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October 11, 2012

NBAA Convention Report

More Than 1,000 Exhibitors Are Signed Up for NBAA2012

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It’s expected that about 25,000 people will attend NBAA’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Orlando, where they’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to see and discuss the business aviation industry’s newest products and services from more than 1,000 Exhibitors on site. This weekly NBAA Convention Report provides news and highlights for NBAA2012, the Association's flagship event and the world's biggest business aviation show. Register for NBAA2012 today.

TuskegeeAirmen Squadron

Tuskegee Airmen to Be Honored; Filmmaker George Lucas to Participate in Ceremony
Convention Attendees won’t want to miss an opportunity to see representatives of the Tuskegee Airmen squadron and legendary filmmaker George Lucas, who produced the movie Red Tails about the squadron’s triumph over discrimination during World War II. Lucas and two of the airmen will be on hand when NBAA recognizes the squadron’s achievements with the 2012 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award on Wednesday, Oct. 31. “We are honored to present this award to these storied aviators, who in a time of great peril defended the United States and its principles, even as they faced intolerance at home," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more.

Florida Aviation Day

Students, Local Aviation Community Admitted Free on Nov. 1
The Association will open the final day of NBAA2012 to students and members of Florida’s aviation community to mark “Florida Aviation Day” at the Convention on Nov. 1. Anyone employed with a company in the aviation industry and any students enrolled in collegiate aviation curricula in Florida are invited to visit the exhibits and static displays at the Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport free of charge. The complimentary Florida Aviation Day badges are only valid for Nov. 1. Learn more.

16th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament

Support a Good Cause at NBAA’s Chairman's Charity Classic
Join NBAA for the 16th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, Oct. 29 – just one day before NBAA2012 – at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, FL. With player and sponsor packages still available, NBAA's Charity Classic is the perfect way to kick off the Convention, network with peers and support philanthropic organizations that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. Register today.

Quick Facts
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2012

Orange County Convention Center • Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) • Orlando, FL

Online Registration
NBAA Member $220
Non-Member $420
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On-Site Registration
NBAA Member $315
Non-Member $515
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Mica to Speak at Opening General Session

Download the NBAA2012 Mobile App

Podcast: Five Tips for Convention Goers

Sessions to Include Aviation Insurance Review

Electronics Pioneer, Business Aviator Crutchfield to Speak

FAA Acting Administrator Huerta to Speak

Keynoters Carville and Matalin to Share Election Insights

NBAA/CAn Soiree


About NBAA: Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents 9,000 Member Companies of all sizes located across the country. NBAA provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show.

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