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The Compelling Case for Business Aviation

  Why Business Aviation Matters “The truth is more important than the facts”, according to Frank Lloyd Wright.  The truth is business aircraft are extremely valuable tools… and the economic facts have created a lot of confusion.   The truth is decision makers (be they buyers, sellers, partners or entrepreneurs) nearly always make their biggest [...]

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How to Get Hired in a Flooded Market

Pro Pilot Viewpoint Pete Agur, ATP, MBA,CAM Managing Director & Founder  The VanAllen Group, Inc.     How to Get Hired in a Flooded Market   A client recently asked us to create a short list of candidates for two pilot positions.  We ran an ad on the NBAA’s Jobs web page.  We got 380+ [...]

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Hiring Your Lead Pilot

  Hiring your lead pilot is one of the most important decisions you will make… period. Pick the right one and your business aviation travel experiences will be great. But, if you pick the wrong lead pilot you can experience disastrous results.   The critical flight person in your employ is the lead pilot. He [...]

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People: The “Right Stuff” of Business Aviation

  “Our aircraft services allow us to extend our offices and our hours in ways that no other travel mode can.  And the people that provide those services are tremendously important to me and our company.  First and foremost, they are caretakers of our passengers’ safety.  Second, they are our representatives wherever they go and [...]

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Playing the Gripe Game: How to Turn Grousing into a Winning Strategy

  “BRIGHT, ACTION-ORIENTED PEOPLE ARE MOST COMFORTABLE WHEN THEY HAVE A SENSE OF CONTROL AND DIRECTION IN THEIR LIVES. THAT’S WHY THEY MAKE SUCH GOOD PILOTS AND MECHANICS.”   “A MANAGER WHO HAS MASTERED GRIPE JUDO IS ABLE TO DIVERT THE ENERGY OF THE GRIPE INTO POSITIVE ACTION ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT AND ITS [...]

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The Dilemma of the Flying Manager

The Dilemma of the Flying Manager It is said the two happiest days in an airplane owner’s life are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. I’m selling mine now. It’s a beautiful Baron we bought a year and a half ago for our very active consulting business. I will miss [...]

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