Business aviation companies are increasingly recognizing the value of employees who serve as caregivers outside the office. These workers provide many important skills to their employers, including adeptness at problem solving, adapting to unexpected situations and managing crises. “Especially in an industry that’s heavily customer-centric, we need people who are team-oriented and innovative problem-solvers,” says pilot Reid Columbia. “Those are things we do as caregivers.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Catrina Capistrant, assistant chief pilot for a Fortune 200 company
Reid Columbia, chief pilot for a Fortune 250 flight operation
Jessica Webster, founder and president, Hera Aviation Group
As athletes prepare for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, Textron Aviation aims to recruit more than 200 volunteer pilots and business aircraft to fly the athletes to and from the games, free of charge. Past participants say it is a rewarding experience like no other.
it's extremely important for aviation professionals to be open and honest about their mental wellness, especially in the COVID-19 environment, and to remember that there are science-based solutions for aviation professionals to continue their careers after receiving treatment.
The past two years have shown how quickly employment trends can swing from one extreme to the other. How will the business aviation job market respond in 2022 to an environment with several promising trends, but also some uncertainty?
This greatest hits podcast revisits some of the most popular NBAA Flight Plan podcasts of 2021, featuring discussions about a range of topics, from complying with the FAA's pilot records database regulation to adjusting to new requirements for flying to Canada.