Podcast: Selling the Budget to Your Aircraft Principal

Aug. 9, 2021

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
  • Angel Houck, partner, Houck and Christensen
  • Jim Lara, principal, Gray Stone Advisors
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