Podcast: Speaking With Your Aircraft Principal and Managing Expectations

April 12, 2021

Managing a small flight operation usually also means serving as the main point of contact with your principal or senior management. Effectively communicating the needs of the aviation operation to upper level personnel can be challenging. “Make sure you relay the topics for discussion and get to the point,” recommends Citation XLS+ Captain Max Palmer. “Don’t be afraid to just lay it out there, tell the truth and be ready for whatever questions might come your way.”

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

  • Bob Hobbi, president and facilitator at Service Elements
  • Jim Lara, principal of Gray Stone Advisors
  • Dylan Miller, aviation manager and Challenger 604 captain
  • Max Palmer, Citation XLS+ captain
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Podcast: Debunking Maintenance Myths About SAF

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been a growing part of business aviation for more than a decade. However, despite numerous industry efforts to spread understanding, awareness and use of SAF, there remain a few persistent myths about the fuel. In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, three experts debunk these myths.
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May 16, 2022

Podcast: Avoiding Wrong Surface Incidents

The FAA will soon provide new tools to help pilots understand what the airport view will look like from the flight deck as they approach and where the risks for selecting the wrong surface exist.
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May 9, 2022

Podcast: Pilots & Long COVID

Even in a post-pandemic reality, COVID-19 continues to present challenges, including “Long COVID,” a condition in which patients experience symptoms after their initial infection is resolved. Pilots should be aware of these symptoms and consult with medical professionals.
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May 2, 2022

Podcast: What Does It Take to Be a Top 40 Under 40?

NBAA’s annual list of Business Aviation’s Top 40 Under 40 recognizes young professionals who are driving innovation across our industry. Nominations for this year’s Top 40 Under 40 awards are due by June 10.
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