Category Archives: Safety Managers

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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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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Quantum Safety Metrics: A Way to Measure Your Aviation Safety Initiatives

Perhaps you would like a tool to help Management better understand the safety needs and initiatives of your department. Or maybe you would like to track the progress of your safety program with hard data or to build team goals … Continue reading

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Who Can You Trust in Business Aviation?

Trust is sorely lacking in our society. Every day we hear of a government leader or sports figure who has betrayed us. Trust is on the decline in the field of aviation as well. “falsified training records” “had prior certificate … Continue reading

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