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Do you know Kosher? Daniel C. Slapo

Food that conforms to strict Jewish biblical laws pertaining not only to the type of food that may be eaten, but to the kinds of food that can be combined at one meal (for example, meat and dairy products may not be mixed or eaten during the same meal).

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In order to meet kosher standards and receive the kosher seal, food must be prepared under a rabbi's supervision. Present the seal, that is on the wrapped food, to the passenger for their approval. In addition to the kinds of animals considered kosher, the laws also decree that animals be fed organically grown food and killed in the most humane manner possible. The word "kosher" is a derivation of the Hebrew kasher, meaning "proper" or "pure." Because kosher foods bear an inherent hallmark of wholesomeness and quality, they are rapidly becoming popular with a new market of health-conscious consumers. Kosher foods can be purchased in most supermarkets throughout the United States according to Food Lover‟s Companion Book. Now that we have given some definition to what Kosher food is, we are going to break down the different type of food groups to help you to better understand what is kosher and what is not. Fruits and Vegetables – All fruits and vegetables in their natural state are kosher. (Exception: Some products that drive from grapes cannot be used as there are laws against using products of idolatry. For example: Wine was commonly used in the rituals of all ancient religions, and wine was routinely sanctified for pagan purposes while it was being processed. For this reason, use of wines and other grape products made by non-Jews was prohibited. ((Whole grapes are not a problem, nor are whole grapes in fruit cocktail)). Fish – Kosher fish must have both scales and fins like cod, trout, salmon and halibut. Obviously, crustaceans (such as lobster) and other shellfish (such as clams) are not Kosher because they lack scales. Some fish, like the shark and sturgeon, do not meet Kosher requirements due to the structure of their scales or type of skin. (Note: Kosher fish are also neutral and can be served with either dairy or meat). Meats – KOSHER MEAT must come from animals that have split hooves and chew their cud. Because of this requirement, cattle and sheep are the primary livestock used for kosher processing. Some other acceptable animals are buffalo, cattle, deer, goat, moose, and sheep. Hogs are not used because they are not cud chewing animals. Birds / Fowl – There are no signs that designate kosher from non-kosher fowl. The Torah lists 24 types of non-kosher fowl; all the others are presumed kosher. Most domestic birds/ fowl are kosher, including chicken, turkey, duck, and geese. Domesticated pigeons, doves, and song birds are also permitted. Wild birds and birds of prey are forbidden such as Pheasant, Peacock, Guinea hen, Partridge, Swan and certain species of wild ducks, geese, pigeons, or doves. Note: Eggs of non-kosher fowl may not be eaten (Eggs found to have a single spot of blood in it renders it non-kosher)
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Kosher How well are you ready?

Editorial Page 2

Safety Alert for Operator Page 3

Accomplished people skills Page 4 BlogTOWER OF BABEL Page 10


Corporate Flight Attendant News E-Letter Volume 3 Issue 2

From the Editor
This year I am one of the lucky few to help decide the fate of about 45 people to be awarded NBAA Flight Attendant Scholarships. I would like to commend the scholarship committee for their work on making this process as simple as possible. The committee has spent many of hours insuring a fair and just system. While I am not able to receive a scholarship this year, I wanted to share my essay with you. The question I answered was – What makes you a “Professional” business aviation flight attendant/flight technician? This is my answer: Over the years my definition has varied but it boils down to just a few things: Appearance, Training and involvement. While others traits can be added these three are required to be a professional. When you talk about Appearance you are talking about how you present yourself to your work environment either in speaking as well as clothing. In training, you are going to some type of school once a year either it will be safety or some other continued education. And for involvement, you are working with the community by doing some volunteer work or mentoring someone within the community. In addition to the scholarships, I would like to remind you to visit our web site often. We will offer a “Members ONLY” section soon, plus we have been putting up one article on the month when the newsletter is not published. Last month was an article about “Cell Phone Etiquette” written by Kathy Cummins Fly Safe, Daniel C. Slapo Editor

