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Private Jet Podcast

Summary: Increase value and reduce risk with the Private Jet Podcast. In this show for private jet principles. partners, and passengers you'll learn how to own, operate, and fly on private jet. Get industry expertise on aircraft, operations, support, staffing, strategies, systems, platforms, and tools that will help you avoid costly mistakes and get full enjoyment out of your business, corporate, chartered, or personal jet. Your host Tom Wachowski has over 20 years of experience and nearly 7000 flight hours in public, private, charter, and corporate aviation operations. If increasing value and reducing risk is important in your private aviation ventures... or if you'd like to learn all about private jets, this show is for you!

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 #57 | Throwback Episodes – Vision, Values, & Leadership PLUS The Right People & Partners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:02

show notes coming soon

 #56 | Defending The Business Jet w/ Craig Picken | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:55

We're back after a whirlwind Fall.  Enjoy this episode on defending your company's use of business jet(s) to create value. More show notes coming soon.  -Tom

 #55 | The Pilot Shortage – Drivers That Keep Good Pilots Around | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:42

This episode discusses the pilot shortage problem and helps answer the question,  “How do I keep my pilots(s)?” We’ll hack through the hearsay and discuss five data points that can drive your pilot retention up, or down… so you can decide how to manage pilot retention in your flight operation. […]

 #54 | Privatization of Air Traffic Control, AIRR Act – HR 2997 w/ NBAA’s Dan Hubbard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:14

The AIRR Act – H.R.2997 is a bill designed to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding, which runs out September 30th, 2017. But, it contains language for privatizing air traffic control (ATC) by handing the ATC current system to a non-for-profit corporate entity, empowered with taxing authority and overseen by […]

 #53 | Business Aviation Contracts, Negotiations, & Valuations w/ Private Aviation Attorney James Butler of Shaircraft | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:36

Your private aviation risk-return factor, including financial, legal, and safety, will be based on contractual agreements between you and your aviation provider including charter, membership, fractional and full ownership. The documents behind your business jet travels will contain familiar language, foreign language, and fine print that defines every detail down […]

 #52 | Finding & Filling Charter Jet Flights w/ Paul Mulko & | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:55

Almost every business aviation user has chartered (rented) aircraft to meet their on-demand travel needs. But, until recently, finding available charter aircraft and the associated trip cost was a painful process that took too much time. First we needed to know who provided private aircraft. Then, we had to call […]

 #51 | Private Jet Cards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:54

Accessing private aviation to support your business or family travel goals can be accomplished via four main methods:  ownership, charter, club, and private jet card.  Each method meets a market need with the jet card being one of the industry’s latest innovations. But, what is the jet card? And, what […]

 #50 | Aircraft Overview – Falcon 2000S vs. Challenger 350 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:22

Free Report:  Falcon 2000S vs. Challenger 350 Cost Analysis. When you utilize business aviation, chartering, leasing, or buying into a business aircraft, you’ll need to decide which aircraft matches or exceeds your expectations. Choosing the wrong aircraft means inevitable frustration.  It feels like work managing the asset.  Choosing the right […]

 #49 | Aircraft Residual Values & Other Market Intelligence w/ Paul Cardarelli of JetNet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:29

To make smart business aircraft decisions, you’ll need real-time, comprehensive industry intelligence.  Data!  For aircraft principles, partners, and passengers… this data helps you determine how to move your asset on the chess board. In this episode, Paul Cardarelli from JetNet, the world leader in aviation market intelligence since 1988, joins […]

 #48 | What Aircraft Costs are Important? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:28

What’s it cost?  This is almost always the first question in business aviation. But, it’s the wrong first question. Instead, first ask “what costs are important?”  This is quality planning discussed in episode 47.  Identifying the important costs (metrics) first means straighter path, less surprises, better quality control later. To […]

 #47 | “Quality by Design” in Business Aviation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:07

All industries… small and large, local and global, succeed or struggle based on quality. This is most evident in manufacturing… think Toyota vs. American car manufacturers. But, other sectors center on quality, too… from healthcare to energy to technology to transportation:  the “good vs. great” differentiator is always quality, revealed in […]

 #46 | Identify, Recruit, Place Qualified Aviation Professionals w/ George Kythreotis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:22

Get the right people on the bus, in the right seats.  First “who,” then “what.”  This is classic “Good to Great” thinking for business… and business aviation. With the right people flying, maintaining, and administering your private aviation activities, risk goes down, value goes up.  Think, maximum ROI. But, how do […]

 #45 Threat & Error Management in Business Aviation Ops. w/ Shannon Forrest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:15

Today, we’re discussing threats and errors inside business aviation operations that can eat away safety margin and expose private jet principals and passengers to unnecessary risk. To help us, we’re joined by author, speaker, and aviation safety advocate, Shannon Forest.  He’s here to identify and handle these sometimes silent threats/errors […]

 #44 | Summer of Safety – 3 Must-Attend Safety Events | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:15

Show notes to be posted soon.

 #43 | Summer of Safety – Calibrating Team Capacity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:52

The multitude of unseen duties that keep your business aviation assets operating safely, smoothly, and on budget require peoples' bandwidth. But, as more and more bandwidth is utilized, team capacity is consumed and risk rises. Not good. To help your operation manage this “too much to do” risk factor, I'll […]


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