Podcast: Experts Discuss the Ukraine Crisis’ Impact on Business Aviation

March 14, 2022

While the effects on business aviation from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pale in comparison to the situation on the ground for those directly impacted by the fighting, the crisis has nevertheless touched the industry in many ways. “From a business aviation perspective, when you talk about worst case scenario, we’re at a point now where I don’t see the airspace restrictions getting worse,” said Steve Thorpe, an international captain and director of standards and training at Merck. “It’s going to be the cost to the economy, and will that take time to sort itself out.”

In this extended edition of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Pawel Laban, team lead, Jeppesen International Trip Support, AEG Flight Support Services
  • Steve Thorpe, senior captain and director, standards and training, Merck

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July 15, 2024

Podcast: The FAA and Pilot Mental Wellness: A Closer Look

The FAA has issued new guidelines indicating that the agency is changing its criteria for evaluating pilots' mental wellness, giving medical examiners greater autonomy in evaluations. With this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, a panel of mental-wellness experts takes listeners behind the headlines.
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July 1, 2024

Podcast: Is Business Taking You to Europe During the Olympics? Here’s What You Need to Know

If business is taking you to Europe this summer, operators should be aware of challenges that may arise due to the Summer Olympics taking place in Paris from July 26 to Aug. 11.
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June 17, 2024

Podcast: Can Working Remotely Improve Schedulers’ Productivity?

Even though social distancing is no longer the norm, many business aviation schedulers and dispatchers continue to work from home at least part-time. How might that affect their ability to perform these important roles?
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Podcast: Guiding Business Aviation Safely Around Stormy Skies

This year's storm season has already brought a wave of severe weather activity across the U.S. Personnel at the FAA's Air Traffic Control System Command Center, including NBAA's Air Traffic Services team, are ready to assist business aircraft pilots as they navigate around stormy weather.
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