Podcast: Preparing for the 2023 Hurricane Season

June 5, 2023

June 1 marked the beginning of the 2023 hurricane season and, based on recent weather patterns, business aircraft operators could be in for some interesting months ahead. “It’s always good to have a [hurricane response] plan,” advises Daniel Brown, a meteorologist and hurricane specialist with the National Hurricane Center. “In aviation it is much more complicated and difficult, but if there’s a hurricane threat, having that plan [and] knowing what you need to do is so vitally important.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
  • Daniel Brown, warning coordination meteorologist and senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center
  • Thomas Kopp, system security operations team manager for crisis response and emergency operations, FAA Air Traffic Organization
  • Dean Snell, manager, NBAA Air Traffic Services
  • Kyle Struckmann, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service (NWS) National Aviation Meteorologists at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC)

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Podcast: How to Avoid a Runway Excursion

Unstabilized approaches, get-there-itis, flight-plan continuation bias and not fully understanding aircraft runway performance are reasons why runway excursions continue to be one of the most common safety challenges facing Part 91 operators. Training on how to effectively deal with such events can help reduce the threat, but having a backup plan may be most important.
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September 18, 2023

Podcast: The Importance of Leadership in a Small Flight Operation

Smaller Part 91 operators face the same challenges as their larger counterparts, but they do so with fewer resources. That makes it important for the aviation manager to not only set the right example, but for everyone in the department to lead from their respective positions to create a safe and professional operation.
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September 11, 2023

Podcast: Business Aircraft Refurbishing Trends and Tips

Aircraft refurbishments continue to be in high demand, with new paint, cabin refreshes and connectivity solutions just a few of the popular upgrades available for business aircraft. Many times, it's ideal to combine this work with scheduled maintenance or overhauls, so planning ahead and scheduling refurbishment during maintenance downtime is as important as ever.
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August 28, 2023

Podcast: NBAA Responds to Proposed Rules on AAM Ops

NBAA joined with five industry associations in submitting comments on the FAA's notice of proposed rulemaking on the operation of advanced air mobility vehicles in the National Airspace System. While the NPRM represents significant progress toward the start of commercial AAM operations as soon as 2025, industry stakeholders noted a few concerns.
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