Safety Culture & Promotion


Enhancing Aviation’s Value & Relevance in Today’s Pandemic Environment

January 12, 2021, Jim Lara, Principal and Founder, Gray Stone Advisors

The COVID-19 pandemic has violently disrupted nearly everything we previously considered “normal.” Who could have imagined that during the middle of March 2020, the business world would be so dramatically and radically changed?


Your Pandemic Operating Plan: Process vs. People

November 25, 2020, Donald J. Chupp, President, Fireside Partners Inc.

By now, most organizations seem to be well on their way to developing their pandemic operating plan, how they will continue to do business in a pandemic environment. In business aviation, the plan must detail how you will move people from location to location, stay compliant, and meet your responsibility and defensibility goals.


Empirical Safety Data Finally Emerges Regarding Masks and Face Coverings. It May Not Be What You Expected.

August 28, 2020, Donald J. Chupp, President, Fireside Partners Inc.

More than six months have now passed since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) became an international household word. Paradoxically, only until recently has any demonstrable evidence surfaced to evaluate the recommendations coming from the health community.


The “New Normal” in Aviation Safety

August 3, 2020, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

Much is being written these days about the shifting of “normalcy,”’ given the global COVID-19 pandemic. What we have come to understand as “normal” in business aviation today has changed dramatically in just a few short months.


Reimagining Mastery Through Anaheim Peppers

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

Downtime used to be hard to come by. Remember just a couple of months ago when the pace of operations…


Culture: The Foundation of a Safety Management System (SMS)

March 26, 2020, Steve Brechter, Senior Advisor of Operations, Gray Stone Advisors

Detection vs. Prevention Much has been written about the key elements of a Safety Management System (SMS). According to the…


The Bedrock of Aviation–Integrity

March 2, 2020, Louis A. Sorrentino III, CEO & Managing Director, Aviation & Marine Safety Solutions International

The key to improving aviation safety isn’t simply having a well-designed and implemented SMS. That program must be supported by engaged leadership and adhered to with integrity. Learn what that means.


Travel Safety – Watch What You Drink!

January 15, 2020, Craig M. Conrad, Aviation Emergency Response Specialist, Fireside Partners Inc.

When traveling abroad, it’s important to be cautious about the alcohol you consume.


Slow Onset Hypoxia

November 6, 2019, Paul W. Buza D.O., F.A.C.N., Medical Director, Southern AeroMedical Institute

Slow onset hypoxia is a dangerous phenomenon that poses a high risk of fatalities. Aviation professionals must be trained to recognize the condition. Learn about it.


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…

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