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Students and faculty are invited to the 2018 Careers in Business Aviation Day, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Orlando, FL, during the third day of the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest and most important business aviation event of the year.

NBAA recognizes the value in exposing students to the global business aviation industry and inspiring them to pursue successful and rewarding aviation careers. Middle school, high school and college students, as well as their school’s faculty and chaperones, are invited to a day of student-focused programming and opportunities, including access to 1,100 exhibitors and over 100 aircraft on static display.

Event Highlights:

Careers in Business Aviation Day – Keynote Speaker

10:00am – 11:00am | Room S-330F

Each year, NBAA’s Careers in Business Aviation Day features a general session featuring an inspirational keynote speaker. All students are encouraged to attend this special presentation.

This year’s keynote speaker is aerobatic pilot Anthony Oshinuga. Anthony is a dedicated aviator, athlete, engineer, and entrepreneur. Flying a Pitts Special Custom S-1S Aerobatic Biplane dubbed “Black Hawk,” crowds can expect a spectacular performance, showcasing an impressive display of precision and speed. Oshinuga made history in 2015 when he became the first African-American to enter the Reno National Championship Air Race and earn a podium finish; he also placed second in 2016 and 2018. When he’s not racing, this thrill seeker hosts scenic aerial tours above Southern California and Temecula’s wine country onboard AirOshi’s Cessna 170A. Aviation is his passion and one he loves to share; you can often find him at schools and youth organizations, telling his story in the hopes that one day he’ll be watching them light up the sky!

Following the keynote presentation students have the opportunity to visit the exhibit floor and explore the diversity of companies that represent business aviation. Manufacturers, service and training providers, operators, recruiters and many other companies will be on display to answer questions and share knowledge and advice on business aviation careers.

Students are equally encouraged to visit the outdoor aircraft static display at Orlando Executive Airport. Around 100 aircraft will be on display, and free bus transportation to/from the airport is provided from the convention center. Static display closes at 3:00pm.

Roundtable Discussion

11:30am – 1:00pm | Room S-331

College and University students are encouraged to participate in the annual Roundtable discussion:

NBAA offers an annual roundtable networking event for college and university students. Students can connect directly with business aviation industry leaders to learn more about career paths, discuss professional goals and get advice on how to best prepare for a rewarding career. Students will have the opportunity to speak directly with leaders representing a variety of roles.

Those industry leaders wishing to participate in the Roundtable session should contact Peter Korns at


Admission to the one-day Careers in Business Aviation Day on Oct. 18 is free for all registered students, faculty and chaperones. College and university students currently enrolled in a UAA-member school also qualify for complimentary access to all three days of NBAA-BACE, Oct. 16-18. Those students should contact faculty advisors or the UAA directly to obtain the free registration code.

Register now for Careers in Business Aviation Day.

NOTE: Please note that students aged 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or teacher at all times. Children under 12 are never permitted on the exhibit floor or at the static display of aircraft under any circumstances.

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