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PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Much to Discuss at This Year’s NBAA Convention

NBAA’s 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) promises to be another exciting gathering for the industry. Exhibit space at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center sold out in July, with a total of 5,302 exhibit booths expected. That’s above last year’s record 5,257 booths. Nearly 100 Information Sessions are planned, and over 120 aircraft will be on static display at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). MORE>>>

MEMBER PROFILE

Business Aviation Helps This NBAA Member Reach New Heights

Martin Lind, president and owner of Water Valley Land Company in Colorado, started the business 20 years ago with no assets. Today, the family-owned company has 130 employees managing the properties that are sold for commercial and residential uses, including subdivisions, wellness centers and golf courses. Given the vast tracts of land that Lind and his associates must cover in the course of their work, business aviation has been a natural fit for the company. MORE >>>

MEMBER BENEFITS

NBAA Member-Only Card Is Just One of Many Benefits Offered

Member cards given to every NBAA Member Company Representative now are being offered to others in their organizations who would like to have direct access to all the benefits of NBAA Membership. The card comes with the Company’s NBAA Member ID number, name of the Member Representative, and it explains how to use NBAA’s web site to customize a personal log-in and begin enjoying the full benefits of being part of an NBAA Member Company. MORE >>>

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sessions at NBAA2008 Offer Something for Everyone

As the 61st Annual Meeting & Convention approaches, Attendees can look forward to another event packed with sessions where business aviation professionals, industry leaders and aviation policymakers will meet to share the latest news and developments affecting the industry. With over 100 Information and Maintenance & Operations Sessions and extensive Professional Development Program (PDP) Course offerings, anyone with any interest is likely to find a session worth attending at NBAA2008.
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BOARD ROOM

Former NBAA Board Member Continues Work to Support Business Aviation Interests

Phil Roberts and a number of other local individuals, founded the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association. As the Association’s current president, Vornholt is proud that the organization helped facilitate the NBAA Regional Forum held in Dayton in June. The event featured 21 aircraft, 72 Exhibitors and more than 600 Attendees. MEMBERS READ MORE >>>


MEMBER ADVOCACY

NBAA Works With Members, Industry to Address Rising Fuel Costs

As soaring fuel costs have forced transportation cutbacks nationwide, organizations and small businesses that rely on general aviation (GA) have been especially hard-hit. Historically, the general aviation community has paid nearly twice the price for fuel than that paid by the commercial airlines. The impact of high fuel costs on business aviation is visible in all parts of the country. MEMBERS READ
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SAFETY FIRST
Regional Groups, NBAA Focus on Safety

SECURITY SPOTLIGHT
NBAA Closely Watching TSA’s Trial FBO Security Program

ASK THE OSG
FAA Lengthens Validity of Medical Certificates

MONEY MATTERS
State, Local Taxes and Fees a Growing Concern

AIRPORT CHECK-IN
NBAA Joins City and Industry to Support Improvements at Collin County Regional Airport

ON-SITE
NBAA On-Site at This Summer’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

UPCOMING EVENTS
Planning Underway for NBAA’s New Light Business Airplane Event

TIPS & TOOLS
Long-Term Fuel-Saving Strategies (Part 2 of 2)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Flight Services Manager Offers Insider’s View of the CAM Program

NBAA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Report From the CAM Governing Board & 2009 Regional Forum Schedule Announced