Airmanship Skills


2021 Is Here—Are You Ready?

January 12, 2021, Vanessa Christie, Chief Executive Officer, Prevailance Aerospace

The new year has begun and with it an assortment of resolutions to make ourselves better in one way or another. January is generally the month in which everyone shares those resolutions, and as a flight safety academy, we see numerous pilots interested in additional professional development events and training focused on countering loss of control-inflight (LOC-I). All great news!


Aviation Needs More Poets Right Now

October 1, 2020, Tony Kern, Ed.D, Chief Executive Officer, Convergent Performance

Most of us began as dreamers and poets, all wanting to “slip the surly bonds of earth… dance the skies on laughter silvered wings… and reach out to touch the face of God.” Most know these words came from John Gillespie Magee Jr., who was a World War II Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet. Most don’t know that he was killed in a mid-air collision over England in 1941.


Reinvention Throughout the Pandemic

August 28, 2020, Vanessa Christie, Chief Executive Officer, Prevailance Aerospace

Opportunity. It is a concept that helps us cope with the constant change and the flexibility required to endure the pandemic. The aviation industry has been hit hard, and everyone associated with it is having to reinvent themselves in one way or another.


Getting Back in the Flying Game!

April 30, 2020, Mark Burgess, Chief Pilot, Prevailance Aerospace

We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 crisis has essentially shut down many flight departments and training organizations around…


How to Fly Reliably Alert

February 3, 2020, Matthew van Wollen, Chief Financial Officer, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Clearly, you don’t want to be in a safety‐sensitive situation when a lapse of attention occurs. For your own safety and that of your passengers and fellow crew, it is imperative that you be reliably alert throughout your duty period. But how do you go about ensuring alertness?


A New Approach to Pilot Training for Owner/Operators

December 6, 2019, Vanessa Christie, Chief Executive Officer, Prevailance Aerospace

While simulator time is an important part of ensuring that pilots have the skills they need, owner/operators should not underestimate the value of on-aircraft training. Learn why.


Coming to Terms With the Business Aviation Talent Shortage

September 27, 2019, Global Aerospace, Aviation Insurance Provider, Global Aerospace, Inc.

The aviation industry is somewhat unique in its talent requirements. Highly skilled and experienced personnel are essential to safe, effective…


Taking on Startle – One Flight at a Time!

September 10, 2019, Renee Brilhante, Instructor Pilot, Prevailance Aerospace

In my first 13 years of flying, I faced little more than a dead battery. This past winter, however, I…


Most Valued Insurance Policy Ever!

May 8, 2019, Chris Thomas, Instructor Pilot, Prevailance Aerospace

The discussion of pilots’ over reliance on automation is in the forefront of most aviation accident investigations. With more than…


Startle Who? Startle You!

December 5, 2018, Mark Burgess, Chief Pilot, Prevailance Aerospace

After flying with hundreds of students as a flight instructor in the U.S. Navy then as a flight instructor in…

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