Business Aviation Regional Forum

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7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 am – 10:15 am
IRS Imposing FET on Managed Aircraft: A Client’s Perspective

Presented by Dave Weil, Flight Dept Solutions and Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decker

Recent IRS guidance and audit activity has indicated that many aircraft management ageements may be subject to commercial Federal Excise Tax(FET). What questions should management clients ask and what can be done to mitigate FET risk? During this Session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Determine elements in management structures that may make operations subject to FET
  • Evaluate current IRS guidance to develop strategies that reduce FET risk
  • Participate in NBAA efforts to seek modified IRS guidance
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Business Aviation: A View from Washington, DC

Presented by Ed Bolen, NBAA

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Rethinking Business Aviation Training

Presented by David Ryan, Medimpact Healthcare Systems

The NBAA Safety Committee is working with opeators and training vendors to evaluate the entire training process, idenfity shortfalls, and look for ways to improve. During this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Apply lessons learned from NBAA surveys to evaluate their own training experience
  • Work cooperatively with vendors to improve the quality of the training experience
  • Become involved in NBAA Safety Committee and regional group safety activities
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Traffic Flow Management and West Coast Operators

Presented by Jim McClay, NBAA Air Traffic Services

Many operators think of traffic flow management issues and delays primarily when operating in the eastern US, since the majority of airspace constraints and delays occur in that part of the country. However, there are a number of ways that business aircraft operators in the western US can be affected by constraints that appear in the National Airspace System and by the initiatives that FAA uses to manage them. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand and anticipate the airspace issues that can affect, and possibly delay their operations
  • Utilize the numerous online resources to understand what is going on in the airspace around them
  • Take actions and alter their flight planning practices to help mitigate those delays
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Operational Control: Staying Legal and Safe

Presented by David Norton, Shackelford, Melton, & McKinley, LLP

Pilots and aircraft operators, flying under Part 91 or 135, must know the differences between operational control and pilot-in-command authority. Understanding operational control is a key compliance item for many aircraft ownership and operating structures. During this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Differentiate between operational control and pilot-in-command authority
  • Apply key aspects of operational control as they relate to ownership and operations structures common in business aviation
  • Utilize resources to evaluate operational control considerations and ensure compliance with legal requirements and best practices

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