Throughout March, NBAA has spotlighted several exemplary female aviation pioneers in recognition of Women’s History Month. Today, four distinguished aviation professionals discuss the role that women have played in our nation’s aviation history and how to bring the next generation of women into the industry. “The ‘see it, be it’ factor is so important,” said Dr. Becky Lutte with the University of Nebraska – Omaha Aviation Institute. “The more women that we get into aviation, the more young people coming into aviation will be able to see themselves in the industry.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Dorothy Cochrane, general aviation curator, National Air & Space Museum
We often think of mentorship as an older or more experienced person offering their wisdom to someone younger. While that is certainly important, consider also what you can learn from those who are closer to your own age or experience level.
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. Communication and trust are key to that relationship.
When the pandemic began to disrupt business aircraft operations in early 2020, many industry professionals used the downtime to pursue educational opportunities and professional development. As the industry emerges from COVID-19, it's important for professionals to continue to seek knowledge and develop new skills.