Podcast: Recurrent Checkrides Are a Moment to Level-Up, Not Just Level Off

April 15, 2024

Business aircraft pilots often utilize their annual Part 61.58 recurrent checkride to not only demonstrate their proficiency in required flight maneuvers, but also as an opportunity to train on specific operational scenarios. However, the FAA recently adopted a firmer stance with Part 142 training providers to adhere more closely to the agency’s Part 61.58 requirements, potentially limiting progressive training opportunities for training providers and operators that could help make the industry safer. “For us to be able to look at a progressive check ride — whether it’s [Part] 91 or 135 — in the same vein that the [Part] 121 world does, we could actually have much more relevant, operationally based training that is data-driven,” notes Dondi Pangalangan with Clay Lacy Aviation.

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

  • Brian Koester, NBAA director of flight operations and regulations
  • Dondi Pangalangan, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Clay Lacy Aviation
  • Timothy Schoenauer, senior director of training solutions for business aviation at CAE

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May 20, 2024

Podcast: Using Standardized Performance Metrics to Enhance the Charter Industry, Part 2

Some charter operators are making public their key performance indicators, or KPIs, to provide greater transparency for customers. In Part 2 of this two-part episode, industry advocates discuss why tracking and publishing such data can not only benefit those companies, but the entire charter market.
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May 13, 2024

Podcast: Using Standardized Performance Metrics to Enhance the Charter Industry, Part 1

There is a growing trend among charter operators, fractional companies and jet card providers to track and publish key performance indicators, or KPIs, to assist clients in finding the right company for their needs.
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May 6, 2024

Podcast: Revamping One of NBAA’s Most Useful Resources

The NBAA Management Guide is widely regarded as the industry's how-to manual and the latest revision published earlier this year was virtually a complete overhaul that now aligns with NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager program.
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April 29, 2024

Podcast: Proactive Steps to Help Prevent Runway Excursions

Runway excursions are the leading cause of accidents in turbine business aircraft operations. NBAA's Domestic Operations Committee recently updated the association's safety resource, Reducing Runway Excursions in Business Aviation, with additional tips for operators to avoid these events.
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