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NBAA Flight Plan Podcasts

NBAA Flight Plan is a regular podcast featuring business aviation news and information for people on the go. Each issue provides an overview of important developments affecting NBAA Members, and the Association’s work to advocate for their interests. Listen to NBAA Flight Plan to hear the latest operational, regulatory and legislative news, and what it means for companies of all sizes, all across the U.S., that rely on business aviation to succeed. Subscribe to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast via iTunes or listen to past issues on NBAA.org.

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Recession-Proofing Your Flight Department

If a recession is on the horizon, are there steps you can take with regard to your flight operation? Lessons learned from the last “Great Recession” offer valuable insights and tips.


16 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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NBAA Tailors Safety Program to Meet Needs of Alaskan Operators

The Association recently held its first safety workshop in Alaska, where pilots often face a different operating environment than they would elsewhere in the U.S. … Continued

11 May 2015

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Tips for Flying to Mexico

Cabotage rules can vary from country to country, but Mexico’s are easy to remember. Learn more in this episode of NBAA's NBAA Flight Plan podcast and subscribe today on iTunes or Google Play Music.

9 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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Training Critical to Avoiding Runway Excursions

Disaster can strike quickly in an aircraft, and solid training can be the key to avoiding disaster – especially when it comes to takeoffs. “The … Continued

2 May 2016

Rank #4

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Preparing for the Next Generation of Aircraft Maintenance Specialists

The NBAA Maintenance Committee wants to develop the next generation business aircraft technician, and its scholarship program is an important part of that process, said … Continued

27 Mar 2017

Rank #5

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Operators: Tips for Thunderstorm Avoidance

Learn how to use new technology to help avoid thunderstorms in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.


29 Apr 2019

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Flight Management Systems Can Help, or Challenge Single-Pilot Operators

While a flight management system (FMS) is designed to make things easier for a pilot, it can also make flying more difficult. An FMS helps … Continued

9 May 2016

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Tips to Explain a ‘No-Go’ Decision

The NBAA Flight Plan podcast offers tips for having difficult conversations with passengers when trips are delayed or cancelled.


9 Mar 2020

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Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel to Reduce Carbon Emissions in Business Aviation

Sustainable alternative jet fuel is a key part of business aviation’s plan to reduce carbon emissions industry-wide.


20 May 2019

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What You Need to Know About Privacy in the Age of ADS-B

With the ADS-B compliance deadline about a month away, NBAA examines what business aircraft operators need to know about protecting their privacy.


25 Nov 2019

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New Study Proves Business Aviation’s Value; NBAA-BACE Education Session Looks Deeper at Results

A recent study from NEXA Advisors shows that America’s best companies rely on business aviation to succeed. The study found that S&P 500 companies using … Continued

2 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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Standardized Training is Coming for Part 135 Flight Crews

Learn about changes to Part 135 training and the effect they’ll have on operators in the March 25, 2019, NBAA Flight Plan podcast.


25 Mar 2019

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New Business Aviation Group Forms in Alabama

Business aviation leaders in Alabama recently met to form the new Alabama Business Aviation Association (ABAA). Ryan Waguespack, vice president of business development at Priority … Continued

9 Mar 2015

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NextGen Routing Will Soon Provide Relief for East Coast Operators

Business aircraft pilots tired of delays and reroutes along the East Coast of the U.S. will soon find relief from the congestion and delays that are common in the region.


9 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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The Importance of Supplemental Oxygen

While there are regulations that govern when pilots should use supplemental oxygen, experts say it's more important to focus on how you feel in the cockpit, rather than the altitude. "Everyone is different and some people need oxygen [at a lower altitude] and some people can tolerate a little bit higher," said Dr. Brent Blue, a senior aviation medical examiner, in this May 2017 edition of NBAA Flight Plan.


8 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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NBAA-BACE to Put Workforce Challenges and Solutions in Spotlight

Though the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is still months away from arriving in Orlando this October, an exciting program of education sessions is already in the works.

2 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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What Does it Take to Fly a ‘Climb Via’ SID?

Last week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast looked at the phraseology “climb via,” which has caused some confusion since it was introduced in 2014. This week, the podcast examines the practical implications of flying a climb via departure. “NextGen is all about fitting more aircraft in a smaller airspace and the intent of the procedure designers, both SIDs and STARs, is that they be auto flown,” said NBAA Access Committee member Keith Gordon, who participated on the team that led to climb via implementation. “However, we have to be trained, we have to be skilled enough that when something happens. whether a controller has to intervene, that we have the ability to do it.”

9 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Podcast: NBAA Helps Showcase Career Opportunities in Business Aviation

NBAA’s Kristi Ivey and Jo Damato took part in Auburn University’s first-ever Business Aviation Day – a two-day event devoted entirely to the industry.


30 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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NBAA2015 Looks to the Future of Unmanned Flight

The Department of Transportation wants all unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the U.S. to be registered, and NBAA is part of the working group on … Continued

2 Nov 2015

Rank #19

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Podcast: Workforce Recruitment and Retention in Business Aviation

Dean Walters and Mary Poirier of the Western Michigan Business Aviation Association discuss workforce retention strategies.


14 Jan 2019

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