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No Plane No Gain Message Prominent at Convention

Atlanta, GA, October 18, 2010

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta is covered with the No Plane No Gain message this week in anticipation of NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), with a larger-than-life banner ad featuring campaign spokesmen Neil Armstrong, Arnold Palmer and Warren Buffett as the centerpiece.

"Three of the first and foremost people of our time are strong supporters of business aviation," proclaims the banner depicting the three legends of aviation and business.

Hanging outside the convention center and above the registration area, the banner identifies Armstrong as the first person on the moon, Palmer as golf's original superstar and Buffett as the world's most successful investor, saying of all them: "They recognize that business airplanes help companies be productive, communities be viable and our country be strong."

As a joint undertaking of NBAA and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), No Plane No Gain is designed to educate the public on the importance of business aviation to our country and its communities, companies and citizens.

In addition to his appearance on the banner at the Convention, Palmer also will serve as keynote speaker at the Convention's Opening General Session on October 19. Additionally, during the first-ever second-day General Session on October 20, Palmer will be presented with NBAA's most distinguished honor, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, in recognition of his advocacy work for the No Plane No Gain campaign.

Palmer owns a business based in Latrobe, PA – a town not served by commercial airlines – and in one TV spot he says, "For more than 50 years, using a business airplane is the single-most productive thing I have done."

Download a high-resolution version of the No Plain No Gain banner (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Learn more about the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign at