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Below are videos from the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011), held from Monday, October 10, through Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with a Static Display of Aircraft on Henderson Executive Airport.
For a decade, NBAA has staffed one of only two non-FAA desks at the agency's Air Traffic Control System Command Center, whose mission is to balance air traffic demand with National Airspace System capacity. This week for the first time, representatives from NBAA's GA Desk staffed the desk directly from the NBAA Convention show floor, which was equipped to provide all of the services the staff typically offers to GA Desk subscribers. Watch the video.
As CEO and chief pilot for Manitoba Corporation, newly elevated NBAA Board Chairman Richard Shine flies his own Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop twin on company business. In a brief discussion Monday from the Static Display of Aircraft at NBAA2011, Shine said he hopes to bring an owner-operator's perspective to his position, though when it comes to promoting the goals and benefits of business aviation for all users, Shine adds his message will remain steadfast. Watch the video.
When President Obama attempted to vilify business aviation in press conference held on June 29, 2011, the industry was quick to respond with the core messages from the No Plane, No Gain advocacy campaign. Representatives from NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association spoke with a host of major news outlets including CNBC and CNN. The associations also mobilized people in the industry for the response. This compilation provides a sampling of the coverage that carried the No Plane, No Gain message, challenging the president's mischaracterization of business aviation with facts about its importance to citizens, companies and communities. Watch the video.
NBAA2011 Hosts Association Presidents Roundtable
A distinguished panel of aviation association presidents gathered during NBAA2011 to express unity on the challenges facing the industry. Listed in the order in which they appeared on stage, the leaders were: National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Jim Coyne, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President and CEO Craig Fuller, General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen (roundtable host), Experimental Aircraft Association President and CEO Rod Hightower, Helicopter Association International President Matt Zuccaro and Alliance for Aviation Across America Executive Director Selena Shilad.
At NBAA2011, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) presented its 9th Annual Combs Gates Award to independent documentary filmmaker Heather Taylor. NAHF President Phil Roberts presented Taylor with the $20,000 cash award for directing and producing "Breaking Through The Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby," which documents the first Women's National Air Derby held in 1929. Watch the video.
At NBAA2011, several well-known names in aviation gathered for a Pilots Roundtable in honor of the Association's Meritorious Service to Aviation winner Clay Lacy. The panelists were actor and pilot Harrison Ford, Federal Aviation Administrator Randolph "Randy" Babbitt, astronaut Gene Cernan, famed test pilot Bob Hoover, and retired U.S. Air Force General Lloyd "Fig" Newton. Watch the video.
Watch the full remarks of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) who told Convention Attendees "Every state benefits from general aviation." Watch the video.
Watch the full remarks of Dave Everitt, president of the agricultural and turf division at John Deere & Company. Watch the video.
Watch the full remarks of NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen as kicks off the NBAA2011 Opening General Session. Watch the video.
Legendary pilot and entrepreneur Clay Lacy received the 2011 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, NBAA's most distinguished honor, presented annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, has made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests. Watch the video.
Industry leaders, policymakers and attendees view NBAA2011 as a platform to continue advocacy efforts that highlight the value of business aviation to local and national economies and to fight harmful policy proposals emanating from Washington. Watch the video.
Esteemed doctor, pilot and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, recipient of NBAA's Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership, reflects on his life-saving efforts worldwide, and the importance of business aviation to those endeavors. Watch the video.
It was a feat of logistical marvel as a dozen aircraft were carefully towed from McCarran International Airport to the Las Vegas Convention Center in preparation for the show opening. The result: a first-ever static display at the entrance to the convention center itself. Watch the video.
A new No Plane No Gain video debuted at NBAA2011, emphasizing that business aviation provides over a million jobs, is a lifeline to communities and serves as a productivity tool for thousands of businesses. It includes scenes of mechanics maintaining aircraft engines, companies of all sizes relying on their aircraft and more. Watch the video.
Before NBAA2011 got underway in Las Vegas, Bolen talked about the challenges facing business aviation, and how this Convention will help Members engage effectively on issues that range from user fees to the BARR program. Watch the video.
Business aircraft of every size, make and model have been flocking to Henderson Executive Airport in Las Vegas for the sold-out NBAA2011 Static Display over the last week – sometimes at a rate of one every 10 minutes. Watch the video.
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