Corporate Flight Attendant Training by Susan C. Friedenberg June 22nd - 25th, 2008 –- Tucson, AZ.
Space is limited to maximize the student's learning experience. One must be prepared and have a thorough understanding of what this industry is all about. You must understand the job / role of being a business aviation flight attendant. It is for this reason that we are conducting our four day training class the Sunday prior to the NBAA Flight Attendant conference which is held on June 27 and 28. You will now have the opportunity to attend our “Corporate Flight Attendant Training” program right before the conference and attend it as an empowered and educated possible flight attendant candidate! If you have recently completed "corporate specific" emergency training, this is an opportunity for you to attend our training and get the rest of the education that will facilitate you in your goal of getting a full time or contract position and empower you to do everything right on that first trip assignment! Attend This Training & Network As An Educated / Empowered Candidate for Employment! At Corporate Flight Attendant Training our three favorite quotes are: "You don't know what you don't know." "You simply do not get a second chance to make a great first impression." "You are a paid guest on the aircraft." For all our training class dates in 2008, please visit our Web site: ©1999-2008 Or contact: Susan C. Friedenberg Telephone: 215.625.4811 Fax: 215.413.9013 E-Mail:


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Corporate Flight Attendant News E-Letter Volume 3 Issue 2

Accomplished people skills are required to be a successful leader
By Shari L. Frisinger
Early in life we are taught to “play nice” and “follow the Golden Rule.” As we grow up and enter the business world, we find out that there are different ways to “play nice.” Others‟ (or our own) behaviors can lead to frustration and general misunderstandings of situations. None of this is productive in the work place. In fact, it can lead to poor morale, a substantial loss of productivity, and counterproductive employee turnover. Those who have learned to minimize these problems are referred to as having good “people skills.” Others may do very well technically, but they are not always the best at team play and often not good at managing. There are four fundamental approaches to good communication that meld into four merged techniques, which layer into eight blended methods. Each method has separate yet predictable actions; all are instrumental in understanding how we relate to other individuals and teams. Once you have learned to recognize certain behaviors for what they are, you can improve your communication channels with co-workers and achieve the results you desire. Do you have, for example, a person who is very task-oriented, direct and a high achiever? How well does that person get along with enthusiastic idea people? How about with someone who is not very forceful, needs consensus, and avoids risks? Or, do you have someone who is detail-oriented and prides him/herself on accuracy and analytical problem solving skills? Each of these people is a very necessary ingredient to an outstanding team. Getting each of them to recognize everyone‟s strengths and accept and appreciate the differences can be a difficult task. This diversity in each of us can be better understood and managed, producing positive outcomes. In this four-part article series, we will look at different parts of Behavioral and Commutative traits as they relate to human action and reaction in the work place. This first article is about speaking and how the human factor can make or break any speaking engagement in both professional and private environments. Part 1 of this series is located on Page 8

Aviation Management Problem Solving Workshop DVD Available
Two weeks ago in Dallas, TX, NATA held its first ever Aviation Management Problem Solving Workshop. The workshop gave participants a chance to interact with an expert panel consisting of Julie Rodwell of Washington State DOT, Mark Macha of Universal Weather & Aviation, George Lehmann of Horizon Business Concepts, David Vernon of NATA and Adam Coulby of NATA on a number of issues regarding the use of technology to manage today‟s aviation businesses. Due to overwhelming member interest, NATA has decided, for the first time ever, to make a seminar available on DVD. Now until the end of April, you can purchase a DVD copy of the 2008 Aviation Management Problem Solving Workshop for only $98.00. In addition to the two-hour long DVD, you will receive a copy of the workshop manual at no extra charge. The following topics below have been indexed on the DVD so you can easily navigate to the ones of most interest to you.  New trends as they affect aviation managers  Importance of e-business  Frustration with having to use multiple software packages  Evolving use of ultra-portable wireless devices on the ramp  How is rapid change transforming general aviation management  Integrating business software management products fully with the internet  Security concerns of data both internally and externally over the internet  Pitfalls of managing multiple services and locations  Maintaining current accurate information  Staying profitable – the whole picture If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the AMPSW DVD, please go to to download the order form or click here and select “Send” to have an order form emailed to you. You will receive an immediate response if you do not make any changes to the system generated email. Congratulations to Curt Inabnit of Glacier Jet Center, who won the $995 Bose Aviation X Headset during the workshop.

