (LOC-I) flight is the current #1 cause of aviation accidents. It occurs when an airplane […]

PJP 017 | Attitude Matters in Business Aviation

In this episode, you’ll learn why attitude in business aviation matters more than excellent equipment, top technology, and superior systems. And, we’ll cover the 3 attitude aspects responsible for more safety and more savings in your private jet ventures. Attitude Obstacles As important as attitude is in business and business […]

PJP 016 | Earn Aircraft Revenue Without Traditional Charter w/ Brandon Kearns

If you own or operate a business aircraft, then you’ve likely been approached about placing your private jet on charter. Essentially, charter is renting your entire aircraft to another party. But, the associated additional flight time from charter also adds hours to your airframe, wear and tear to your airplane, […]

Aircraft Cost Calculator (clarifies costs, reduces financial risk)

Avoid unexpected costly surprises with the Aircraft Cost Calculator. This tool will help you predict aircraft costs before a purchase and while operating the asset, thus reducing your financial risk exposure. Aircraft Cost Calculator Listen to an interview here with Chris Doerr, President of Aircraft Cost Calculator LLC.