Those who work in business aviation seldom have a lot of free time away from their jobs. Nevertheless, it’s important to make time for opportunities that further professional development, as doing so often brings value far exceeding the time spent. “You have ownership of your professional development, no one else does,” notes Caleb Gibson with Textron Aviation. “The company you work for has a vested interest in seeing you succeed, but only you know what your goals will be, and only you can chart the path to reach them.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Jessica Belcher, marketing manager for Exclusive Aircraft Sales
Caleb Gibson, manager for ProOwnership Maintenance at Textron Aviation
Kenny Mazingo, business development manager at Four Corners Aviation
With the New Year quickly approaching, we look back on the most popular episodes of NBAA’s Flight Plan podcast over the past 12 months, which featured discussions about professionalism and safety, the relationship between sustainability and emerging technologies in business aviation and how NBAA works with the FAA to keep pilots flying safely through areas of convective weather.
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