Business Aviation Regional Forum

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7:30 am  – 9:00 am
Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Business Aviation Update from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

Presented by: Earl Weener, PhD, Member, NTSB

Learn about the latest business aviation safety issues from NTSB Member Dr. Earl Weener, who has served on the Safety Board since June 2010. Prior to joining the NTSB, he served as a consultant and fellow for the Flight Safety Foundation. During this Session, participants will learn how to:

  • Utilize the latest NTSB guidance on in-flight icing prevention to enhance safety;
  • Understand the NTSB accident investigation process; and
  • Review important NTSB safety recommendations for business aviation
11:00 am – 11:45 am
General Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Aviation

Presented by: Doug Carr, Vice President, Safety, Security & Regulation, NBAA

11:45 am – 1:30 pm
12:45 am – 1:30 pm
Deep Dive into the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck (Session Sponsored by Jeppesen Aviation)

Join Jeppesen strategists and developers to dive into the workings of the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app. Learn shortcuts and best practices, and understand how this product maximizes efficiency and organization in and outside of the cockpit. Bring your iPad/mobile device as well as your ideas for product enhancements for future releases. The Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck is available in the iTunes app store and is included with a Jeppesen charting subscription. This interactive session will be geared towards professional pilots and owner-operators alike.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Florida Sales and Use Tax Update

Presented by: Jed Wolcott, CPA, Wolcott & Associates

Over the past few years, the Florida legislature has been very active in the area of state aviation taxes. Recent changes to the state tax code will have an impact on aircraft purchased, based or visiting Florida. During this Session, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand the 21-day exemption for non-resident aircraft visiting Florida during the first six months of ownership;
  • Apply new definitions to the terms “resident” and “non-resident” for use tax purposes; and
  • Review pending legislation that could impact business aircraft owners and operators
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
European Union ETS Update

Presented by: Adam Hartley, Universal Weather & Aviation

Many operators have already begun the process of complying with the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Beginning on March 31, 2011, operators will have to submit a verified emissions report to their assigned EU Member state. During this Session, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand which operators are subject to the EU ETS requirements;
  • Complete the mandatory emissions reporting process; and
  • Utilize the monitoring and reporting tools available to business aircraft operators

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