Podcast: The Value of Mentorship

Sept. 19, 2022

Industry workforce concerns have underscored the importance of  nurturing younger members of the business aviation community, an experience that often greatly benefits both the mentee and their mentor. “I lean on a quote I saw: ‘That when one person mentors, two lives are changed,’” says Andre Watson, who joined the NBAA Mentoring Network while furloughed from his job in 2020. “It was life-changing for me. I’ve learned things and met people I never would have met on my own, without Eric as a mentor.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
  • Eric Canup, head of flight operations for Live Oak Bank
  • Grace Kane, first officer for Masco Corporation
  • Mike Thomas, chief pilot for Stryker Corporation
  • Andre Watson, director of maintenance for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Podcast Episode

November 27, 2023

Podcast: Planning Ahead for the Holiday Travel Season

Although business aviation is not a cause of aviation system delays, weather and other factors can pose unexpected travel challenges. If business aviation is in your planning this holiday season, it's best to prepare for potential delays.
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November 20, 2023

Podcast: Regional Groups Guiding Young People Toward Business Aviation Careers

Attracting the next generation of business aviation professionals is a top priority throughout the industry, and local and regional groups are often the first point-of-contact for students and young people seeking information about the industry and its potential opportunities.
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November 13, 2023

Podcast: 2023 Year-End Tax Planning

The end of the year is often a stressful time for business aircraft operators that are grappling with tax issues, particularly if they've purchased an airplane hoping to take advantage of higher bonus depreciation rates. Aviation managers shouldn’t wait until the final weeks of the year to develop their tax strategy.
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November 6, 2023

Podcast: Mental Wellness and Business Aviation, Part 2

In the second part of our conversation about mental wellness, experts offer advice on what pilots should do when disclosing a condition such as depression or anxiety to their AME and how to ensure their case is addressed in a timely manner.
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