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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