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. “You have to develop that relationship with the principal to where they trust your judgment,” said John Foster, chief pilot for Home State Insurance Group Inc. “Approaching it from an angle of how we complete this mission safely and still get the desired results, and bringing [travel] options to the table if there are challenges – that’s going to be universal.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • John Foster, Chief Pilot, Home State Insurance Group Inc.
  • Joe Samudovsky, Safety Officer and Citation XLS Captain for Brandt Inc.
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