Explaining how different personality types communicate in the real time decision bubble of the cockpit and Corporate America, CornerStone Strategies, L.L.C. works with company leaders to focus on effectiveness [“doing the right thing”] and efficiency [“doing things right”]. We work with clients to increase communication skills, strengthen people skills, reinforce teamwork behaviors and achieve results through goal-oriented actions. President Shari L Frisinger, MAS, delves into such communication concepts as listening and attention filters, building rapport in speaking, managing for comfort or efficiency and connecting the disconnects. Shari has had several articles published in the areas of teambuilding and leadership. CornerStone Strategies, L.L.C. is certified by NBAA to offer PDP courses and has given scholarships at NBAA Flight Attendants Conferences, Schedulers and Dispatchers Conferences and Maintenance Managers Conferences. “It isn’t what you said, it’s what they think they heard!”


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Biblical Kosher plus Separation of Meat and Dairy – As above, plus not mixing mean and dairy at the same meal. Kosher Meat – Fresh meat is only purchased at a kosher butcher shop and buying frozen meat must display a hechsher (a symbol of rabbinic supervision). Further Separation of Meat and Dairy – At home this entails two separate sets of dishes, cutlery, and pots and pans. Rabbinic Supervision – Some Jews will only eat prepared foods that have been produced under rabbinic supervision and bear a stamp or symbol called a hechsher. Vegetarianism – Some Jews give up meat altogether. How do you know what is Kosher in the grocery store and what is not? If you are in area where a large population of Jewish patrons live than they will have a section dedicated for them. When buying packaged and prepared food, some people will only buy food that bear a symbol called hechsher as it gives validation that the product is kosher and prepared under rabbinical supervision. There are several hechshers granted by regional and local rabbinic boards. Some of the better-known symbols include:

Dairy Products –A kosher dairy food is a milk product from a kosher animal. Dairy foods include milk, butter, yogurt, cheese (hard or soft), cream cheese, and milk derivatives such as lactose. Note: Since it is not possible to distinguish Kosher milk (ie. Milk from a Kosher animal) from non-kosher milk, rabbinical law requires that milk be supervised from the point of milking until it is bottled in order to guarantee that it comes from a Kosher animal. Most private aircraft caterers will select a certified Kosher kitchen, supervised by a Rabbi, that will prepare the food for your order/flight. Ensure food that will be heated in the oven or microwave is double wrapped as those appliances are non-kosher. When serving kosher food, glass plates and glassware are acceptable, china is not. New plastic utensils are acceptable. Ok, now that is cleared up, you should know that there are other challenges ahead of you based on the religious afflation. I will only list them but I would recommend you do your own research when you have time about these additional requirements. Biblical Kosher – Basically this means avoiding all animals and fish prohibited in the Torah.


