Since 1964, Reno has been home to the National Championship Air Races. This year, the Reno Air Races will run from September 11th through September 15th. This Air Show is, according to USA Today and 10 Best, one of the 10 Best Air Shows around the world. In addition to the Air Races, this year will also see a number of civilian performers, including the Jet Man.
The Rim fire near Yosemite has been a devastating fire that has brought smoke pouring in to the Reno area. Dense smoke has caused the air quality index (which measures particulates in the air) up to a staggering 348. For comparison sake, 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is considered moderate, 101-150 is unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151-200 is unhealthy for everyone, 201-300 prompts health warnings, and above 300 is a health alert where everybody may experience serious health effects. The poor visibility and dangerous air quality has started affecting events and aviation alike.
When you are looking at switching from a classroom-based training to an online-based training, there are great number of positives. Last month, we went over 10 reasons that online training makes sense, including, online training is cheaper, more agile, and more accessible. However, this doesn’t mean it is for everybody. Today, I’ll go over six things that your staff must have to make your online training successful.
It would be hard to call Leonardo Da Vinci anything other than a man ahead of his time. Between 1452 and 1519, Leonardo did just about everything. He is most famous today for his skills as a painter, where he painted some small works- like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. His sketches of man were the most anatomically correct to date (The Vitruvian Man). He was also a famed sculptor, musician, architect, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, writer mathematician, engineer and inventor. He conceptualized things far beyond his time, including concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull for ships, a tank and, most interesting to those of us in the aviation industry, a helicopter.
A couple months ago, we talked about bonuses and how they are a tricky animal to tame. Too small and the impact of the bonus can be negative but too big and you risk the same situation. One main point from that article that can be taken away is that people aren’t purely motivated by money. With that being the case, what alternative methods can you use to get the most out of your employees?
The last few months, we have discussed at length online aviation security training, covering everything from who needs to take training, who is commonly forgotten, how to make your training more efficient, and how much you could spend developing your own training.
All of this is aimed at helping you, and your company, make the best choices possible to not only save money but to make your company more efficient and safe. This month, we take a look why moving your training online is the way to go.
This month, the Paris Air Show captured headlines as aircraft makers provided a glimpse into the future. Between NetJets making a big splash with big orders and new planes being unveiled, as well as a look into future technology that was on display, the future of aviation looks bright.
In May, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an advisory circular regarding the reporting of wildlife strikes. This advisory circular cancels an old one from 2004. Make sure you are up to date so nothing runs “a fowl.”
The state of being simple, uncomplicated or uncompounded; restraint in ornamentation
Simplicity is a wonderful thing at a time where seemingly everything is getting more and more complex. As the definition suggests, simple isn’t complicated, unnecessary or overdone. There are no distractions, bells or whistles.
But how does this apply to aviation security training? Is simplicity still a good thing?
Let’s take a look.