• Podcast: Recurrent Checkrides Are a Moment to Level-Up, Not Just Level Off April 15, 2024

    Business aircraft pilots often utilize their annual Part 61.58 recurrent checkride to not only demonstrate their proficiency in required flight maneuvers, but also as an opportunity to train on specific operational scenarios.

  • Podcast: Data Points to Increasing SMS Interest April 8, 2024

    Consultancies estimate that recent operator requests for guidance on developing safety management systems are up by double digits. What SMS elements are they focusing on?

  • Podcast: Responding Safely to Laser Strikes April 1, 2024

    More than 13,300 laser strikes against aircraft were reported in the U.S. in 2023, and while business aircraft aren’t targeted as frequently as airliners, operators must know how to respond safely.

  • Podcast: Encouraging and Empowering Women to Help Advance Business Aviation March 25, 2024

    Women’s History Month offers an opportunity to learn more about the contributions of female aviation pioneers and reflect on ways our industry can encourage future generations of women to enter business aviation.

  • Podcast: Working With HR to Attract and Keep Aviation Professionals March 18, 2024

    Attracting and retaining business aviation talent remains one of the industry’s most formidable challenges. Savvy aviation managers work with their human resources staff to address this.

  • Podcast: Business Aviation Advocacy in the First 100 Days of 2024 March 11, 2024

    As the saying goes on Capitol Hill, most work in any congressional session gets done in the first 100 days of a new year. NBAA has been using this time to focus on numerous legislative and regulatory matters that impact business aviation, including by utilizing the CLIMBING. FAST. campaign to underscore the industry’s leadership on sustainability and push toward net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • Podcast: Next-Level Leadership With Kevin LaRosa II March 4, 2024

    One of the featured sessions at the record-setting 2024 NBAA Leadership Conference was a live podcast with aerial coordinator and stunt pilot Kevin LaRosa II, whose work helped create several gravity-defying moments in the blockbuster movie “Top Gun: Maverick.” In this podcast, LaRosa shares his perspectives on the concept of “Next-Level Leadership” and balancing the “need for speed” with a steadfast commitment to safety.

  • NBAA Flight Plan Extra: Maintaining Business Aviation Access to Dublin Airport February 28, 2024

    NBAA is working diligently with the Irish Business and General Aviation Association and other stakeholders to preserve access to Dublin Airport.

  • Podcast: Expanding Opportunities to Join Business Aviation February 26, 2024

    Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.

  • Podcast: Enhancing Privacy for Business Aircraft Operators February 20, 2024

    The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.

  • Podcast: How Data Collection, Monitoring and Sharing Improves Safety February 12, 2024

    Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.

  • NBAA Flight Plan Extra: A Start-of-Year Reminder of Business Aviation’s Value February 7, 2024

    In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation’s societal benefits.

  • Podcast: Should Aeronautical Activity Be Redefined? February 5, 2024

    NBAA, with input from its Emerging Technologies Committee, Access Committee and Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable, recently joined with other industry partners to declare there are good reasons for the FAA not to use the term advanced air mobility in the agency’s proposed revised definition of aeronautical activity.

  • Podcast: Continuing the Quest for Safety Excellence January 29, 2024

    NBAA’s Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of business aviation safety. In this podcast, three of the 2023 Kern Award recipients discuss how they are continuing their efforts to enhance safety, and how you can, too.

  • Podcast: The Role of Aviation Managers in Developing a Just Workplace Culture January 22, 2024

    Recently, NBAA spoke with four business aviation young professionals about how important it has been for them to find jobs with employers with a just and welcoming organizational culture. Today’s podcast discusses why it’s important that aviation managers understand their role in creating a culture that values employees’ perspectives.

  • Podcast: YoPro Perspectives on the Role of Culture in Workforce Recruitment and Retention January 8, 2024

    Business aviation’s young professionals are not only establishing their places in the industry; they are also defining its future, and that includes seeking out company cultures that welcome and encourage new perspectives and solutions.

  • Podcast: Business Aviation’s 2024 Hiring Outlook December 18, 2023

    As competition for qualified personnel from other aviation industry segments looks to remain strong in 2024, employers continue to review and reconsider their approaches to hiring so they can bring new business aviation professionals into their companies.

  • Podcast: The Forecast for Pre-Owned Business Aircraft Sales in 2024 December 11, 2023

    The new year promises to be an interesting one for many reasons. What might the U.S. presidential election – and other factors – portend for the pre-owned business aircraft market? Three experts share their perspectives.

  • Podcast: The Top Flight Plan Episodes of 2023 December 4, 2023

    With the New Year quickly approaching, we look back on the most popular episodes of NBAA’s Flight Plan podcast over the past 12 months, which featured discussions about professionalism and safety, the relationship between sustainability and emerging technologies in business aviation and how NBAA works with the FAA to keep pilots flying safely through areas of convective weather.

  • Podcast: Planning Ahead for the Holiday Travel Season November 27, 2023

    Although business aviation is not a cause of aviation system delays, weather and other factors can pose unexpected travel challenges. If business aviation is in your planning this holiday season, it’s best to prepare for potential delays.

  • Podcast: Regional Groups Guiding Young People Toward Business Aviation Careers November 20, 2023

    Attracting the next generation of business aviation professionals is a top priority throughout the industry, and local and regional groups are often the first point-of-contact for students and young people seeking information about the industry and its potential opportunities.

  • Podcast: 2023 Year-End Tax Planning November 13, 2023

    The end of the year is often a stressful time for business aircraft operators that are grappling with tax issues, particularly if they’ve purchased an airplane hoping to take advantage of higher bonus depreciation rates. Aviation managers shouldn’t wait until the final weeks of the year to develop their tax strategy.

  • Podcast: Mental Wellness and Business Aviation, Part 2 November 6, 2023

    In the second part of our conversation about mental wellness, experts offer advice on what pilots should do when disclosing a condition such as depression or anxiety to their AME and how to ensure their case is addressed in a timely manner.

  • Podcast: Mental Wellness and Business Aviation, Part 1 October 30, 2023

    In the first of a two-part series, experts share their perspectives about where the business aviation community stands on mental wellness matters, and what pilots might expect if they disclose a concern such as anxiety or depression to their aviation medical examiner.

  • Podcast: A Full-Circle Approach to Mitigating Loss of Control in Flight October 23, 2023

    Loss of control in flight (LOC-I) remains a significant safety concern all across aviation. Utilizing upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) training in an aircraft, combined with simulator training and ground instruction, provide a multi-pronged way to minimize LOC-I risk.

  • Podcast: Cold Weather Operating Tips October 9, 2023

    Winter weather is around the corner, and that requires business aircraft operators to prepare now for freezing temperatures, wind, snow and ice. Here are a series of tips on how to get ready for flying this winter.