Corporate Flight Attendant News E-Letter Volume 3 Issue 2


Corporate Flight Attendant News E-Letter Volume 3 Issue 2

Quickly Gaining Rapport: Speaking Patterns
One of the quickest ways to gain rapport with others is to match their speaking patterns. You don‟t need to match their patterns to the extent the other person senses you are mocking them - or being disrespectful. What exactly could you match? 1. Rate of speech (fast vs. slow) It can be irritating to talk with someone who talks either faster or slower than you do. Generally speaking, a fast talker will mentally handle information more quickly than a slower talker. Let‟s look at situations from each perspective (to make it easy, assume a fast talker is a fast listener and a slower talker is a slower listener): a. Fast talker -> slower listener i. Fast talkers will become annoyed because their listeners cannot keep up, and they have to repeat themselves again and again. They may not even be able to repeat what they initially said, because in their minds, they said it so long ago. ii. Slower listeners will get lost early in the conversation. They will miss not only important highlights but also many details because they are focused on deciphering the jumble of words that are being hurled at them. b. Fast talker -> fast listener i. The fast talker will be in heaven and may not only talk faster, but also leave out words and just hit upon the higher points of discussion. ii. The fast listener will be nodding quickly in agreement and will respond just as fast. c. Slower talker -> fast listener i. The slower talker will be meticulous in speech and detail, and will become frustrated when the fast listener doesn‟t appear to be interested. ii. The fast listener will be taking mental vacations, popping back into this reality to check in and be sure nothing is missed. d. Slower talker -> slower listener i. The slower talker will feel comfortable with the slower listener. There will be numerous pauses and head nodding. ii. The slower listener will be totally in tune with the slower talker and, between the two of them, will examine every point meticulously. Pauses Pauses are critical to slower listeners; pauses give them the opportunity to mentally review what has been said. When the fast talker does not give enough pauses, slower listeners will become annoyed because they may not be able to keep up. When slower talkers pause, it is because they are gathering their thoughts before they verbalize them. They will express these ideas clearly once they have mentally composed them. 3. Words The words you use when conversing play a major part in gaining rapport. For instance, when you use words like “well prepared,” “high standards,” and “very thorough” to a process-driven and analytical person, then you are indeed speaking the same language. Using words like “high energy,” “enthusiastic,” and “full potential” to the same person will result in discomfort and possibly a loss of respect. Listen to the types of words the other person uses and substitute those words for your regular ones in your conversations. Enthusiasm Enthusiasm takes many forms, and it is important to match your enthusiasm level to the other person‟s. Not doing so can have unintended results; you may be perceived as “too emotional,” “not excited enough” or “overly-enthusiastic.” To some people, it is unnerving and possibly intimidating to express enthusiasm quite differently than they do. Tone and vocal variety Have you ever had to strain to hear someone talk? Or felt you had to take steps backwards because it felt like the other person was SHOUTING at you? Either method will dampen willingness to continue the conversation. That‟s not to say you cannot talk softly or loudly. If the person you are talking to is speaking softly, you should soften your voice. If they are more forceful in their speech, you can be more forceful in yours by standing up straighter and speaking from your diaphragm. You can also speak more forcefully in phrases. Facial expressions Some people smile a lot when they talk; others not so much. If you are talking with a person who has a more solemn nature, constant smiling could remind them of the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland. They could be wondering what you are hiding, or if you are not taking them seriously. That could damage your relationship before you even begin. An occasional warm smile along with a nod during a conversation will show your interest and your encouragement. If the other person is very animated, you would do better to be more animated yourself. You can do this by smiling a bigger smile, opening your eyes wider, and even making your mouth into an „O‟ to convey surprise or unexpectedness.





Matching the rate of speech, pauses, enthusiasm and words of other people may not guarantee you instant success in dealing with them. It is more like acknowledging their individuality and showing you respect them. They, in turn, will sense that you understand them and are looking out for their best interests.


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Today we are pleased to announce a new blog within our website pages at Betsy Dwyer is a good friend of mine as well as someone I respect within the business aviation. While Betsy is unknown to many, she has a great outlook and she will be passing on some great advice in the months to come. While a Blog is just one‟s person idea, we encourage you (the reader) to post comments along with hers on the web site. While I will let you have free speech, there will be a time that I will have to put some limits as this is a professional web site. So let me introduce Betsy by you reading her bio and we will get started with her first post after. Betsy Dwyer started here aviation career in 1983 working with the specialized unit that transports the President and the Vice President of the United States as a flight attendant until her departure in 1990. She was hired by Wayfarer Aviation in White Plains and assigned to the CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank for 6 years. After leaving Wayfarer she became the Catering Director for Christopher Martins in New Haven CT for 2 years, than was hired by Cesar Pelli to do Private Chef Work for their office also in CT. Betsy wanted to return to flying and was hired by Jet Aviation Business Jets as the Director of Cabin Services for the Private Charter operations from 1997 to 2004 when the company decided to downsize their fleet. For the last four years she has been working for the CEO of General Maritime Corporation onboard a Falcon 2000EX plane based in Oxford CT. Betsy‟s continued education has given her a BA in Journalism (Southern Connecticut State University) as well a BA in Business (University of New Haven)

Correction Corner
One of our readers made a great observation about the last issue and I need to clear up the error.

I wrote the following “While I have been one of the lucky ones as to having happened during the “Critical phase” of flight, we have seen four (4) accidents involving large cabin corporate aircraft since November 2007.” in the article titled “Landing in 5 minutes”.
I need to provide you with a correct definition according to the FAA website.

An accident is defined as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft that takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, and in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage. An incident is an occurrence other than an accident that affects or could affect the safety of operations. (See 49 CFR 830.)
So the Global out of Canada and Challenger in Europe were considered accidents and the Gulfstream in Texas and Global in the Caribbean should have been listed as incidents.

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Thanks for the correction!

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