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Pete Agur, Jr.

Pete Agur, Jr.
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As Chairman of VanAllen, Pete Agur guides his company's strategic direction, marketing, and select client projects. After working for four airframe manufacturers, he began consulting in 1985. An accomplished aviation writer and speaker, he is a former Army aviator, safety officer, and flight instructor. He holds an ATP rating for fixed wing aircraft and commercial helicopters, a BS in Aeronautical Sciences, and an MBA.
Are You Safe?

Are You “Safe”?

Are you safe? Just because you arrive at your destination with no damage to you, your passengers, or your aircraft, does not necessarily mean...
Safety Guards

Safety Guards

Aircraft owners and executives directly contribute to aviation risks. They do it day-to-day, flight-by-flight. They do it actively, passively, overtly, and through neglect. As a...

The Graceful Goodbye

Your pilots and technicians are the best of the best. Or not. The fact is that 80% of professionally flown aircraft accidents are caused...

Set Up for Success

“You set Bill up to fail. Without some significant changes, your next Aviation Manager will fail, too.” Having to deliver these harsh words to a...

Creating Your New Flight Department

Imagine this conversation between a first-time aircraft buyer and a consultant, which describes how to establish an in-house flight department: Buyer: My Board recommended we...

The Fabled Pilot Shortage

Predicted for years but postponed until recently, the severe pilot shortage now is upon us. With the economy improving, the stock market up, and healthier...