  • Podcast: Answering More Aircraft LLC Insurability Questions October 2, 2023

    A recent NBAA News Hour webinar answered some common questions regarding insurability of business aircraft held under an LLC. In fact, there were so many questions that they couldn’t all be addressed during that webinar, so we’ve brought back three of the presenters to answer them.

  • Podcast: How to Avoid a Runway Excursion September 25, 2023

    Unstabilized approaches, get-there-itis, flight-plan continuation bias and not fully understanding aircraft runway performance are reasons why runway excursions continue to be one of the most common safety challenges facing Part 91 operators. Training on how to effectively deal with such events can help reduce the threat, but having a backup plan may be most important.

  • Podcast: The Importance of Leadership in a Small Flight Operation September 18, 2023

    Smaller Part 91 operators face the same challenges as their larger counterparts, but they do so with fewer resources. That makes it important for the aviation manager to not only set the right example, but for everyone in the department to lead from their respective positions to create a safe and professional operation.

  • Podcast: Business Aircraft Refurbishing Trends and Tips September 11, 2023

    Aircraft refurbishments continue to be in high demand, with new paint, cabin refreshes and connectivity solutions just a few of the popular upgrades available for business aircraft. Many times, it’s ideal to combine this work with scheduled maintenance or overhauls, so planning ahead and scheduling refurbishment during maintenance downtime is as important as ever.

  • Podcast: NBAA Responds to Proposed Rules on AAM Ops August 28, 2023

    NBAA joined with five industry associations in submitting comments on the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking on the operation of advanced air mobility vehicles in the National Airspace System. While the NPRM represents significant progress toward the start of commercial AAM operations as soon as 2025, industry stakeholders noted a few concerns.

  • Podcast: Promoting Runway Safety and Situational Awareness August 21, 2023

    Runway incursions and wrong surface events continue to challenge the aviation community, as seen in the NTSB’s recently issued final report on a February 2023 incident in Boston in which a business jet departed without clearance and passed in front of an airliner approaching to land on an intersecting runway. Learn how the FAA, NTSB and NBAA are working together to mitigate these issues.

  • Podcast: What’s Next for the Charter and Fractional Markets? August 14, 2023

    Following record-breaking demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the charter and fractional aircraft markets have experienced some turbulence in recent months. While there are signs indicating the segment’s resilience, cost and pricing considerations may be key factors for many operators going forward.

  • Podcast: Growing Professionally as a Scheduler & Dispatcher August 7, 2023

    Working as a scheduler or dispatcher is a significant time commitment. Nevertheless, it’s important for those working in the field to allocate time to further their education and career potential by earning accreditations and certifications.

  • Podcast: Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking July 31, 2023

    Business aviation can play an important role in combating human trafficking operations by being alert to abnormal passenger behavior and following DHS-recommended ways to safely report suspected trafficking.

  • Podcast: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Operations Questions July 24, 2023

    NBAA’s Operations team answers some common questions about operating business aircraft, including how to comply with the FAA’s Pilot Records Database requirements. One of the most frequent concerns stems from the requirement to provide records dating back more than a decade.

  • Podcast: The Value of Professional Development July 17, 2023

    Those who work in business aviation seldom have a lot of free time away from their jobs. Nevertheless, it’s important to make time for opportunities that further professional development, as doing so often brings value far exceeding the time spent.

  • Podcast: What’s the Business Aviation Hiring Outlook at Midyear? July 10, 2023

    The need for qualified workers across business aviation is as strong as ever. While pay remains a top consideration, there still are really good people out there who are looking for compensation and culture, notes Jennifer Pickerel of Aviation Personnel International.

  • Podcast: The Potential Benefits of Reverse Mentorship July 3, 2023

    Mentorship doesn’t always involve an older or more senior coworker assisting someone newer to the company or industry. “Reverse mentoring,” in which junior employees mentor those senior to them, can offer several benefits to business aviation organizations and individual team members.

  • Podcast: The Business Aircraft Market at Mid-Year June 26, 2023

    While mid-year sales trends for business aircraft have largely tracked with expectations set earlier in 2023, multiple factors — ranging from geopolitics and a cooling economy to the industry’s increasing focus on sustainability — could affect aircraft prices and sales activity during the rest of this year.

  • Podcast: What You Need to Know About Flying U.S. Presidential Candidates June 12, 2023

    The 2024 presidential campaign is already underway, and candidates who need on-demand air transportation may present opportunities for business aircraft operators. However, operators need to be aware of the FAA, DOT and Federal Election Commission rules that apply to this type of flying.

  • Podcast: Preparing for the 2023 Hurricane Season June 5, 2023

    June 1 marked the beginning of the 2023 hurricane season. Based on recent weather patterns, business aircraft operators could be in for some interesting months ahead.

  • Podcast: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Business Aviation, Part 2 May 22, 2023

    We conclude our two-part discussion about mental wellness in business aviation with encouraging news: FAA Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup recently announced that the agency will revise its procedures to encourage anyone needing help dealing with mental health challenges to get it.

  • Podcast: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Business Aviation, Part 1 May 15, 2023

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and over the next two weeks NBAA Flight Plan, in cooperation with The Pilots Pandemic podcast, will feature an open and honest discussion about issues related to mental wellness in the business aviation community.

  • Podcast: Growing the Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel May 8, 2023

    Several recent developments – including a new NBAA-supported blender’s tax credit – have bolstered efforts to increase production of SAF to 3 billion gallons annually in the U.S. by 2030.

  • Podcast: NASA’s Supersonic Quest Continues May 1, 2023

    Supersonic travel over the continental U.S. has been banned for more than 50 years. However, NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology test aircraft, which should fly for the first time later this year, aims to change that.

  • Podcast: Navigating Through Convective Weather April 24, 2023

    Proactive planning and use of various weather tools can help operators navigate around convective weather.

  • Podcast: How Cyber-Secure Is Your Flight Operation? April 17, 2023

    With just a few keystrokes, hackers may be able to collect personal data from aircraft passengers or flight operations employees and even damage a company’s IT infrastructure. Guarding against cyberattacks requires participation and vigilance by everyone in your aviation operation, as well as cooperation from vendors and support providers.

  • Podcast: It’s Tax Time – Are You Sure You Don’t Owe FET? April 10, 2023

    Companies and individuals often grapple with the tax complexities involved with operating a business aircraft, with federal excise tax (FET) obligations a common area of uncertainty. Tax experts encourage operators to conduct an FET analysis any time money is moved to pay for aircraft operations.

  • Podcast: SOLS Resource Offers Useful Tools for Small Operators April 3, 2023

    NBAA’s Small Operator Learning Series is a valuable online resource featuring a number of educational modules — including operational safety, securing letters of authorization and more — all geared toward meeting the needs of single pilots and small flight departments.

  • Podcast: Supporting YoPros in Aviation Maintenance March 27, 2023

    Young professionals (YoPros) working in business aviation continue to shape our industry in many exciting ways. The upcoming 2023 NBAA Maintenance Conference will feature a new session dedicated to supporting and encouraging these young professionals as they advance in their careers.

