I am Lindsey McFarren, the president of McFarren Aviation Consulting (MAC). MAC provides consulting services to the general aviation (GA) industry. My experience in the GA industry is varied: I owned and operated a flight school, worked for a large fractional ownership provider in Ohio, was the Manager of Regulatory Affairs at NATA, and served as the first Director of the Air Charter Safety Foundation. I also worked for the Transportation Security Administration as the Assistant General Manager of GA Programs. I am accredited as an IS-BAO auditor, an Air Charter Safety Foundation Industry Audit Standard auditor, and an NATA Safety 1st Ground Auditor.
MAC specializes in safety, security, and compliance consulting for Part 135 on-demand charter operators, Part 91 flight departments, FBOs, and flight schools. Our goal is to provide real world, practical solutions to the GA industry.
A full biography and more information about MAC can be found at www.mcfarrenaviation.com.
Note: I am not an attorney. I do not even play one on TV or in the movies. I believe the GA industry can be safer and more successful if we share our experiences. That’s the purpose of this blog – to share what I see in the field in the hopes you take something away from my experience. Any advice or suggestions are provided for educational purposes only. I can’t guarantee a method that worked for another company will work for yours. Nothing I say on this blog (or ever, in any forum) should be construed as legal advice.
Confidentiality is absolutely critical in my position. Clients have to be comfortable sharing with me the good, the bad, and the ugly if I am to help them be the best they can be. I occasionally use actual examples in this blog but no identifying information is EVER used. Some stories are purely hypothetical.