NBAA Access Committee

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The Access Committee focuses on NBAA Member access to the National Airspace System (NAS), to the national system of U.S. airports and to political processes at the local level that affect business aviation.

Destination Statement

  • Advocate to FAA and Airport Authorities for business aviation’s access to airports and airspace
  • To educate NBAA Members on the equipage and training necessary to optimize the use of business aircraft in the NAS
  • To advocate for research and implementation of high fidelity aviation weather products in order to reduce the frequency of aviation accidents/incidents related to weather and to improve the efficiency of airport access and flight operations


Bruce Carmichael, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (Vice Chairman)

Alex Gertsen, NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) (Staff Liaison)

John Kosak, NBAA (Staff Liaison)

Heidi Williams, NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) (Staff Liaison)


NBAA Members may also review the full committee roster.


Weather Subcommittee

NBAA's Weather Subcommittee provides an opportunity for NBAA members to interact with the broader aviation weather community to discuss and collaborate with the FAA and National Weather Service. Learn more about NBAA's Weather Subcommittee.

Information & Resources

Airports Handbook Newly updated in 2013, this long-time NBAA publication makes a compelling case for the importance of airports and their economic and social contributions to surrounding communities and the nation. It was written specifically for the “non-aviator” and is an ideal resource for NBAA Members to give to elected officials, civic organizations, the news media and others who would benefit from the up-to-date, persuasive information on such topics as economic impact, noise, safety and environmental considerations.

Airport Advocate Guide Created in 2013 as a companion to the Airports Handbook, NBAA’s Airport Advocate Guide provides step-by-step guidance for those who wish to advocate for their local general aviation airport. The booklet contains a wealth of information about how to organize and build community support for your airport, how to work with the news media, and how to find or even calculate the economic value of the airport to your region.

Airports in Focus – These web-based reports provide snapshots of key airports for business aviation. Local airport planning and development, rules and regulations, and even potential or existing access issues represent topics reviewable by NBAA. 

NBAA Air Traffic Services (ATS) – NBAA ATS, formerly the NBAA GA Desk, is an NBAA Member service that places NBAA employees at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center. NBAA ATS was created to relay real-time information to subscribers on the constantly changing conditions in the NAS. This information includes weather reroutes and traffic management programs, such as ground stops, ground delays and miles-in-trail restrictions.

Airspace Alerts Email Subscriber List – NBAA's Airspace Alerts email list provides a single source for distributing information about upcoming temporary flight restrictions and other airspace issues considered to have a significant impact on NBAA Member flight operations.