  • Podcast: Have You Done Your PREFLIGHT Today? March 20, 2023

    NBAA’s PREFLIGHT flyer campaign aims to promote professionalism across our industry, with the nine letters in the acronym “PREFLIGHT” each representing an attitude or behavior vital to being a true business aviation professional.

  • Podcast: Leadership, Teamwork and Inspiration March 13, 2023

    During a keynote at the recent NBAA Leadership Conference, Dr. Sian Proctor explained to Ryan Hawk, host of “The Learning Leader” podcast, that anyone can take their life in new, exciting directions.

  • Podcast: Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Aviation March 6, 2023

    Throughout March, NBAA is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting the important contributions women have made to aviation and the many opportunities available to them in the industry today.

  • Podcast: 2023 Regional Issues Preview February 27, 2023

    The start of a new year also means a new round of state legislative sessions across the country. NBAA’s regional directors are active participants in those discussions, underscoring the importance of business aviation to state and local communities and economies.

  • Podcast: Apply Now for NBAA’s 2023 Scholarship Opportunities! February 13, 2023

    Business aviation professionals are encouraged to apply now for this year’s round of NBAA scholarships, which offer close to $100,000 each in monetary and training awards.

  • Podcast: Black History Month and Fostering Inclusion in Business Aviation February 6, 2023

    Among the ways that NBAA is celebrating Black History Month is by highlighting individuals who’ve found their careers in business aviation and who now are working to ensure similar opportunities are available to anyone seeking a place in the industry.

  • Podcast: Will Business Aviation Remain Resilient in 2023? January 30, 2023

    Despite the enormous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, business aviation has once again proved to be nimble and adaptable. What impact might today’s social, economic, environmental and geopolitical issues have on the health of the industry for the remainder of this year?

  • Podcast: A Blue Clear Sky for Business Aviation January 23, 2023

    Many business aircraft operators have questions about their obligations under the numerous international regulations governing aviation carbon emissions. That’s why it’s important for operators to start measuring and managing their emissions and fuel burns.

  • Podcast: Making Professional Development a Priority in 2023 January 17, 2023

    While day-to-day job responsibilities may not leave much time to explore new opportunities to learn and grow professionally, it is important to make time to do so. The new year offers a chance to plan your own professional development.

  • Podcast: Sustainability and Emerging Technologies January 9, 2023

    The rapid development of advanced air mobility and other emerging technologies in business aviation is also driving greater industry focus on sustainability.

  • Podcast: Top NBAA Flight Plan Podcast Episodes of 2022 December 19, 2022

    As the calendar counts down to the end of 2022, we revisit the most-downloaded episodes of NBAA’s Flight Plan podcast this year, which featured discussions about operator privacy in the ADS-B era, how to maintain mental wellness and the risks and symptoms of long COVID for pilots.

  • Podcast: 2023 Used Aircraft Market Outlook December 12, 2022

    The market for pre-owned business aircraft remained red-hot throughout 2022. While it’s hard to predict how economic uncertainties and geopolitical strife may affect aircraft demand, the outlook for 2023 remains positive.

  • Podcast: 2023 Business Aviation Hiring Outlook December 5, 2022

    Business aviation hiring is expected to remain robust in 2023, as the industry continues to experience strong demand for industry professionals. Despite some potential economic uncertainties on the horizon, employers are expected to continue to encounter job candidates whose priorities are not simply higher compensation.

  • Podcast: 3 Different Paths to a Business Aviation Career November 28, 2022

    As workforce concerns continue to be front-and-center in business aviation, three young professionals share how they discovered their career pathways and offer advice and encouragement to others looking to enter and advance in the industry.

  • Podcast: Tips for Flying to Florida This Winter November 21, 2022

    As winter takes hold across most of the country, and those in chillier climes head to sunny Florida, business aircraft flight crews may face additional delays in what is already some of the busiest airspace in the country.

  • Podcast: Flight Data Monitoring Benefits November 14, 2022

    Flight data monitoring (FDM) can help identify potential issues with your aircraft and pilots before they become bigger problems. To be fully effective, however, FDM requires commitment and buy-in from across your flight operation.

  • Podcast: Kern Award Winners Highlight the Importance of Professionalism November 7, 2022

    Two recipients of NBAA’s 2022 Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award share how they strive to demonstrate professionalism and leadership in their roles supporting business aviation safety, including their willingness to learn and share their expertise and experiences with others.

  • Podcast: The Importance of Year-End Tax Planning October 31, 2022

    Upcoming changes for the tax treatment of business aviation operations, including the phaseout of bonus depreciation, along with the end to tax reductions from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, highlight the need for operators to reassess their tax strategies.

  • Podcast: Are You Ready for Winter Operations? October 24, 2022

    Freezing temperatures and snow have already been experienced in some parts of the country, so business aircraft operators must once again implement plans for combatting winter’s effects on their operations.

  • Podcast: Flying to the 2022 FIFA World Cup October 10, 2022

    As many as 3 million people from around the world are expected to head to Doha, Qatar next month for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Many of them will travel aboard business aircraft, so operators need to be mindful of the strict travel procedures throughout the region.

  • Podcast: Getting the Most Out of NBAA-BACE October 3, 2022

    NBAA’s annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is coming to Orlando, FL, Oct. 18-20. To make the most of your time at our industry’s premier event, NBAA’s Maureen Cameron recommends attendees start planning for their show experience today.

  • Podcast: Preventing Runway Excursions by Single Pilot Operators September 26, 2022

    Runway excursions are the most common type of accident involving business aircraft, with single pilot operators particularly susceptible to the risk of going off the runway on landing. In this NBAA Flight Plan episode, several experts discuss steps single pilots can take to minimize the chance of experiencing a runway excursion.

  • Podcast: The Value of Mentorship September 19, 2022

    Industry workforce concerns have underscored the importance of nurturing younger members of the business aviation community, an experience that often greatly benefits both the mentee and their mentor.

  • Podcast: A Team Approach to Tackling Aviation’s Workforce Challenge September 12, 2022

    Aviation stakeholders have taken many approaches to addressing the industry’s workforce challenge. In San Antonio, TX, partners ranging from GA groups to the Department of Defense to community leaders have engaged in an effort to introduce students to new, uplifting career paths.

  • Podcast: CAM Leaders Tackle Business Aviation Workforce Issues August 29, 2022

    Three business aviation professionals who have earned accreditation through NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager program offer their thoughts on one of the industry’s most vexing challenges: how to attract the next generation of aviation professionals to our industry.

  • Podcast: Sustainability and Grassroots Efforts to Promote General Aviation August 22, 2022

    In addition to highlighting general aviation’s economic contributions and the industry’s role in providing critical lift to smaller communities, sustainability has become a key part of grassroots efforts to promote the industry.

