WRITTEN 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

WRITTEN 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

WRITTEN BY Jennifer Pickerel on August 17, 2023

Despite the fact that I’ve worked in business aviation for nearly 20 years, I do not come from an “aviation family.” Flying is not “in our blood,” and we’re not

WRITTEN 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

WRITTEN 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

WRITTEN BY Jennifer Pickerel on June 29, 2023

IWF’s Leadership Fellows Program class of 2022-23. I love my job, I really do. But sometimes we all fall into a predictable rhythm—one that lulls us into complacency and causes

WRITTEN BY Jennifer Pickerel on June 7, 2023

At the May 2023 NBAA Aviation Maintenance Conference, a panel of hiring experts tackled tough topics. Panels included (from left to right) Jennifer Pickerel, Jim Elston, Greg Hamelink, Kevin Flynn

WRITTEN BY Sheryl Barden on May 19, 2023

Downsizing often results in your “retained” employees leaving, too. No doubt you’ve heard of the mass layoffs in tech. Not to mention the rumors of flight department closures and layoffs

WRITTEN 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