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jetstream11
04-21-2012, 01:02 PM
Hey guys,

I got an opportunity to interview for a flight department manager for a corporate gig and am putting some stuff together. One of the things that I want to present is a checklists for day of operations with what gets accomplished and when.

Was wondering if anybody working in a department has anything that I could take a look at to get some ideas. Or would be willing to provide some insight. Feel free to PM me to get my email address or get another way to get in contact with you.

Thanks in advance


jetstream11
04-24-2012, 04:29 PM
anyone offer any help?

Mink
04-24-2012, 06:29 PM
Not sure exactly what you're after. Is this an "office job" and you're looking for some kind of daily "to do" list to follow? Not sure any such thing exists. I know it doesn't at our flight department. On the flight side, we have checklists (obviously) but not sure if that's what you're after.

Maybe something that will help is IS-BAO (International Standard - Business Aircraft Operations). It's not a checklist, more a guide to establishing "best practices" (at least they are "best" in the IS-BAO publisher's opinion) in your flight department in terms of SOPs, training, maintenance, etc. If nothing else, it would be a good thing with which to be familiar.

Sorry - probably not much help.


Red Forman
04-24-2012, 07:34 PM
I also don't understand what you are asking for.

BoilerUP
04-25-2012, 03:00 AM
Here's what we generally do..maybe its what you are looking for?

Show is 60 minutes prior to departure (domestic).

In that time we preflight the interior & exterior, restock galley including ice & coffee, perform any necessary light cleaning on the airplane and do any last-minute flight planning.

30 minutes prior to departure, we'll have the airplane pulled out of the hangar.

We then hook up a GPU, have the airplane fueled (if required), perform database updates (if required), get the weather, grab a clearance, program the FMS and wait for passengers to arrive.

After we land at home plate, we deplane our passengers, do a postflight, throw flags on the static wicks/pitot tubes, finish our paperwork, then wing-walk the airplane as it is put back in the hangar.

Of course, you've got to be ready to call an audible and modify the plan based on a given situation...

jetstream11
04-25-2012, 12:44 PM
boiler - thanks - this is one of the things I was looking for. Very similiar to what I had as a plan already but it is nice to see how someone else does it.

Mink - yes this would be an office job. I will definately take a look at IS-BAO

FMI
04-25-2012, 07:27 PM
JStream11,
Boilerup mirrored our ops here, are you looking for something else or did that satisfy your request?

ImperialxRat
04-29-2012, 11:30 PM
Boiler, I am going to assume that you're out of a smaller airport maybe? 30min prior being pulled out, gpu, and fuel would not happen for us. Also our database updates seem to take a long time... If one needs to be done I usually start them as soon as possible when arriving to the aircraft.

Thanks for replying though... interesting to hear how others do it. Maybe the OP could tell us what kind of aircraft or airport?

BoilerUP
04-30-2012, 02:20 AM
Boiler, I am going to assume that you're out of a smaller airport maybe?

Yes...and we're beholden to the FBO for GPU and moving the plane.

Thankfully our database updates are USB driven, so they only take 10-15min.

billythekid
05-01-2012, 06:00 AM
If interviewing for a manager job, I'd think I'd dig around places like NBAA, IS-BAO, IBAC, US Customs, Insurance, basic Tax Laws, scheduling, maintenance, engine programs, Southern Border Overflight, Canpass, FlightSafety, Part 91, maybe part 135, fuel programs, experience making ops manuals, training programs, SMS, international handlers, European ETS, etc..... and don't forget the coffee.

PW305
05-01-2012, 10:59 AM
If interviewing for a manager job, I'd think I'd dig around places like NBAA, IS-BAO, IBAC, US Customs, Insurance, basic Tax Laws, scheduling, maintenance, engine programs, Southern Border Overflight, Canpass, FlightSafety, Part 91, maybe part 135, fuel programs, experience making ops manuals, training programs, SMS, international handlers, European ETS, etc..... and don't forget the coffee.

Don't forget the TSA :)

I also recommend 'Business and Corporate Aviation Management' by John Sheehan if you're just starting out in this position

wtrav8r
05-02-2012, 05:22 AM
In addition to John Sheehans book, NBAA has a Management Guide available for downloa on their website. Well worth a read too.