Author Archives: Kyle and Linda Reynolds

Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome – Don’t Let It Happen To You

  I am the wife of a pilot. I know what it is like to spend Christmas and other holidays without the one I love. I have experienced the challenges of managing a household and caring for children for weeks … Continue reading

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Most Aviation Training Isn’t Training – Lessons From A Dog

You can’t train your dog to do the same trick twice. Nope. Once the dog has learned how to do the trick, his training is complete. If he sits when you say “Sit!”, he’s trained. You can PRACTICE giving him … Continue reading

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Why Your Aviation Emergency Procedures Training is Behind the Eight Ball

  None of us like change. That’s why we usually wait until we have no other choice. Aviation training is at that point. We must change the way it is conceived. We must change the way it is designed. We … Continue reading

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Why the CEO of Your Company is a Big Baby

Perhaps you always suspected. Maybe you’ve always known it to be true. Fact is, it IS true. The CEO is a big baby. Your baby. At least that is the mindset that should prevail in your flight department. Every time … Continue reading

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Why Business Aviation is in Trouble and What You Can Do to Help

Business Aviation is in trouble. Pilots and maintainers are voicing concerns about colleagues who refuse to follow Standard Operating Procedures and Best Practices. They are frustrated by owners, managers, and C suite executives who care little about safety initiatives and … Continue reading

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PINC Part 2: Concocting a Solution to Intentional Non-Compliance in Aviation

Procedural Intentional Non-Compliance is a a scary reality and on the verge of becoming more habitual. We discussed the problem in our previous article, PINC: Why Aviation May Have Created Its Own Monster. We believe that one solution to PINC … Continue reading

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PINC: 3 Reasons Why Aviation May Have Created Its Own Monster

Procedural Intentional Non-Compliance (PINC) came to the forefront of concern with the Bedford Gulfstream Accident. The NTSB Report Summary stated ” A review of data from the airplane’s quick access recorder revealed that the pilots had neglected to perform complete flight … Continue reading

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“That’s my baby!” – How One Maintainer Improves Communication and Keeps His Passion for Aviation Alive

  Every once in awhile we come across someone who utters a phrase that just won’t stop rolling around in our heads. Bob Rorison, technical adviser for TrainingPort, was describing the role of the maintainer to us during the NBAA … Continue reading

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The One Fear Which Haunts Aviation

It’s time to be frank. Aviation is fearful. “But aviation is safer than ever. The accident rate is at an all time low. The chances of death in an airplane are far less than riding in a car,” you say. … Continue reading

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Share the Love in Your Flight Department: 3 Ways to Show Appreciation at Work

When was the last time someone noticed your effort and said “thanks”? When was the last time you stopped to appreciate others? If you’re like most of us, feeling appreciated is not usually something that happens at work. So here … Continue reading

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