Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are here to stay, and business aviation will play a key role in ensuring their safe integration into the National Airspace System. “There’s so much that [NBAA members] bring to the table with regard to history and context and especially airspace operations,” said Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure. “We have decades of history steeped in a safety culture and risk management that new and emerging technologies like drones really can benefit from.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, regulatory and international affairs
Brad Hayden, founder and CEO of Robotic Skies and recently appointed member of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee
Heidi Williams, NBAA director, air traffic services and infrastructure
Runway excursions are the most common type of accident involving business aircraft, with single pilot operators particularly susceptible to the risk of going off the runway on landing. In this NBAA Flight Plan episode, several experts discuss steps single pilots can take to minimize the chance of experiencing a runway excursion.
Aviation stakeholders have taken many approaches to addressing the industry's workforce challenge. In San Antonio, TX, partners ranging from GA groups to the Department of Defense to community leaders have engaged in an effort to introduce students to new, uplifting career paths.
Three business aviation professionals who have earned accreditation through NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager program offer their thoughts on one of the industry's most vexing challenges: how to attract the next generation of aviation professionals to our industry.