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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November 22, 2021

Podcast: Planning for Holiday Season Flying

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.
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November 15, 2021

Podcast: Navigating Supply Chain Challenges

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?
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November 11, 2021

IBAC Adds to Successful SafetyNet Webinar Series

The International Business Aviation Council offers a webinar series in conjunction with nearly 20 qualified program support affiliates to provide safety information in a pre-recorded or live webinar format.
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November 8, 2021

Podcast: Kern Award Winners Share Insights on Safety, Professionalism

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.
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