NBAA Has Resources to Assist Single-Pilots’ Operations

Because owner-pilots wear so many hats, single-pilot operations are among the 2014 Top Safety Focus Areas of the NBAA Safety Committee. “The safety record is not as good as it could be” for single-pilot operations, according to NBAA Safety Committee member Jim Lara, an ATP-rated pilot with 12,000 hours as pilot-in-command, who has spent much of his flight time as a single pilot. As the committee noted on its Top Safety Focus Area web page, “Owner-flown aircraft face unique challenges: often a lack of guidance, financial support, and clear procedures allow the pilot to use personal discretion without a set standard to measure against.”

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