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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, September 24, 2003

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's e-mail newsletter for NBAA Associate Members, covering the latest news, announcements and deadlines for Exhibitors and Sponsors at NBAA events. Click on the links below to find additional details on NBAA's web site at www.nbaa.org or to get in touch with an NBAA Staff member. Send your comments about NBAA Exhibitor Update to exupdate@nbaa.org.


NBAA STAFF ON SITE IN ORLANDO BEGINNING NEXT TUESDAY
NBAA Convention Staff will be on site at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) beginning next Tuesday, September 30 to assist Exhibitors arriving at the Convention Center to begin setup on the Convention floor. Below are the Florida cell phone numbers for the NBAA Convention Staff:
- Kathleen Blouin, Vice President, Conventions & Seminars, (202) 361-6387
- Linda Peters, Director, Exhibits, (202) 415-1297
- Marti Smith, Senior Manager, Exhibit Services, (202) 415-1387
- Deb Hanson, Senior Manager, Housing & Special Events, (202) 415-1208
- Sandy Wirtz, Director, Seminars, (202) 415-1269
- Lydia Sampson, Assistant Manager, Conventions & Seminars, (202) 415-1491
- Bill Miller, Senior Marketing Manager, (202) 415-1253
- Joe Hart, Manager, Operations Service Group, (202) 415-1219
- Suzanne Cole, Senior Manager, Regional Forums, (202) 281-4564

ASTRONAUTS ARMSTRONG AND CERNAN TO PRESENT FIRST ANNUAL COMBS AWARD
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan will join business aviation legend Harry B. Combs in presenting the first annual Combs Award to photographer Dan Patterson during the NBAA2003 Opening General Session on Tuesday, October 7. This award, sponsored by the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) and 1996 NAHF enshrinee Combs, honors Patterson for his photographic preservation of America's air and space heritage. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030922-056.php

FAA'S NICK SABITINI FEATURED IN NBAA2003 "MEET THE REGULATORS" SESSION
Nick Sabatini, FAA associate administrator for regulation and certification, will participate in NBAA2003 as a featured speaker during the "Meet the Regulators" session on Tuesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. Sabatini and other key regulators will present the latest information on regulatory and certification issues affecting the business aviation community, including international initiatives, D-RVSM, FOQA and the new Part 91 Subpart K rule. Don't miss your chance to speak directly with these regulators. For more information about the NBAA2003 program schedule, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/attendees/programschedule.htm

SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR FLYING TO NBAA CONVENTION
In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating to and from the Orlando, FL area in conjunction with NBAA2003, the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center has established a Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) for this event. Slot reservations will be required for domestic, non-scheduled IFR arrivals and departures at Orlando-area airports from October 5 through October 9. To assist Static Display Exhibitors and Attendees, NBAA contracted with the FAA to provide a flight service station (FSS) inside the NBAA Static Display Registration Hangar. For more information about the STMP, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at info@nbaa.org or review the NOTAM online at:
http://www.faa.gov/ntap/NTAP03SEPT4/SP03039.HTM

WHEELS FOR WINGS RAFFLE TO BENEFIT CORPORATE ANGEL NETWORK
Flying Magazine -- along with co-sponsors NBAA and Jaguar -- will host its Wheels for Wings raffle at NBAA2003. Exhibitors and Delegates will be eligible to win a two-year lease on a 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 liter model contributed by Jaguar. Raffle tickets will be sold at Flying Magazine's exhibit, Booth 2153 in Hall A, beginning Wednesday, October 7. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a not-for-profit organization that arranges free air transportation for cancer patients using the empty seats on corporate jets. The winning Jaguar ticket will be drawn by aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff on Thursday, October 8 at 3:30 p.m. For more information about CAN, visit:
http://www.corpangelnetwork.org

EXHIBITOR LOUNGE AND NBAA CAFÉ
Exhibitors who need a break to relax and refuel may stop at the Exhibitor Lounge, sponsored by TÜV America, Inc. and located at Booth 4001 in Hall C of the OCCC. In addition, a full-service restaurant will be available in Hall E of the OCCC. The NBAA Café is able to accommodate up to 1,000 patrons at a time. Menus will vary each day from sandwiches to hot meals. For reservations, call the Levy Service Desk at (407) 685-5052 or visit the restaurant reservation desk in Lobby C of the OCCC. Walk-ins also will be accepted. The NBAA Café will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. To review an exhibit floorplan, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/floorplan.htm

NBAA INTERNET CAFÉS
Two Internet Cafés will be located within the Exhibit Hall of the OCCC. GlobalAir.com is sponsoring the Internet Café located at Booth 353. Aircraft Shopper Online is sponsoring the Internet Café located at Booth 6543 in Hall D. Internet Cafés will be open during regular exhibit hours. To review an exhibit floorplan, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/floorplan.htm

NBAA2003 EXHIBITOR PARKING INFORMATION
Parking is available to Exhibitors at the OCCC for $10 per day. Exhibitors are eligible for "in-and-out" privileges from Wednesday, October 1 through Sunday, October 12, if they present Exhibitor badge credentials at the parking ticket booth. For other Exhibitor general information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/general.htm

STATIC DISPLAY ADDENDUM, CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE DUE THIS WEEK
The signed Addendum to the Application for Static Display Space is due to NBAA by this Friday, September 26. The Addendum also contains the insurance limits and mailing/fax information for each additional insured. Exhibitor aircraft will not be permitted onto the Static Display unless each additional insured sends a copy of their Certificate of Insurance by September 26 to NBAA's Joe Hart, Kay Cutter of Showalter Flying Service, Kevin McNamara of Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at Orlando Executive Airport, and Amanda (Johnson) Dumont of The Freeman Companies. For more information, contact NBAA's Joe Hart at jhart@nbaa.org. A copy of the Addendum is available in the Static Display section of the Exhibitor Service Kit CD-ROM or on the web as a PDF download at:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/staticdisplay.htm

AIRCRAFT ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES, FSS STATION
The Aircraft Arrivals and Departures form is due by Friday, September 26, to NBAA's Joe Hart at jhart@nbaa.org. The timely submission of information will help NBAA coordinate Static Display aircraft arrivals and departures with Orlando Executive Airport and Showalter Flying Service. Updates to the form can be sent as information changes. All Static Display aircraft must arrive by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. Please review the Aircraft Information Request Form concerning late arrivals. No Static Display aircraft are permitted to depart before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 9. For more information, contact NBAA's Joe Hart at jhart@nbaa.org.

NEXT NBAA REGIONAL FORUM TO BE HELD IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ ON NOV. 13
Make plans now to exhibit at NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, on November 13. This one-day event, hosted by Scottsdale AirCenter, will feature more than 40 aircraft on Static Display, 60 Exhibitors and a full slate of informational sessions. Exhibit space is limited. For more information or to obtain application forms, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at scole@nbaa.org or visit the web at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20031113

2004 NBAA REGIONAL FORUM SCHEDULE SET
NBAA has selected the following dates and locations for the 2004 Business Aviation Regional Forum program: March 10 in West Palm Beach, June 24 in Chicago, August 26 in Seattle and November 18 in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Exhibitor information for the entire 2004 program will mail in November, but mark your calendars and budget accordingly now. For more information, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at scole@nbaa.org or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/forums