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At a Career Crossroads? Take It to the Next Level—Or Not

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Most of us—during our business aviation journey—come to a career crossroads. It’s that inevitable point at which we decide which path to follow. Will it be to thrive as an […]

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AINsight: Impact of Aviation Management

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Over the past few years, and especially during Covid, aviation management companies have experienced explosive growth. This is due in large part to the influx of new aircraft owners—both high-net-worth […]

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As seen in JETNET iQ PULSE: Keeping it Classy

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This “Keeping it Classy” article originally appeared in the March 11th issue of the JETNET iQ PULSE newsletter. Download the PDF here. FromRollie Vincent, JETNET iQ Creator/Director “Sheryl Barden, one of our […]

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AINsights: An Awakening

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Unlikely as it might seem, in many ways, the pandemic has been an awakening. It’s temporarily relieved the pressure valve on the pilot shortage. It’s gotten companies to innovate in […]

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Middle Managers: Bizav’s ‘Unsung Heroes’

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A VP or Aviation Director might get credit as the leader of a flight department. But if you ask me, middle managers oftentimes are the “unsung heroes” of business aviation. After […]

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Six Months to CAM: I Did It and So Can You!

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I DID IT! That is, I completed NBAA’s Six Months to CAM program, passed the exam, and I’m now an officially Certified Aviation Manager (CAM). For those unfamiliar, many equate a CAM […]

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AINsight: Restoring Civility in the Workplace

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Everywhere I go it seems like controversial topics quickly become front and center. At my book club, my weekly golf group, in work meetings, and of course on TV. As a […]

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Seven ‘Silent Saboteurs’ That Limit Our Success

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It’s typical “standard operating procedure” to reflect on our wins and losses, and then apply the lessons learned to our next challenge. But what about some of our deeply rooted behaviors […]

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AINsight: Light at the End of ‘Proficiency’ Tunnel

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This week, we watched the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine depart via air from Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was amazing—and gratifying—to witness aviation play such a big role. The culmination […]

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How to Manage Stress & Job Insecurity

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Training aviation pros how to manage stress on the job? That’s a piece of cake. But how about facing personal threats—like a threat to job security? Or worse, when the […]

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Year-in-Review Annual Report

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‘Tis the season to see how far we’ve come in the past 12 months. And this year especially. Despite what 2020 has delivered, we all have had major experiences worth […]

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AINsight: Making the ‘Handshake Connection’

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The investment mogul Warren Buffett once asked, “Ever give a firm handshake over a speakerphone?” This quote from a decade-old “No Plane, No Gain” initiative has stayed with me because nothing […]

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How to Connect During COVID: Why Networking Matters

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No matter the industry, most of us tend to find jobs via the strength of our connections. It’s all about relationships. Genuine, true relationships. And building those relationships happens through good, solid, […]

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What is a ‘Bridge Job’ and Will it Ruin My Resume?

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When 2020 began, one of the last thoughts on the minds of aviation jobseekers was the possibility of considering a “bridge job” instead of a dream job. Now, nine months into […]

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Aviation Scholarships: Tips and Tricks of the Trade

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Aviation scholarships — specifically those awarded in business aviation — can often seem like “pie-in-the-sky” pursuits. That is: difficult to win, with a lot of hoops to jump through and […]

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AINsight: Getting Back to Business Amid Covid

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Last weekend, I asked my friend Elena, the proprietress of two of San Francisco’s busiest restaurants, how the return to dining was going. She laughed and said, “There are three […]

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AINsight: Getting Back to Business Amid COVID

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Last weekend, I asked my friend Elena, the proprietress of two of San Francisco’s busiest restaurants, how the return to dining was going. She laughed and said, “There are three […]

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AINsight: Is the Pilot Shortage Over?

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“Is the Pilot Shortage Over?” is an AINsight blog originally published for Aviation International News on September 18, 2020.   “Well, that fixes the pilot shortage.” This has been the “word on the […]

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Furloughed Airline Pilots: Will They Take Our Bizav Jobs?

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On October 1, we expect to see more furloughed airline pilots flocking to business aviation. That’s when the CARES Act funding expires for the commercial aviation sector. That also means that […]

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API’s Aviation Outplacement Service May Never Be More Critical

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Losing one’s job can be a traumatic experience at any time, but especially during a global pandemic. And particularly when opportunities are scarce. In the wake of COVID-19, aviation professionals cannot […]

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