Challenges and Rewards of Working in a Small Flight Department

July 15, 2019

Small flight departments, which have two aircraft or fewer, account for about 80 percent of flight departments and have their own set of unique rewards and challenges. “Sometimes there is a challenge with resources and having enough resources to do what we need to do.” said James Stone, CAM, AFLAC, director of aviation. “The onus is really on me and my team to plan ahead and ask for what we need, and we regularly work with leadership to communicate what is needed to accomplish what they’re looking for.”

This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:

  • David Keys, Peace River Citrus Products, chief pilot, chair of Small Flight Department Subcommittee of the NBAA Domestic Operations Committee
  • Jeffrey Long, University of Kansas, director of aviation services and chief pilot
  • James Stone, CAM, AFLAC, director of aviation
  • Podcast Episode