Safety Culture & Promotion


Key to Success: Business Aviation Performance Benchmarking

March 30, 2018, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

No doubt you’ve heard the buzz phrase “best in class” a thousand times. It sounds a bit over-the-top to hear…


Commitment vs. Compliance: How to get your team from “I have to do it” to “I want do it!”

November 3, 2017, Jim Lara, Principal and Founder, Gray Stone Advisors

As a business aviation leader, how do you help each of your team members choose to be totally committed vs….


Pavlov’s Dogs Had it Right

September 8, 2017, Pat Daily, President, Convergent Performance

Note: In the 1890s, a Russian psychologist named Ivan Pavlov noticed that his dogs began salivating even before they were…


Doing Something is Better Than Doing Nothing…Or is It?

August 7, 2017, Sunshine McCarthy, Director of Training, Baldwin Safety & Compliance

There is an old saying, “Doing something is better than doing nothing.” However, doing “something” isn’t always the best or…


Medical Advisory: Safe Sleeping, Best Seats and More Safety Tips for Air Travel with Children

May 3, 2017, Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, Global Medical Director, Aviation Heath, MedAire Worldwide

Let’s face it, traveling with children can be stressful. Whether on a commercial aircraft or a private flight, one of…


You Can’t Handle the Truth!

March 13, 2017, Pat Daily, President, Convergent Performance

Lt Kaffee: “I want the truth!” Col Jessep: “You can’t handle the truth!” That’s the famous interchange from the movie…


Achieving Simplicity in a Complex World of Safety

February 1, 2017, Sonnie G. Bates, Vice President/COO, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

Effective leaders deliver simplicity in response to complexity. (Harter, 2006, p. 77) Although anyone can be a leader in any…


Maximizing the Benefit: Applying Risk Management Tools to Achieve Operational Excellence

January 10, 2017, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

One of the benefits of an effective, enterprise-wide risk management program is the opportunity to break down pre-existing barriers between…


Emotional Buy-In to Your Emergency Response Program

November 9, 2016, Ian McAllister, Emergency Operations Director, Fireside Partners Inc.

On an intellectual level, having a comprehensive Emergency Response Program makes sense. That is why I have seen countless Program…


Focused IEP for Small Operators

September 12, 2016, Sonnie G. Bates, Vice President/COO, Baldwin Aviation Inc.

Internal control dates back to when operational complexity required one person to have custody of assets belonging to others (Wilson,…

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