posted by Sheryl Barden on September 22, 2023

The Overlooked Maintenance Crisis In business aviation, we’re often quick to discuss the soaring compensation of pilots and the shortage of talent. But behind the scenes, over in the maintenance

posted by Sheryl Barden on August 21, 2023

Burnout can lead to staff departures Recently, an industry friend called to talk about possibly looking for a new job. He told me that he’s had a great experience working

posted by Sheryl Barden on July 21, 2023

I’ve never been a fan of the pilot training contract. Meaning a legal document that binds a pilot to a flight department for a set period of time after earning

posted by Sheryl Barden on June 30, 2023

Pilot simulator photo courtesy of CAE via AINonline for Barden’s June 2023 AINsight column: Navigating the Pilot Sim Training Slot Issue Not too long ago, several aviation directors asked me

posted by Sheryl Barden on May 19, 2023

With pilots spending much of their time at work at high altitudes with increased exposure to UV rays, sunscreen is important to help protect them from skin cancer. (Photo: Photograph

posted by Sheryl Barden on April 21, 2023

James from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons This guest blog, “AINsight: Does Size Really Matter,” originally appeared on on April 21, 2023. Does Size Really Matter?

posted by Sheryl Barden on March 17, 2023

Dr. Sian Proctor was a keynote speaker at 2021 NBAA-BACE as well as last week’s NBAA Leadership Conference where she discussed the pressure she feels as a woman in the

posted by Sheryl Barden on February 17, 2023

What are your flight department's rules regarding earning extra cash as a contractor? Be up front and read the fine print, says Sheryl Barden in her February AINsight article.The “gig

posted by Sheryl Barden on January 20, 2023

Photo credit: Dassault This AINsight guest column, “Don’t Shoot the Messenger,” originally appeared in Aviation International News. Every week, my API colleagues and I find ourselves in a “change agent”

posted by Sheryl Barden on December 16, 2022

Matt McNeil, founder, president, clinical director, and director of human performance at LiftAffect, presents on mental health in aviation during the 2022 Bombardier Safety Standdown. (Photo: Bombardier) This AINsight column