Even with all this information, you might see the task of convincing your employer as daunting. So, here are a few suggested steps to help you get started:

  • Emphasize the potential productivity and bottom-line benefits to your company. If the company makes use of business aircraft, highlight the value that those aircraft already provide to the company.
  • Highlight the human resources benefits to your employer. The permitted use of employee aircraft can be an attractive benefit to prospective employees and can also serve to increase the satisfaction and morale of existing employees.
  • If possible, find someone in a position of influence in the company who can serve as a resource for you and who can be a “cheerleader” for an employee pilot program.
  • Show your company not only how safe general aviation is, but also how you are committed to safety as a pilot.

Depending on the size of your company, it may even be possible to invite company personnel to tour your aircraft and provide an opportunity for them to ask questions.

About NBAA

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful.

For more information on this and other operational topics, contact NBAA’s Operations Service Group at (202) 783-9250 or info@nbaa.org.