  • Podcast: Redefining NBAA Advocacy at the Regional Level August 15, 2022

    Since 1998, NBAA’s regional representatives have provided a vital link between the association and local and regional business aviation stakeholders on matters affecting the industry. Recently, NBAA rebranded their role as regional directors to better reflect how their jobs have evolved.

  • Podcast: Long-Term Weather Implications for Aviation August 8, 2022

    Changing weather patterns are affecting aviation, and among the greatest resulting risks to air safety is clear air turbulence (CAT). A study by scientist Dr. Paul Williams has led him to predict that severe CAT will increase in the future.

  • Podcast: Second Half 2022 Business Aviation Hiring Outlook August 1, 2022

    The outlook for business aviation hiring remains strong, despite a number of challenges weighing on the global economy. However, job seekers must carefully consider multiple factors when making their employment decision.

  • Podcast: How to Form a Regional Business Aviation Group July 25, 2022

    Just as NBAA works to promote business aviation at the national level, regional groups play a vital advocacy role in their state, city or area. Today, four business aviation professionals share their experiences in launching one of the country’s newest regional groups.

  • Podcast: First Steps Toward Environmental Sustainability July 18, 2022

    While many flight operations already have implemented programs to reduce their carbon emissions, the process can seem daunting for those that haven’t yet started. Three members of NBAA’s Environmental Sustainability Subcommittee offer tips on how to work toward sustainability.

  • Podcast: Using GA to Aid Ukraine and Inspire People Worldwide July 11, 2022

    No other industry lifts people quite like aviation. In this episode, we highlight two programs that use general aviation not only to inspire, but to also fulfill critical roles in humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine and in the Mediterranean.

  • Podcast: NBAA Secures PRD Exemptions for Member Flight Operations June 29, 2022

    Part 135 and 91K operators may be eligible for a temporary exemption from certain requirements of the FAA’s Pilot Records Database program, after NBAA raised concerns with the agency that the database’s electronic transmission function isn’t expected to be fully operational until later this year. Listen to learn how to apply for an exemption.

  • Podcast: Used Aircraft Market Outlook for the Remainder of 2022 June 27, 2022

    Sales of pre-owned business aircraft are strong, even in light of global strife and concerns about a looming recession. Is the current market resilient enough to weather potential storms ahead?

  • Podcast: Leading as a Scheduler/Dispatcher June 13, 2022

    NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award recognizes those who’ve shared their expertise in this role. Three recipients of this award explain how schedulers and dispatchers can be leaders within their organizations.

  • NBAA Podcast Exclusive: NASA Leaders Preparing for Supersonic Flight June 6, 2022

    NASA’s X-59 supersonic aircraft will soon demonstrate a host of technologies aimed at reducing the perceived sound level on the ground from an aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound.

  • Podcast: Debunking Maintenance Myths About SAF May 23, 2022

    Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been a growing part of business aviation for more than a decade. However, despite numerous industry efforts to spread understanding, awareness and use of SAF, there remain a few persistent myths about the fuel. In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, three experts debunk these myths.

  • Podcast: Avoiding Wrong Surface Incidents May 16, 2022

    The FAA will soon provide new tools to help pilots understand what the airport view will look like from the flight deck as they approach and where the risks for selecting the wrong surface exist.

  • Podcast: Pilots & Long COVID May 9, 2022

    Even in a post-pandemic reality, COVID-19 continues to present challenges, including “Long COVID,” a condition in which patients experience symptoms after their initial infection is resolved. Pilots should be aware of these symptoms and consult with medical professionals.

  • Podcast: What Does It Take to Be a Top 40 Under 40? May 2, 2022

    NBAA’s annual list of Business Aviation’s Top 40 Under 40 recognizes young professionals who are driving innovation across our industry. Nominations for this year’s Top 40 Under 40 awards are due by June 10.

  • Podcast: Combating Stress When Flying Single Pilot April 25, 2022

    The physiological effects from stress can lead to significant challenges on the flight deck, particularly when operating an aircraft as a single pilot. Proper use of checklists is one way that single pilots can maintain focus on the tasks at hand when they start to feel stressed.

  • Podcast: Summer Storm Prep – 2022 Guidance from NBAA, FAA and National Weather Service April 18, 2022

    Every day, personnel at the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Warrenton, VA work to keep aircraft flying safely across the National Airspace System and far away from the worst of what has already been a very active thunderstorm season.

  • Podcast: Maintaining Operator Privacy in the ADS-B Environment April 11, 2022

    The deployment of ADS-B has created challenges for aircraft operators concerned about their privacy, but the Limited Aircraft Data Displayed (LADD) and Privacy ICAO Address (PIA) programs can help shield aircraft and operator data from prying eyes on the Internet.

  • Podcast: Developing an Effective Crisis Communications Plan April 4, 2022

    A crisis often strikes without warning, so it’s imperative that business aircraft operators have their response procedures, including a thorough and effective crisis communications plan, at the ready.

  • Podcast: YoPros Share Why They Chose a Business Aviation Career March 28, 2022

    Our industry is full of people with unique and often inspirational stories about what first drew them to business aviation. Three young professionals (YoPros) share what attracted them to the industry, and how they hope to inspire its future leaders.

  • Podcast: Women in Business Aviation are Inspiring Future Leaders in Innovative Ways March 21, 2022

    Women’s History Month marks a moment to highlight the new ways today’s leaders are inspiring tomorrow’s professionals.

  • Podcast: Experts Discuss the Ukraine Crisis’ Impact on Business Aviation March 14, 2022

    How has business aviation been affected by the crisis in Ukraine? Experts weight in on the impact to operations and more.

  • Podcast: NBAA’s New PREFLIGHT Campaign Asks – Are You At Your Best When No One Is Looking? March 7, 2022

    Preflighting an aircraft takes place when no one’s looking, and yet, it’s a critical step before flying. NBAA’s new PREFLIGHT initiative offers several steps for you to continually “preflight” yourself in the workplace – so you can be your best professional self – especially if your resources are limited.

  • Podcast: CEO Perspectives – Chipotle’s Former Chief Offers Tips for Leading From Any Seat February 28, 2022

    Trying to sharpen your leadership skills? This conversation between Ryan Hawk, host of “The Learning Leader” podcast, and former Chipotle co-CEO Monty Moran reveals the unexpected peers who just might be your best leadership teachers.

  • Podcast: Two Pilots, One Goal – Promote Aviation Sustainability February 14, 2022

    On Jan. 2, 2022, pilots Robin Wenger and Matt Niederhäuser took off from Zurich, Switzerland on a round-the-world flight in a Diamond DA50 to highlight the various ways the aviation industry is working to minimize its environmental footprint. NBAA is following their journey. Learn how you can support this initiative and help promote sustainability.

  • Podcast: Hot Aircraft Market Underscores Importance of Pre-Purchase Inspections February 7, 2022

    With business aircraft inventory at all-time lows, some buyers may feel pressured to cut corners in transactions. Don’t take shortcuts with your pre-purchase inspection, say two experts – that part of the transaction is critical in ensuring no unpleasant surprises await.

