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From The Cockpit Episode 9: Memorial Day Travel

In episode 9 of From the Cockpit, the Magellan Jets podcast, Chief Operating Officer Todd Weeber explains why everyone must focus on safety while taking part in Memorial Day travel this weekend. Weeber also explores what Tropical Storm Arthur and this year’s hurricane season have in store, as well as how commercial travel layoffs will impact the business aviation landscape. Click the link below to listen to the full episode.


As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend is prime time for travel. However, this year’s holiday will be a bit different due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the latest episode, Weeber explains why we should take time to reflect on the holiday’s origins.

“This is the weekend where we are supposed to honor the sacrifice given by those who paid the ultimate price and their families,” says Weeber. He believes we can pay homage to their service by continuing to adhere to safe practices to combat the coronavirus.

In particular, Weeber hopes everyone continues to cover their faces, wash their hands and surfaces, as well as maintain proper social distance and monitoring systems. Taking these precautions are the least we can do to safely celebrate Memorial Day this year.

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Beyond taking precautions, fixed based operators, or FBOs, must also adhere to enhanced health and safety guidelines. Weeber explains that all private terminals and their personnel must specific standards as outlined by government agencies and Magellan Jets.

“We make it clear that on behalf of our guests and their fellow passengers, that there’s a certain safety standard that must be maintained,” says Weeber. “We’re going with the ultimate recommendations by the FAA… but also CDC and FDA requirements.”

Additionally on the podcast, Weeber talks about Tropical Storm Arthur and the 2020 hurricane season. He also chats how changes to commercial travel will affect business aviation. Click the link above to listen tot the full episode.

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