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Aviation Posts by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert

What’s in the cards at EBACE?

There is an alarming ongoing trend at EBACE. There was a time that halls were filled wall to wall and several major aircraft manufactures had exhibits that looked like an estate with a palace on it. Not anymore. Some major players in the industry are not even exhibiting. The costs are too high and the return on investment too low. There is competition from smaller but more specialized and targeted events and where the costs of participating are lower. It may be high time for the organizers to pu...

EBACE Tips

Ever went to an exhibition at a convention and you had the feeling that the looks of the people on the exhibition floor are trying to figure out how much money you have in your offshore bank account?  Here are some valuable hints how to get an extra glass of orange juice or champagne at a booth even if don’t have such a banking mechanism for excise savings at your avail. The following tips will result in exhibition sales staff with that typical muscle spasm on their face bending backwa...

How about an h-VTOL jet?

Welcome to Sirius Aviation AG, a trailblazer in the aerospace sector, dedicated to revolutionizing air travel with their century-refined flagship creation, the sleek Sirius Jet, the first hydrogen-powered VTOL aircraft (Vertical Take-Off and Landing). Sirius designed the two zero-emission jet models in collaboration with BMW’s Designworks innovation studio and the ‘Formula 1’ motorsport company Sauber Group.The Sirius Business Jet, carrying a pilot and up to three passengers and tailored to priv...

Becoming as super-rich as the Middle-East

Just like in the Middle-East, it is all about fuel. But no drilling. No way, José! Pumping? Yes! Pumping seawater and for instance the Caribbean islands are actually swimming in it. This is no joke or dilly-dally. Oh no! As the emperor of France once said, ’Not tonight Josephine’. This is serious business. And not in the least for the aviation industry worldwide.The Caribbean communities could flourish. Islands swimming in the seawater will not be the same as island swimming in money, however th...

Encouraging statistics

Looking at encouraging stabilizing statistics is like looking through the glass window of the oven when baking a soufflé. It may be holding, but with a little breeze it will still go puffffff and fall apart.Be careful about using or interpreting encouraging statistics for the purpose of forecasting. If times are tough, statistics don’t help, a savior might. The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season is predicted to be one of the most active on record. “C’est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show on...

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

No, it isn’t what you think. It’s not about climate change, pandemic, or recession.  Continue reading because the clues are all around us. It is about being ‘more the show than the go’, ‘putting the money where the mouth is’ and particularly that ‘a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing’. The Dunning-Kruger Effect is a phenomenon of overestimating one’s own abilities. It is far more common than you may think. Confidence is so highly prized that many people would rather pret...

Opportune Solution for Air Traffic Controllers shortage

There is a worldwide shortage of Air Traffic Controllers; roughly 4,000 in Europe and the USA alone. A small island in the Dutch Caribbean could contribute to part of a solution because of its exceptional air space and air traffic situation. There is a desire to establish an international Air Traffic Control (ATC) Academy which provides a situation that may not be available elsewhere. St.Maarten’s Princess Juliana international airport has one tower for Air Space/Traffic Control of six airports...

eVTOL economic mirages

To avoid wasting time in horrible traffic jams, the eVTOL flying machine is a pleasant and fast way to get around. What does AI (Artificial Intelligence) imply in a summary about eVTOLs? “They represent a promising leap forward in aviation technology, offering a blend of efficiency, safety, and environmental consciousness. While they haven’t fully taken flight yet, ongoing developments and negotiations with aviation authorities suggest that eVTOLs are poised for a transformative impact on how we...

Say less for success

The more words one uses, the less are remembered. The success formula is to skip the convoluted and elaborate, the irrelevant, and the unnecessary. Cut the bluff, fluff and stuff.  The greatest virtue of a speaker is to say what is necessary, but also not to say what is not necessary.  Many take far too long to get to the point and then there are those who like to hear themselves talking. Communication should be focused, simple, tranquil, and have a mindful approach. Conversi...

Hints for effective communication

 “Getting messages across depends on the available time for perception of messages which priorities are determined by relevance or pertinence.” I just explained to you, within a 140-character limit, what is essential for communication to be effective.  It is the art of deduction using a sniper level skill. “Get to the point” if you want it even shorter.  Strategic communication is communicating essential information to selected audiences, and to ensure that the communication is noticed by the se...

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert
Cdr. Bud Slabbaert
Country France
City Saint-Martin
Posts 19
Experience 1820 days
About me:

Initiator at CARIBAVIA and RIVIERAVIA conferences.

A Specialist in Strategic Communication – i.e. communicating essential information to selected audiences and to ensure that the communication is noticed by the senses, sticks in the mind, and affects the thinking, behavior, or activities of the audience.

Combine this with his current activities as event organizer, award judge, author, editor, columnist, copy writer, and you may conclude that he is a source of power for corporate communication.