  • Podcast: Business Aviation Market Outlook 2022 January 31, 2022

    The COVID-19 environment in the second half of 2021 led to sharp increases in business aircraft sales and utilization. Will those conditions continue this year? Hear what four leading industry analysts have to say.

  • Podcast: Business Aviation Provides Wings for Special Olympics Athletes January 24, 2022

    As athletes prepare for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, Textron Aviation aims to recruit more than 200 volunteer pilots and business aircraft to fly the athletes to and from the games, free of charge. Past participants say it is a rewarding experience like no other.

  • Podcast: Maintaining Mental Fitness in the COVID Era January 18, 2022

    it’s extremely important for aviation professionals to be open and honest about their mental wellness, especially in the COVID-19 environment, and to remember that there are science-based solutions for aviation professionals to continue their careers after receiving treatment.

  • Podcast: Supporting Employees’ Caregiving Needs January 10, 2022

    Business aviation companies are increasingly recognizing the value of employees who serve as caregivers outside the office. These workers provide many important skills to their employers, including adeptness at problem solving, adapting to unexpected situations and managing crises.

  • Podcast: The Business Aviation Employment Outlook for 2022 January 3, 2022

    The past two years have shown how quickly employment trends can swing from one extreme to the other. How will the business aviation job market respond in 2022 to an environment with several promising trends, but also some uncertainty?

  • Podcast: NBAA Flight Plan’s Top Episodes of 2021 December 27, 2021

    This greatest hits podcast revisits some of the most popular NBAA Flight Plan podcasts of 2021, featuring discussions about a range of topics, from complying with the FAA’s pilot records database regulation to adjusting to new requirements for flying to Canada.

  • Podcast: FAA, Industry Grappling With Response to Coming 5G Rollout – What Should You Know? December 20, 2021

    As the U.S. aviation industry prepares for the imminent rollout of new 5G telecommunications networks, the FAA has issued two ADs restricting certain aircraft operations over concerns about potential interference from 5G on radar altimeters. Listen to what experts believe will be the practical near-term implications for operators.

  • Podcast: GA Groups Secure Year-End Accommodation on FAA Registry December 13, 2021

    Following appeals from NBAA, GAMA and other stakeholders, the FAA Registry will remain open in a limited capacity on Friday, Dec. 31 to help process the final aircraft sales and acquisitions of 2021.

  • Podcast: Journalists’ Year-End Insights – The Biggest Stories and What’s Ahead December 6, 2021

    It’s been a year unlike any before, as the industry in 2021 has continued to rebound from COVID-19, highlighted by surging demand for business aviation.

  • Podcast: Pilot Records Database Update November 29, 2021

    Many flight departments have not yet registered on the FAA’s Pilot Records Database, an online repository for pilot information accessible to hiring companies and the agency. Learn why it’s important for aviators looking to change jobs to register ASAP.

  • Podcast: Planning for Holiday Season Flying November 22, 2021

    If your business travel plans involve flights during the winter holidays, be aware of the anticipated surge in passengers flying this season after last year’s COVID lockdowns. The situation may mean added congestion across the national airspace system, and while business aviation has never been a congestion driver, delays may impact your planning.

  • Podcast: Navigating Supply Chain Challenges November 15, 2021

    global supply chain crisis has hit business aviation just when the industry is experiencing a resurgence in flight activity. How can operators and support providers adapt to mounting shortages of critical parts and materials?

  • Podcast: Kern Award Winners Share Insights on Safety, Professionalism November 8, 2021

    Four of this year’s NBAA Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award winners discuss how demonstrating professionalism, leadership and a drive for continuous improvement every day makes business aviation a safer industry.

  • Podcast: The Many Ways to Support Corporate Angel Network November 1, 2021

    Corporate Angel Network (CAN) continues to provide cancer patients free air transportation to distant hospitals and treatment centers by utilizing business aviation. Discover the various ways you can help support this vital mission.

  • Podcast: Tips for Winter Operations October 25, 2021

    Winter weather has already arrived in some parts of the U.S., and with it comes additional challenges for business aircraft operators and the airports that serve them, especially when runways and ramps become contaminated. Three experts offer some tips on how to cope with winter weather.

  • Podcast: Tips for Avoiding Runway Excursions October 18, 2021

    Runway excursions remain a significant safety concern in business aviation, but proper preparation, along with a new resource from NBAA, can help prevent these mishaps.

  • Podcast: A Conversation With Three Bizav Rising Stars October 11, 2021

    NBAA has announced its 2021 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, a select group of young professionals recognized by their peers for their contributions to our industry. In this episode, three of these dynamic individuals share their personal stories.

  • Podcast: Flying to Canada Update October 4, 2021

    Canada’s borders only recently reopened to U.S. travelers vaccinated against COVID-19, but there already have been some procedural changes that affect business aircraft operators.

  • Podcast: Planning Tech Stops in the COVID Era September 27, 2021

    Business aircraft operators flying overseas continue to face virus-related challenges that can vary greatly from country to country. Learn how detailed contingency planning and continuous monitoring of conditions on the ground can help overcome these hurdles.

  • Podcast: Helping the Industry Move Toward Sustainability September 20, 2021

    NBAA recently formed the Maintenance Committee’s new Sustainability Subcommittee to help aviation managers identify and implement the best ways to reduce their operation’s carbon footprint. Learn how to tap the subcommittee’s expertise and other NBAA resources.

  • Podcast: The Importance of Diversifying Your Network September 13, 2021

    Expanding and diversifying your professional network to include people with different backgrounds and insights can be beneficial.

  • Special Edition Podcast: The FAA Pilot Records Database Goes Live September 1, 2021

    The first compliance date for the FAA’s Pilot Records Database will be Sept. 8, but many business aircraft operators and pilots still have questions about their responsibilities under the program, and who will be able to access their information. Listen to this podcast to get the answers.

  • Podcast: Understanding the Florida Metroplex Airspace Changes August 30, 2021

    Airspace changes implemented across Florida in mid-August brought dozens of new procedures intended to improve safety and efficiency at airports frequently utilized by business aircraft operators. The rollout appears to be flowing smoothly so far.

  • Podcast: Know Your Emergency Cabin Procedures August 23, 2021

    Inflight emergencies are rare, but business aircraft passengers need to know how to open doors, pull out fire extinguishers and respond to a medical emergency.

  • Podcast: Tips for Flying to Canada August 16, 2021

    On Aug. 9, 2021, Canada reopened its border to U.S. citizens vaccinated against COVID-19. However, there are new requirements that business aircraft passengers and crew members must follow before heading north.

  • Podcast: Selling the Budget to Your Aircraft Principal August 9, 2021

    Prior to presenting their budgets, aviation managers need to do their homework and be familiar with all the line items. Equally important, managers need to understand how the aircraft principal processes information and makes decisions.

