The physiological effects from stress can lead to significant challenges on the flight deck, particularly when operating an aircraft as a single pilot. Proper use of checklists is one way that single pilots can maintain focus on the tasks at hand when they start to feel stressed. “Based on my experience in the dual-crew world, [I still utilize] the challenge-and-response method when I’m by myself, even though it might look a little silly,” says Polymer Resources Pilot Elliott Fisher. “The more stressful the situation might be, the more I force myself to slow down.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Elliott Fisher, pilot, Polymer Resources, and Founder of Base to Final LLC
Todd Hotes, flight operations management and chief pilot, Polymer Resources
Charlie Precourt, chairman, Citation Jet Pilots Association Safety and Education Foundation
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.