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This page contains high-resolution photos from the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), held from October 30 to November 1, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport. Members of the press and others have permission to download photos from this page for use in post-event coverage. All photos are courtesy of NBAA.

Ed Bolen

At the NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen dedicated this year's show to American hero Neil Armstrong. Download.

Opening General Session Guests

Aviation Legend Russ Meyer, NBAA president and CEO, Ed Bolen and golfing legend Arnold Palmer at the Opening General Session. Download photo.

Bill Crutchfield - NBAA2012 Opening General Session

Bill Crutchfield, founder of consumer electronics firm Crutchfield Corporation, discusses how using a business airplane allowed him to build his company into a global enterprise while keeping its headquarters in rural Charlottesville, VA. Download.

Representative John Mica

Representative John Mica (R-7-FL), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, lamented that more of his colleagues "don't understand business aviation is one of the great engines of our economy and of a free enterprise system." at the Opening General Session. Download image.

Senator Jerry Moran

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), a member of the Senate GA Caucus, emphasized how business aviation helped rural communities connect to the global economy the Opening General Session. Download.

Keynote speakers at the NBAA2012 Opening General Session

From Left to Right: Ed Bolen, Senator Jerry Moran, Rich Karlgaard, Bill Crutchfield, and James R. Parker, on the stage at the 2012 Opening General Session. Download photo.

James Parker, Senior Vice President of Air Operations at FedEx Express

James Parker, accepted the Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award on behalf Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx Express. FedEx sponsors ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, which brings together dedicated eye care professionals and aviators to give the gift of sight to people in developing countries around the world. Download.

Arnold Palmer

This year's Convention was dedicated to Neil Armstong, and ArnoldĀ Palmer was together again with four other legendary aviators who stood alongside Armstrong at NBAA2010 to recieve the FAA Master Pilot Award. Download.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Left to right: Russ Meyer, Rich Karlgaard, Arnold Palmer, Bill Crutchfield, Senator Jerry Moran, Clay Lacey, Jim Parker, and Gene Cernan. Download.

Static Display of Aircraft – Orlando Executive Airport

Arial view of the Static Display of Aircraft at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), where business aircraft buyers from around the globe evaluate a wide spectrum of aircraft options in person. Download image.

Static Display of Aircraft – Orlando Executive Airport

Arial view of the Static Display of Aircraft at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), where business aircraft buyers from around the globe evaluate a wide spectrum of aircraft options in person. Download.

Static Display of Aircraft – Orlando Executive Airport

Arial view of the Static Display of Aircraft at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), where business aircraft buyers from around the globe evaluate a wide spectrum of aircraft options in person. Download photo.

Light Business Airplane Static Display

A Static Display of Light Airplanes and Helicopters at the Orange County Convention Center featured about a dozen aircraft. Download.

Static Display of Aircraft – Orlando Executive Airport

Attendees mingle at the Static Display of Aircraft at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), where business aircraft buyers from around the globe evaluate a wide spectrum of aircraft options in person. Download image.

Attendees Enter Exhibit Hall

Crowds of Attendees spill into the Exhibit Hall immediately following the Opening General Session on Tuesday, October 30. Download image.

NBAA2012 Exhbit Floor

Attendees and Exhibitors interacting on the exhibit floor at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL Download.

Caroline Daniels, GAMA

Carol Daniels, chairman and CEO of ATP and Board Chairman for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), said the state of the industry remains a "mixed picture" at the No Plane No Gain Media Kick-Off Breakfast. Download image.

GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce

Pete Bunce shared his perspectives on the state of the industry during NBAA2012’s Media Kickoff Breakfast on Oct. 30 in Orlando, FL. Download photo.

John H. Winant Award Winner, Steve Nielsen

Steve Nielsen, an accomplished airman, business aviation advocate and former NBAA director, is the 2012 recipient of NBAA's prestigious John H. Winant Award for Long-Standing Service to Industry. Download photo.

Robert E. Breiling

Aviation accident statistician and former NBAA Director Robert E. Breiling received the 2012 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award at the NBAA Awards Luncheon. Download photo.

Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard

Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard spoke about the importance of business aviation to the economy at the NBAA2012 Opening General Session. Download.

James Carville

James Carville, an author, actor, producer, talk-show host, business aviation enthusiast and campaign manager for former President Bill Clinton, shared his insights on the upcoming presidential election during the Second-day General Session. Download image.

Mary Matalin

Political campaign veteran Mary Matalin, campaign manager for former President George Bush in 1992 and a counselor to former Vice President Dick Cheney, shared her insights on the upcoming presidential election at the Second-day General Session. Download.

Regina Wirtanen Buker, Combs Gates Award Winner

The National Aviation Hall of Fame presented its annual award to author Buker. Left to Right: Bob Hoover, Russ Meyer, Eugene Cernan, Charles E. McGee, and Ms. Buker. Download.

Author Regina Wirtanen Buker

Buker accepted a $20,000 cash award for her yet-to-be published book, The Skytrain Pilot: Flying a C-47 Into Combat, which recounts the story of her late father, Lt. George Neale Wirtanen. Download photo.

The Tuskegee Airmen, Meritorious Service to Aviation Award Winners

The awards presentation included a panel discussion moderated by Sean Tucker. Panelists, left to right, Barrington Irving, Elijah Kelley, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, Col. Charles McGhee, Col. Leo R. Gray, and Lloyd "Fig" Newton. Download.

Lloyd 'Fig' Newton

Lloyd 'Fig' Newton, a retired U.S. Air Force general, Thunderbird demonstration pilot and NBAA Board member, participated at a panel discussion three Tuskegee Airmen at NBAA2012's second-day general session. Download.

Barrington Irving

Barrington Irving at a panel discussion moderated by champion aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker. Barrington Irving, the youngest man and first African American to fly around the world, told Attendees how the Tuskegee Airmen inspired them. Download.

Tuskegee Airman, Col. Leo R. Gray

Col. Gray, who spent more than 40 years in the military, spoke about the racism to which the Airmen we subjected to at the Second-day General Session panel discussion. Download.

Col. Charles McGhee, Tuskegee Aiman

Col. Charles McGhee, member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the elite group of World War II African-American fighter pilots, participated in a panel discussion at the Second-day General Sessions. The Airmen are the winners of the 2012 Meritorious Service to Aviation Award. Download.

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, Tuskegee Aiman

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, who was shot down over Europe and spent nine months in a German prison camp, told the audience at the Second-day General Session how he endured a racial epithet as he walked down the gangplank of the ship that returned him home to America. Download.

Sean D. Tucker, American aerobatic pilot

The awards presentation also included a panel discussion moderated by champion aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker. Download.

The Tuskegee Airmen, Meritorious Service to Aviation Award Winners

At the Second-day General Session panel discussion, the Airmen are applauded. Panelists, left to right, Elijah Kelley, Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, Col. Charles McGhee, Col. Leo R. Gray, and Lloyd "Fig" Newton. Download.


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