  • Podcast: Dealing With Parts Supply and Logistics Challenges August 2, 2021

    Business aircraft operators are increasingly having to deal with parts shortages and logistical bottlenecks. Innovative solutions are sometimes required to overcome these challenges.

  • Podcast: Peer-to-Peer Mentoring July 26, 2021

    We often think of mentorship as an older or more experienced person offering their wisdom to someone younger. While that is certainly important, consider also what you can learn from those who are closer to your own age or experience level.

  • Podcast: Discussing Safety With Your Aircraft Principal July 19, 2021

    Managers of small flight operations often work closely with their aircraft principal, which can be helpful when discussing matters affecting operational safety, especially when that means postponing a trip or arranging travel alternatives. Communication and trust are key to that relationship.

  • Podcast: Making a Post-Pandemic Professional Development Plan July 12, 2021

    When the pandemic began to disrupt business aircraft operations in early 2020, many industry professionals used the downtime to pursue educational opportunities and professional development. As the industry emerges from COVID-19, it’s important for professionals to continue to seek knowledge and develop new skills.

  • Podcast: Achieving a Higher Level of Safety June 28, 2021

    The NBAA Safety Committee recently published its 2021-2022 list of the Top Safety Focus Areas for business aviation. This comprehensive look at the factors affecting operational safety is designed to drive safety-enhancing discussions and initiatives within flight departments and owner-flown operations across the industry.

  • Podcast: Recognizing LGBTQ+ Pride Month June 21, 2021

    June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the U.S., a time to recognize the impact of those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or transsexual, queer and other alternative sexual and gender identities. While today’s environment is more accepting than it was in the past, three members of the LGBTQ+ community working in business aviation discuss how they deal with the challenges they occasionally encounter.

  • Podcast: NASA’s Supersonic Program Continues Moving Forward June 14, 2021

    Despite the recent shutdown of supersonic business jet developer Aerion, NASA continues to lay the groundwork for a new generation of quieter supersonic aircraft. A key milestone will be the first flight of the agency’s X-59 QueSST test bed in 2022. Here’s an update on the program.

  • Podcast: Ensuring Food Safety in Flight June 7, 2021

    With Monday, June 7, 2021, being World Food Safety Day, NBAA asked two experts to share the latest information regarding inflight catering best practices for business aviation.

  • Podcast: Turning Wrenches? With AMTs, Think Tech May 24, 2021

    To commemorate National Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day across the U.S. on May 24, four business aviation AMTs retrace their professional paths, discuss how the industry has evolved and provide advice for those who may be considering careers in this dynamic field.

  • Podcast: Vaccination Policies for Business Aviation May 17, 2021

    So far, only a few business aircraft operators have mandated vaccination as a condition of employment. However, others are considering doing so. The question is, can your employer require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

  • Podcast: A Conversation With Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup May 10, 2021

    FAA Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Susan Northrup speaks with NBAA’s Doug Carr about a host of topics, including the agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Podcast: Business Aviation’s Sustainability Focus May 3, 2021

    Companies around the globe are focused on becoming more sustainable. That extends to business aviation flight departments, though it can be difficult to figure out where to begin that process.

  • Podcast: An Updated Forecast for Used Aircraft Sales in 2021 April 26, 2021

    While inventory shortages may temper activity somewhat in the months ahead, all initial indications are pointing toward 2021 being a robust year for activity in aircraft sales transactions.

  • Podcast: YoPros Step Up During National Volunteer Week April 19, 2021

    In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), four of business aviation’s young professionals (YoPros) discuss the importance of volunteering in their communities.

  • Podcast: Speaking With Your Aircraft Principal and Managing Expectations April 12, 2021

    Managing a small flight operation usually also means serving as the main point of contact with your principal or senior management. Effectively communicating the needs of the aviation operation to upper level personnel can be challenging. Four experts offer tips on how to be an effective communicator with upper management.

  • Podcast: Ramping Up International Operations April 5, 2021

    Planning has never been more important for those who are resuming or increasing international flying because the operating environment continues to evolve, due largely to changing, pandemic-mitigation requirements.

  • Podcast: Celebrating Women’s History Month March 29, 2021

    Four distinguished aviation professionals discuss the roles that women have played in our nation’s aviation history and how to bring the next generation of women into the industry.

  • Podcast: Mitigating Intentional GPS Interference March 22, 2021

    GPS is the enabling technology for much of the FAA’s NextGen air traffic management system. However, ongoing GPS interference testing by the U.S. military has caused problems for pilots, and aviation stakeholders are united in seeking ways to reduce the effects of those outages.

  • Podcast: New CAMs Roundtable March 15, 2021

    Three recently-accredited Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs) discuss how they prepared for the exam that measures their broad industry knowledge and what they expect having the credential will mean in terms of achieving their career goals.

  • Podcast: Forming a State General Aviation Caucus March 8, 2021

    Business aviation was a driving force behind the creation of a new Colorado general aviation caucus dedicated to educating state lawmakers about the industry’s importance.

  • Podcast: Schedulers Can Demonstrate Leadership Every Day March 1, 2021

    Three winners of NBAA’s NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award discuss the lessons they have learned as they ascended in their careers and how every scheduler can apply those principles.

  • Podcast: Ensuring a Safe, Secure Future for UAS February 22, 2021

    Business aviation will play a key role in ensuring the safe integration of unmanned aircraft, advanced air mobility vehicles and other emerging technologies into the National Airspace System.

  • Podcast: Ed Bolen on the Year Ahead for Business Aviation February 8, 2021

    Although pandemic-related challenges remain, NBAA’s President and CEO says there are reasons to be optimistic about business aviation’s prospects in 2021.

  • Podcast: Celebrating Black History Month February 1, 2021

    To kick off NBAA’s celebration of Black History Month, three African-American members of the business aviation community share their professional experiences and offer advice for the next generation.

  • Podcast: What the New IRS FET Rule Means for Business Aviation January 25, 2021

    A recently issued IRS final rule clarifies the applicability of federal excise taxes to management companies and aircraft owners and prevents the improper and retroactive application of FET charges.

  • Podcast: YoPro Initiatives in 2021 January 11, 2021

    NBAA’s Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPros) group has redoubled its efforts to stay connected, give back and plan for a brighter post-pandemic future.

  • Podcast: Kern Award Winners Discuss Safety, Professionalism January 4, 2021

    Recipients of the NBAA Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award epitomize professionalism and leadership in ways that support safety. Hear how three members of the Kern Award Class of 2020 apply these principles.

  • Navigating the Gray Area in Evaluating Fitness for Duty December 17, 2018

    Dr. Quay Snyder shares insights on making decisions about the gray area of fitness for duty, especially those involving personal issues.

  • Determining Fitness for Duty December 10, 2018

    In this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast, the science of fitness for duty, including fatigue, mental health and medical concerns and the tools to measure them are discussed and ways to reflect this science and operate safely are explored. Listen now.

