Podcast: Vaccination Policies for Business Aviation

May 17, 2021

Can your employer require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19? What has proven to be a divisive issue among the general population has extended to business aviation, with reports that a few flight operations have mandated vaccination as a condition of employment. While these companies have instituted vaccination requirements, others are weighing their options. “What I can tell you is that I think a very thin percentage – certainly less than 10% – of our [Part 91] organizations today are requiring proof of a vaccine for their flight crews or their passengers,” noted Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of business aviation recruiting firm Aviation Personnel International.

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

  • Sheryl Barden, CAM, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International
  • Greg Reigel, aviation attorney with Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LL
  • Dr. Michael Wolf, senior associate consultant in the Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and a senior AME

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September 20, 2021

Podcast: Helping the Industry Move Toward Sustainability

NBAA recently formed the Maintenance Committee's new Sustainability Subcommittee to help aviation managers identify and implement the best ways to reduce their operation's carbon footprint. Learn how to tap the subcommittee's expertise and other NBAA resources.
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September 13, 2021

Podcast: The Importance of Diversifying Your Network

Expanding and diversifying your professional network to include people with different backgrounds and insights can be beneficial.
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September 1, 2021

Special Edition Podcast: The FAA Pilot Records Database Goes Live

The first compliance date for the FAA's Pilot Records Database will be Sept. 8, but many business aircraft operators and pilots still have questions about their responsibilities under the program, and who will be able to access their information. Listen to this podcast to get the answers.
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Podcast: Understanding the Florida Metroplex Airspace Changes

Airspace changes implemented across Florida in mid-August brought dozens of new procedures intended to improve safety and efficiency at airports frequently utilized by business aircraft operators. The rollout appears to be flowing smoothly so far.
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