Sliding through a right turn over Hickory, I examined the mountains rising above the fog while trying to enjoy the cold airport coffee I'd brought up with me. The weather, that was meant to improve, had only gotten worse since we left horse country.
If you are a business owner, you know that managing social media sucks. Even for just an individual social media channel, it can feel like a full-time job: Think up content, make posts daily, and keep an eye on the inbound engagement and respond to users.
Flight deck setup or preflight, can often be one of the busiest sections of the flight for the crew. How can we use some of the procedures outlined for cockpit setup to organize our team’s tasks?
If I am the Captain, I know to have my team ready at these gates. If I am the Crew Chief, who manages the ramp side operations, I know I need to have the airplane serviced to certain levels at these milestones. If I am a director of maintenance, I know I need to have the maintaining completed by a certain point. And as a manager, I can use data on these checkpoints to evaluate my team’s performance in real time.