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“I just completed my recurrent training with Jimmy’s Recurrent Training can you let the insurance carrier know I’m good to go for another year”

To take a line from one of my favorite shows “Not so fast!

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"I’m pretty sure we got the best option and are fully protected.” I hear that all the time from business aircraft owners & operators. After talking to them for only a few minutes their response changes to, “Geez. Now I’m not so sure.”

Whether you’ve been with your current broker for decades or just switched to a new one, ask these five questions every year to make sure you’ve got the best insurance coverage for your current situation.

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I feel compelled as a professional in this industry for many years to mention this topic. I am VERY active on Linked In and numerous business aviation and safety related topics. I have received at least 4-5 personal calls and e-mails from major players in the industry in the past few months regarding photos. This is inclusive of anyone I believe looking for work, whether a F/A, pilot, S&D, A&P, etc. May I suggest that you have a professional business attire photo?

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The challenge of winter flying can be stressful. As we know, winter weather is often very dynamic. Successful winter travel is based on smart navigation of winter weather; no matter what sort of snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain you may encounter. As always, it’s most important to arrive safe and sound.


This season, winter has been wrought with extreme cold, and a new set of problems for travelers. Fast-moving storm fronts bring wind gusts, snow drifts and heavy ice. These conditions require careful planning in order to minimize their effects.  The so-called "polar vortex," a weather system of dense, frigid air is blamed for at least 21 cold-related deaths across the country. It spread to the East and the Deep South, shattering records that in some cases, have stood for more than a century.

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winging it by Stuart LogieGroup member Stuart Logie's excellent book "Winging It" the story of the Canadair Challenger 600 has been re-released for Kindle devices.

The book is about the planning, manufacturing and certification of the Canadair Challenger 600 business jet, an aviation engineering marvel and a story of determined perseverance by the key players in this saga. It begins with a short and very insightful history of Canadair and the Canadian aerospace industry, the remainder of the book deeply explores the complex story of developing the Canadair Challenger 600.

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FBOs and charter airlines are in a strong position to capitalise on the belt-tightening consequences of recent economic conditions that affect general aviation and corporate business.  That’s providing they are able to articulate their value in a meaningful way. 

Value, to paraphrase, is in the eye of the beholder.  Understanding what that means in reality and then being organised to do something about it puts companies on track for that competitive edge and long-term growth and stability they need.

Focusing on customers is nothing new.  In designing and implement customer strategies, there’s no shortage of advice on why that’s a good thing.  But the piece that’s often missing is how to use it in a way that creates real business benefits.

Here are some tips that go some way to plugging the gaps.

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We are fortunate to have Soluna Air Charter based in Ohio, also known to residents as the “Birthplace of Aviation.” The phrase is even captioned on our license plates throughout the state.  Most people attribute it to the Wright Brothers, or other famous aviation historians that are responsible for this title.  Yet, we have a true living legend in aviation in central Ohio, and her name is Zoe Dell Landis Nutter. 

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Sequestration legislation is now looming directly overhead for many small airfields around the nation. The NBAA reported this week that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing to “finalize a plan for closing nearly 170 air traffic control towers and other facilities.” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen wrote the FAA share the business aviation community’s concerns with the plan, and offer possible solutions.

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When you are planning a new advertisement for either a publication such as
Executive Controller magazine, or Business Air magazine, do you think about
these items when you have photographs taken of the aircraft currently for sale or lease?

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Every day I drive by an old and abandon aviation high school. The hollow site is located near my office and the building sits at an end of a runway, its slowly crumbling away in the wind.

So I was pleased to learn that PHASTAR, Northeast Ohio’s aviation non-profit, is breathing life back into this building, filling the halls once again with the voices of children. Programs and subjects will be offered, geared toward education in the maritime and aviation fields

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