  • Changes Are Coming to IS-BAO December 3, 2018

    There are changes coming to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), which are designed to make operations easier and simpler in the years to come. Bennet Walsh, program director of IS-BAO, shares insight on the changes coming in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

  • The NBAA Weather Subcommittee Wants to Hear From You November 26, 2018

    Members of the NBAA Weather Subcommittee wants to hear from stakeholders on their needs for accurate weather information.

  • Safe Integration of Drones Into the NAS is Essential November 19, 2018

    presents opportunities for business aviation and NBAA is working to ensure that such systems are integrated safety into the airspace.

  • How to Avoid or Report Bird-Strikes November 5, 2018

    Bird-strikes are reported more than 14,000 times a year, and experts say that there are even more incidents that go unreported.

  • Podcast: Education, Experience Key for Business Aviation Flight Attendants October 29, 2018

    Flight attendants play an important role in creating a positive passenger experience on business aircraft, which requires a unique skill set.

  • With 15 Months to ADS-B Compliance Deadline, It’s Time to Take Action October 1, 2018

    With the FAA’s Equip 2020 deadline only 15 months away, maintenance shops are finding their schedules quickly filling up as owners/operators make arrangements for ADS-B installations.

  • Assembling the Right Sales Team for Your Aircraft Transaction September 24, 2018

    Business aircraft sales transactions have becoming more complex than ever, often necessitating the creation of a specialized team of not only sales people but also technical and financial advisors to ensure a successful outcome.

  • Innovative Solutions Necessary to Meet ADS-B 2020 Deadline September 11, 2018

    The January 2020 deadline for ADS-B installation and compliance is quickly approaching and time is running out to stay FAA-compliant.

  • How Professionalism Supports the Five Foundations of Safety August 27, 2018

    Business aviation puts an emphasis on safety, and professionalism plays a major role in ensuring safe operations.

  • Spotlight on Fitness for Duty Following CitationJet Incident August 20, 2018

    As authorities continue to investigate the recent CitationJet incident, conversations surrounding fitness for duty are increasing in the industry, and beyond.

  • Podcast: Gain a Competitive Edge Though Certification August 13, 2018

    NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program, which focuses on leadership, human resources, operations and business management, has become an impactful workforce development tool in the business aviation industry over the last 15 years. Listen to this week’s podcast.

  • Tips for Upgrading Your Aircraft Cabin August 6, 2018

    Looking to upgrade the interior of your aircraft? The process can take months of planning before the work even begins, said Jon Haag, CAM, former chair of NBAA’s Maintenance Committee. “Communication is huge and it starts the day that the principal says, ‘You know, I’d like to update the airplane’,” he added. Haag also recommended making sure there’s no “gray areas” in the work order, to minimize mistakes.

  • Considerations for Selecting a Maintenance Vendor July 30, 2018

    With ADS-B and new NextGen mandates quickly approaching, many companies are working with maintenance partners to make sure that they are on track to remain compliant with all regulations moving forward. “The best thing an aircraft owner or operator can do is start planning a year in advance and working a couple of MROs to get proposals going,” said Nathan Winkle, chairman of NBAA’s
    Maintenance Committee. “Our whole business is all about relationships…it’s important to know who the actual technicians that are going to be managing and working on your project. Who they are, what they do, what their work ethic is.” Winkle explains what you should and shouldn’t consider when choosing an MRO in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

  • Aircraft Marketplace Now ‘Balanced’ Says Industry Veteran July 16, 2018

    Due to a growing global economy, there has been a major turnaround in worldwide jet sales and the aircraft market is balanced for the first time in years, creating a healthy, sustainable marketplace, according to a veteran broker Jay Mesinger,

  • Tips for Flying to Mexico July 9, 2018

    Cabotage rules can vary from country to country, but Mexico’s are easy to remember. Learn more in this episode of NBAA’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast and subscribe today on iTunes or Google Play Music.

  • NBAA-BACE to Put Workforce Challenges and Solutions in Spotlight July 2, 2018

    Though the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is still months away from arriving in Orlando this October, an exciting program of education sessions is already in the works.

  • Corporate Shuttle Best Practices June 25, 2018

    Corporate shuttles are becoming a more popular travel option for companies that need to send employees to sites far from major airports. Passengers appreciate the predictability and the time savings that allow them to have better work-life balance, said Lee Blake, chief pilot of shuttle operations at Cummins Inc. Corporate shuttles also can have a huge financial impact on the business, as well, said Matthew Grudenwald, chair of NBAA’s Shuttle Working Group. “There is an economic value of time, and the U.S. government uses a formula for calculating economic value for time for all transportation-related projects,” he said.

  • The Benefits of a Regional Group Executive Director June 18, 2018

    Many local industry groups don’t have an executive director, but having that person to lead an organization can help it grow. “Managing 500 or 600 members, and trying to grow it, it becomes a job,” Debi Carpenter, executive director of the Southern California Aviation Association. Also, having a single point of contact for industry and media is crucial to the success of many groups, noted Debbie Bowman, executive director of the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania. Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

  • Podcast: Aviation Manager Talks Benefits of NBAA Scholarships June 11, 2018

    Kellie Rittenhouse, director of aviation at Hangar Aviation Management received an NBAA scholarship more than 20 years ago, and it changed the direction of her career. She was working as a receptionist at a flight school, while studying to be an English teacher, when she realized that she wanted to pursue a career in aviation. “It definitely was a catalyst for my career because it also opened up other opportunities and it was important for me to give back to the industry, so I set my sights on additional education. I would later pursue my CAM credentials, so I am a Certified Aviation Manager,” said Rittenhouse, who shares her story.

  • Tips for Hurricane Season Preparedness June 4, 2018

    Hurricane season started on June 1, so now is a good time to make sure you and your company are prepared. “We have access to all the information that’s coming in from throughout the National Airspace System and all the surrounding airspace systems that the United States interacts with,” said NBAA Air Traffic Services Program Manager John Kosak. NBAA communicates hurricane updates to members via the NBAA Airspace Alerts subscriber email list and social media. Kosak shares his hurricane preparedness tips.

  • What Should You Consider When Looking for a New FBO? May 21, 2018

    When flying to a new destination there are many factors to consider when choosing an FBO. “I want to check fuel costs, make sure the FBO has the amenities the pilots need, check their hours of operation and things like that,” said NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee member Lori Montgomery. For Benjamin Fuller, with International Trip Planning Services, it all comes down to trust. “Our first thought is who can we trust on the ground in any certain location that can get everything done from A to Z,” he said.

  • Upcoming NBAA Regional Roundtable Allows Leaders to Share Ideas May 14, 2018

    On May 23, industry leaders will meet in San Diego, CA for NBAA’s Local and Regional Group Leadership Roundtable where they’ll discuss issues challenging groups across the country, such as workforce development. “It gives everyone an opportunity to come and network with each other and learn best practices that they can then take back to their individual associations,” said Iver Retrum, chair of the Local and Regional Group Committee.

