Podcast: The Importance of Leadership in a Small Flight Operation

Sept. 18, 2023

Smaller Part 91 operators face the same challenges as their larger counterparts, but they do so with fewer available resources and personnel. That makes it important for the aviation manager to not only set the right example, but for everyone in the department to lead from their respective positions to create a safe and professional operation. “I encourage small department managers to create a team [environment] and say, ‘Look, our goal is to provide safe, efficient, quality transportation for the boss,” notes David Keys, chief pilot for Peace River Citrus Products. “Let’s do it together.'”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
  • David Keys, vice chair of NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee and chief pilot for Peace River Citrus Products
  • Joe Samudovsky, co-chair of the NBAA Small Flight Department Subcommittee

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