SHARED BIZAV FLIGHT OPS

Precision Aircraft Management flies clients aboard Gulfstream G200, Pilatus PC12 and 2 Citation XLs

Based at APA and operating under Part 91, this company serves the air travel needs of area businesses.


Pilot hiring requirements

Scheduler Andrea Walsh joined the company in October 2016. Some of her responsibilities include client communication, coordinating needs and making reservations.

Precision pilots are all ATP rated with an average of 5000 hours of logged flight time. When hiring, the company requires the same and looks for experience, type ratings and violations. They also require a background check.

As with many bizav flight departments, the team looks for a pilot who is a good fit. They look for someone who the customer is going to be comfortable with, is detail oriented, has initiative, and will be an asset to the team. When there is a pilot need the 1st priority is to move within the company.

Aircraft fleet and equipment

Each aircraft consistently flies 2 to 3 trips per week, primarily domestic within the lower 48. The G200 does approximately 12 international trips each year.

Precision's initial Pilatus PC12 was chosen for its endurance, range, payload capabilities, and low operating costs. The aircraft is perfect for the variety of flying the company does into busy airfields, mountain airports, trips to the west coast, and Mexico. The PC12 is equipped with dual Garmin 530 WAAS/Nav/Comm units, a Bendix King KMD 850 MFD and Honeywell 5-inch EFIS displays for both pilot and copilot.

The Citation Excel and XLS are the perfect aircraft to provide increased speed without sacrificing cabin space and comfort. They're equipped with the Honeywell Primus 1000 Avionics, displayed on 3 screens. The Excel incorporates a Honeywell FMS whereas the XLS features a Universal.

Precision's Gulfstream G200 was chosen for its long range and large roomy cabin. The 6 ft 3 in tall cabin seats 9 passengers and the cockpit features Collins Pro Line 4 avionics with dual FMS and 5 displays.

As Precision grows, employees are working hard to standardize operations across all airplanes. The team is also working to formalize roles as they advance toward Part 135 certification. Part of the process involves developing a training curriculum that will include a number of in-house disciplines. In addition to required online course training through FSI, they will hold quarterly safety meetings to examine case studies and discuss as how to apply best practices.

In conjunction with Part 135 certification, Precision plans to develop a Safety Management System followed by ARGUS certification.

Conclusion

Precision Aircraft Management is built on relationships, and continues to grow by cultivating 1 personal connection at a time. Their goal is to serve as an extension of the businessperson's professional team by providing customers with a personal boutique touch where clients are partners.

"One of the best things I have learned along the way is that you don't have to do business with everyone to be successful; you just need to choose the right ones," summarizes Dole.

Cindy Youngblood holds an ATP license and is type rated in the BE400, CE500 and CE560XL. She serves as president of Women in Corporate Aviation and has extensive experience in both Part 91 and Part 135 ops.



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