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    Claudia Culmone

    As a Communications Specialist for NATA Compliance Services, Claudia brings with her a wealth of writing knowledge and experience. She worked as a legal and business investigative journalist for over 10 years, interviewing business owners, state legislators, judges and attorneys. Claudia also spent five years as an online content writer and account manager. In this capacity, she composed blogs, press releases, professional biographies and web pages for a wide range of industries, including legal. Claudia worked directly with clients to understand what their needs were, project future concerns and help them achieve their goals. Outside the office, Claudia has a second career as a fictional author. She is also an avid photographer, history junkie, weekend traveler, and a collector of music and international fairytales. Claudia holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah.

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    Top 6 Questions Regarding Marijuana Use In the Aviation Industry

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Tue, Dec 12, 2017



    The use of marijuana for medical or recreational use continues to gain legal ground across the U.S., leaving many people in the Aviation Industry wondering how this affects their operation. In a previous blog post, we discussed the confusion surrounding this topic and presented facts concerning marijuana. To provide more clarity, we answer the top 6 questions that aviation companies have:

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    China’s Aviation Growth Fuels U.S. Flight Schools

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Fri, Nov 10, 2017



    ~ Updated January 11, 2022

     

    The Aviation Industry in China and Asia Pacific is booming, bringing new opportunities to American flight schools. According to Brookfield Aviation International, the region’s commercial airlines are expected to acquire around 35,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years. This need for additional aircraft is a direct result of a strengthening economy that is generating an ongoing, annual 5.7 percent increase in air travel demand. In fact, it is estimated that by 2036, 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) will belong to Asia Pacific.

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    Background Checks Part 2: AIE vs. FOIA

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Fri, Jul 14, 2017



    Safety is paramount in the aviation industry and hiring the right pilot is important in maintaining that high standard. In a previous post, we looked at driving records. While running a Federal Aviation Administration records check is required under the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), you also have the option to run an Accident, Incident and Enforcement (AIE) report; or submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. However, what is the difference between the two?

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    Background Checks Part 1: What's in a driving record?

    Posted by Claudia Culmone on Tue, Jul 11, 2017



    Conducting a full review of an applicant’s background is an effective way to determine if they will be an asset to your company. In this two-part background checks blog series, we dive into the benefits and challenges associated with these checks. 

    The two options when retrieving driving record details are as follows:

    1. The National Driver Register (NDR) check
    2. The Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check 
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    "I have to say that using NATA is the the best decision I have made in starting and running our 135 Dept. Early on Emily and the entire group never got tired of my endless questions! *Not that they showed anyway;-). We use them for EVERYTHING, starting at PRIA, Drug Program, Records Storage, all the way thru Audit Prep and just answering all my questions. I seriously could not do this without them. Even when my rep Emily is busy, I can rely on Claudia, or Dan for immediate help. The service we receive is well worth what we pay and then some!!"

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    I got a gold star from the TSA inspector who inspected our flight school last year, but that's because my company paid me ground time to research AFSP and make a new AFSP student checklist. Even so, I had one (of 3) AFSP applicants rejected initially due to some of the errors you talk about in the blog. I just wanted to shoot you an email and say thanks for making the effort to clarify the process for all of us. I get the impression that there are a lot of the CFIs out there in the small flight schools who haven't got a clue about the AFSP process. So go ahead and feel good about yourself for helping all us lost boys stay in business and out of the trouble.

    Patrick

    - The CFI