Mente Group, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Aero Law Group PC plan to host a week-long aircraft acquisition and operations course for flight department leaders and managers, according to a February 12 announcement. The Business of Business Aviation course will be held June 3 to 7 at Embry-Riddle’s David B. O’Maley College of Business in Daytona Beach, Florida, with instructors provided by the three host organizations.
Topics of the course will include accounting, budgeting, corporate financing and legal and tax issues around business aircraft purchases. “This course is a must attend for those in the industry and those breaking into the corporate flying industry,” said Cole White, Mente Group v-p of strategic consulting, who also will serve as one of the course instructors. The curriculum also covers aircraft selection, the transactional process, and pitfalls for aircraft acquisition and disposition, and asset life-cycle management, White said.
In addition to White, the course’s instructors include Kevin Austin, founder of Bellevue, Washington-based Aero Law Group, and accounting professor Bert Zarb and associate professor of management John Longshore, both of Embry-Riddle. Mente Group is a Dallas-based business aviation broker and consultancy.