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.
NBAA welcomed an NTSB recommendation that business aircraft pilots familiarize themselves with traffic display and warning equipment in their aircraft; supplement those systems, when necessary, with devices capable of supplying both visual and aural alerts to collision risk; and incorporate those systems into their normal visual traffic scans.
The FAA has responded to industry concerns over a recent policy notice regarding flight training in certain aircraft that hold special airworthiness certificates saying the notice will not impact flight instruction in other types of aircraft
Former National Transportation Safety Board Chair Robert Sumwalt headlined the monthly Aeroclub Luncheon July 28 in Washington, DC. The event focused on his extensive career in the industry and examined his success as head of the NTSB, where he served as chair for nearly 15 years.