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The “New Normal” in Aviation Safety

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.

Posted on August 3, 2020
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Reimagining Mastery Through Anaheim Peppers

Downtime used to be hard to come by. Remember just a couple of months ago when the pace of operations prevented us from doing all we needed to just to…

Posted on June 1, 2020
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Culture: The Foundation of a Safety Management System (SMS)

Detection vs. Prevention Much has been written about the key elements of a Safety Management System (SMS). According to the FAA, the key components are: Safety Policy – Establishes management’s…

Posted on March 26, 2020
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The Bedrock of Aviation–Integrity

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.

Posted on March 2, 2020
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Travel Safety – Watch What You Drink!

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

Posted on January 15, 2020
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Slow Onset Hypoxia

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.

Posted on November 6, 2019
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Coming to Terms With the Business Aviation Talent Shortage

The aviation industry is somewhat unique in its talent requirements. Highly skilled and experienced personnel are essential to safe, effective and efficient operations. This includes all functional areas. While people…

Posted on September 27, 2019
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Raising Awareness to Assure System Safety

Marshalling Signals and the Need to Look Beyond the Aircraft As the next installment in the series on Assuring System Safety, we will examine the age-old topic of aircraft marshalling….

Posted on July 5, 2019
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Which Way Are The (Cultural) Winds Blowing?

It has been disturbing to read about the rash of general and business aviation accidents in recent months. I try to follow up on all of them by reading online…

Posted on July 5, 2019