Aeronautical Proficiency Training

Advanced Performance Planning and Decision Making: Life of a Ferry Pilot

May 21, 2019 Sarah Rovner Season 1 Episode 11
Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Advanced Performance Planning and Decision Making: Life of a Ferry Pilot
Show Notes

 This is the audio version of an FAA Safety Center - Presentation.

The full video broadcast can be accessed at and qualifies for FAA WINGS Credits. 

As an international ferry pilot flying limited range and often VFR airplanes, performance planning and decision making are critical to a safe flight. This seminar will discuss advanced weather, performance planning, and decision making involved with long cross country flights. This seminar will provide a guide to successfully be able to use your small aircraft to travel longer distances no matter the type.

Sarah Rovner is currently an FAA Safety Team Lead Representative, NAFI Master Instructor, and flies the 757/767 for a major Part 121 airline. Since changing careers after years as a senior network engineer for the oil & gas industry, Sarah has obtained her ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI and has flown about 5000 hours.

As the owner of an international ferry pilot company, FullThrottle Aviation LLC, Sarah has flown over 115 different types of general aviation airplanes in 15 different countries including oceanic crossings in small aircraft.

She continues to stay involved in general aviation through mentoring and education; volunteering at many different events and presenting original seminars on aviation safety and human factors.

Although much of her flying is now professional in nature, she still enjoys flying her Super Cub on her days off. As a regular attendee of Oshkosh and local fly-ins, she enjoys the company and camaraderie that general aviation brings.

FullThrottle Aviation offers international & domestic ferry pilot services. We provide pilots to move airplanes that have been recently purchased or just need to be transported for a variety of reasons.

Although FullThrottle Aviation specializes in small aircraft ocean crossings; we also can ferry agricultural aircraft, tailwheel aircraft, experimental aircraft, vintage aircraft, and many modern aircraft such as G1000 aircraft.

We offer experience in international operations, tracking, constant and quick communication, and a level of combined experience that goes unparalleled in any other operation.

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