Preparing and presenting a budget to the company principal can be challenging when running a small flight operation, but there are steps aviation managers can take to become more comfortable with the process. “As a flight department leader, you have to understand the numbers,” said Jim Lara, principal for business aviation consulting firm Gray Stone Advisors. “Do your homework and be very familiar with them. Second, you have to understand your audience and how they process information and make decisions.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Eric Canup, head of flight operations, Live Oak Bank
Since 1998, NBAA’s regional representatives have provided a vital link between the association and local and regional business aviation stakeholders on matters affecting the industry. Recently, NBAA rebranded their role as regional directors to better reflect how their jobs have evolved.
Changing weather patterns are affecting aviation, and among the greatest resulting risks to air safety is clear air turbulence (CAT). A study by scientist Dr. Paul Williams has led him to predict that severe CAT will increase in the future.
The outlook for business aviation hiring remains strong, despite a number of challenges weighing on the global economy. However, job seekers must carefully consider multiple factors when making their employment decision.
Just as NBAA works to promote business aviation at the national level, regional groups play a vital advocacy role in their state, city or area. Today, four business aviation professionals share their experiences in launching one of the country’s newest regional groups.