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When hiring a new member of the flight department, do you use a staffing company, or are new employees recruited directly by your company? What’s the selection process like? ur process starts by analyzing the candidate’s experience and licenses. Candidates are interviewed by the flight operations director. Recommended finalists are interviewed by our principal, whose […]

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters embodies the true Aloha spirit

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Who’s your preferred trip planning partner? What’s your favorite thing about working with them? niversal is our favorite provider due to its solid experience in the market. We have a long-term relationship that makes planning a non-event thanks to their staff’s knowledge of our operations and needs. Peter Vedel ATP. Gulfstream G650, Cessna Grand Caravan […]

Hundreds of athletes arrive safely in Orlando thanks to the special olympics airlift event

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Who’s your inflight connectivity provider? What’s the connectivity plan that suits your flight ops needs? Tell us about your experience with these products and services. ogo is my favorite connectivity provider. We use the hourly option. Even though it’s a limited option that’s only valid above 10,000 ft, it works well. David Morris Comm-Multi-Inst. Pilatus […]

Falcon 900LX Selected by UK Ministry of Defence for VIP Transport

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What aviation headsets do you use? Why do you prefer this specific brand and model? ose A20 is the headset I use. It’s the best I’ve found, with the level of noise reduction and comfort needed for all-day use. The Bluetooth feature is fantastic as well. Darren Mills ATP/Helo/CFII. Sikorsky S-92A Captain Jet Aviation Shohola […]

Reviewing 2021 aircraft transactions

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What are your favorite domestic and/or international FBOs? 
What are the reasons you keep visiting them? entastar Aviation PTK (Pontiac MI), Signature MSP (Intl, Minneapolis–St Paul MN), Million Air BUR (Burbank CA), and Signature LAX (Intl, Los Angeles CA) are our favorite FBOs. We use them due to the great services we receive every time […]

Tradewind Aviation

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Does your company’s FOM require aircrews to attend special training (eg, emergency procedures, upset recovery)? Which established training center do you go to? Why? bsolutely. We have special mountain, emergency, upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT), low-visibility, and other training procedures. For that purpose, we prefer CAE. They give us excellent services and helpful tips. […]

New and forthcoming business jets

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Has your company started using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)? What other developments do you see materializing in the future to reach net zero emissions in the aviation industry? e took our 1st uplift last week. It was about 3000 gal. We plan to continue buying SAF if it’s provided at our destinations. Peter Vedel ATP. […]

Connected flight decks

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How have portable electronic devices (PEDs) made your flight operations safer? Do you have any comments on certification or any advice on how to use them appropriately? EDs make accessing up-to-date information effortless. It’s great knowing that you always have the most current information so easily accessible. Kevin Komisor ATP. Gulfstream G150 Chief Pilot A […]

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