  • 5 Tips for Successful Collaboration Between Airports and Tenants May 7, 2018

    Airports and the businesses they host must work together to create a net benefit for both. “Ongoing dialogue is really critical because issues come up every day in an airport environment. General aviation airports are important community assets that contribute to our local community, as well as to the transportation system,” but they are often not well understood, said Clara Bennett, executive director of the Boca Raton Airport Authority. “It’s critical for airport managers and airport tenants and users to continually get that message out that there’s value in general aviation in our communities.” Bennett shares five tips for successful collaboration.

  • Podcast: Michigan Groups Share Proven Tips for Attracting Youth in Aviation April 30, 2018

    The Michigan Business Aviation Association and Western Michigan Business Aviation Association have been working together for more than 30 years to reach students and pique their interest in the industry. Dean Walters, director of aviation for Jackson National Life, works with both groups, and said roughly one-third of business aviation pilots of come through the scholarship program. The goal, he said, is to reach kids while they are still in high school.

  • Tips for Getting the Most Out of NBAA Events April 23, 2018

    If you’re headed to any of the association’s events this spring, NBAA has tips for attendees and exhibitors to get the most out of their experience, starting with registering via social media. “This is a really great way to reach out to your own contacts, to your own network, and your colleagues and friends within the industry, and invite them to join you,” said Aimee Kaufman, NBAA’s senior director of marketing.

  • NBAA Resource Provides Real-Time Education on Runway Conditions April 16, 2018

    It’s been 18 months since the FAA implemented significant changes to the reporting of runway conditions and contamination. The biggest challenge of the new system, referred to as Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA), has been getting the word out to operators, said Rich Boll, chair of the Airspace, ATC and Flight Technologies Working Group of the NBAA Access Committee. To that end, NBAA has created a six-part video series that explains TALPA and how pilots should apply the field condition reports they receive.

  • What Does it Take to Fly a ‘Climb Via’ SID? April 9, 2018

    Last week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast looked at the phraseology “climb via,” which has caused some confusion since it was introduced in 2014. This week, the podcast examines the practical implications of flying a climb via departure. “NextGen is all about fitting more aircraft in a smaller airspace and the intent of the procedure designers, both SIDs and STARs, is that they be auto flown,” said NBAA Access Committee member Keith Gordon, who participated on the team that led to climb via implementation. “However, we have to be trained, we have to be skilled enough that when something happens. whether a controller has to intervene, that we have the ability to do it.”

  • Tips to Start Flying Internationally March 19, 2018

    International operations can differ widely from domestic operations, particularly if a mission involves an operator’s first time flying outside the U.S. “If they’ve never done it before they may not know the sheer scale of differences that they’ll be facing,” said Craig Hanlon, chair of the NBAA International Operators Committee. Hanlon offers tips for first-time international operators including: using an international service provider and handling agent and taking formal international procedures training. Also, he said, the NBAA International Feedback Database can be a valuable source of information.

  • How Have CBP Changes Supported Flights to Mexico? March 12, 2018

    If a business trip requires flying south of the border, operators can expect helpful changes in their interactions with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other improvements, said Laura Everington, senior manager for government and industry affairs at Universal Weather and Aviation and chair of the NBAA Security Council. Everington provides a quick list of the changes, several developed between NBAA and government officials.

  • 3 Tips For Preparing For a SAFA Inspection March 5, 2018

    Operators traveling to Europe need to be prepared for a Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) inspection. “It’s geared toward foreign aircraft operators, so if you are based outside the European Union, and you’re flying into the EU, that’s their method for ensuring that you’re safe while operating in their airspace,” said NBAA Operations Manager Brian Koester, adding that advanced preparation is key in making the process as smooth as possible. In this edition of NBAA Flight Plan, Koester shares three tips for getting ready for a SAFA inspection.

  • Kentucky Recognizes Importance of Rural General Aviation Airports February 26, 2018

    When Kentucky’s Aviation Commissioner Steve Parker met with Gov. Matt Bevin, and was asked what he needed, Parker said he told the governor he needed money to fix “crumbling” general aviation airports. Bevin delivered on his promise by adding $10 million for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 into the budget. “We did 47 projects in our 53 GA airports,” Parker said. Deputy Aviation Commissioner Todd Bloch added, ”Before Gov. Bevin gave us the additional $10 million for each year, the jet-fuel tax money was only able to do band-aid fixes. instead of doing a total runway overlay or reconstruction we could only address the major cracks, but we never could get a complete project done.”

  • Industry Voices Explain Value of NBAA’s Ethics Statement February 12, 2018

    NBAA recently published an “Ethical Business Aviation Transactions” resource outlining best practices for ethical transactions between buyers and sellers of business aircraft products and services. “I was very impressed by what NBAA put together,” said Brian Proctor, chairman of the National Aircraft Resale Association. “It really ties well into what we believe and what we espouse as an organization, so it was a natural course for us to endorse what NBAA is doing.”

  • Hear From NBAA’s Two New Regional Representatives February 5, 2018

    As NBAA’s membership grows, the association continually looks for ways to best support its members, and collaborate with them in a face-to-face manner. It’s with that in mind that NBAA recently expanded its regional representative program – in this week’s edition of NBAA Flight Plan podcast, hear what two new regional reps, Paige Kroner and Brittany Davies, have planned.

  • What You Need to Know About VIP TFRs January 29, 2018

    TFRs are a fact of life for flight operators nationwide, said John Kosak, of NBAA’s Air Traffic Services. “Of course, the ones that our members are most concerned with are the VIP TFRs,” he said. “These are the TFRs that we see for the president and the vice president.” The dimensions, timing and level of restriction for each TFR vary. For VIP TFR’s, these determinations are made by the Secret Service, in coordination with the FAA.

  • Examining IBAC’s 2018 Goals January 22, 2018

    The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has a number of objectives for 2018, with increased communications and growth high on that list, according to Kurt Edwards, the council’s director general. There’s a new outreach plan, he said, adding, “part of that will be a focus on where there are not currently associations for business aviation trying to work in those countries with the industry to develop associations.” For example, the African Business Aviation Association recently joined IBAC.

  • The Importance of Supplemental Oxygen January 8, 2018

    While there are regulations that govern when pilots should use supplemental oxygen, experts say it’s more important to focus on how you feel in the cockpit, rather than the altitude. “Everyone is different and some people need oxygen [at a lower altitude] and some people can tolerate a little bit higher,” said Dr. Brent Blue, a senior aviation medical examiner.

  • The Importance of Supplemental Oxygen January 8, 2018

    While there are regulations that govern when pilots should use supplemental oxygen, experts say it’s more important to focus on how you feel in the cockpit, rather than the altitude. “Everyone is different and some people need oxygen [at a lower altitude] and some people can tolerate a little bit higher,” said Dr. Brent Blue, a senior aviation medical examiner, in this May 2017 edition of NBAA Flight Plan.