July 2017

On Final: The Envelope Please

My documented search for the next airplane has generated more reader feedback that I imagined possible. Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised that pilots are opinionated. Boy, we love our airplanes! I heard from lots of MU2, Commander, and Conquest owners. From Eclipse lovers. From King Air pilots. From Citation 501 folks. Even a Piaggio and Read More

NBAA Focus: NBAA Small Business Committee Offers Tips for Flight Department Mission Statements

A new resource from NBAA’s Small Flight Department Subcommittee, “Managing the Business of a Flight Department: Crafting an Effective Mission Statement,” provides advice on how to develop a strong mission statement that offers internal and external parties the opportunity to consider why the operation exists, what it does on a day-to-day basis, and its value as Read More

NBAA Focus: UNLV Rescinds Request for Review of Sport Complex Site Near LAS

Recently, business aviation stakeholders operating around Las Vegas, NV weighed in on the FAA’s obstruction analysis of a proposed University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) stadium less than a mile from McCarran International Airport (LAS), and its potential effects on aviation operations over the city. Following this community feedback, UNLV rescinded its request to have Read More

NBAA Focus: Four GA Airports Recognized for Exemplary Winter Storm Responses

Snow and ice have major impacts on airport operations, requiring skill, preparation and perseverance to keep airfields open and operating safely. Four U.S. airports with a significant business aviation presence were recently honored with the 2017 Balchen/Post Awards for their handling of winter-related challenges. Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport (BED) in Bedford, MA won top Read More

NBAA Focus: Safer Flying for Single Pilots: Exploring New Methods to Address Training Concerns

An expanded version of following article appeared as a Digital Exclusive in the May/June 2017 issue of NBAA’s Member publication, Business Aviation Insider. To read the complete article and more, download the BAI app at www.nbaa.org/news/insider/. Business aviation accidents are rare, but everyone agrees that one accident is too many. Accidents involving business aircraft flown Read More