Business Aviation Regional Forums

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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
Understanding an Evolving Business Aircraft Market

Presented by Jay Mesinger, J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc.

To be successful in this evolving market, buyers and sellers must be fully prepared for the purchase and sale process. Learn about the current state of the business aircraft market, trends to be aware of and forecasts about where the market is heading. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand current market trends and the status of aircraft values
  • Take steps to differentiate your aircraft on the pre-owned market
  • Evaluate current drivers in the business aircraft market to succeed in the transactions process
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.
Structuring Aircraft Ownership and Operations: Avoid Common Pitfalls

Presented by Lori Edwards-McGee, Jackson & Wade, LLC

There are many competing interests to consider when developing an aircraft ownership and operating structure. Taxes, liability concerns, privacy concerns and many other issues often drive conversations on structure. The key is balancing these considerations while complying with applicable regulations. During this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Evaluate the basic FAR Part 91 structure options
  • Understand the specific advantages and disadvantages of common ownership and operating structures
  • Identify other issues such as tax planning or liability concerns that may impact structuring decisions
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Introducing FileSmart

Presented by Jim McClay, NBAA Air Traffic Services

In development for over a year, FileSmart is an educational initiative designed to encourage operators to be more aware of what is happening in the airspace around them and to demonstrate how to be proactive in the filing of flights plans, with the goal of reducing delays and increasing efficiency. During this session, attendees will learn the importance of:

  • Filing early, which means filing their flight plans well in advance of their flights
  • Filing accurately, which means filing an appropriate departure time, an appropriate route, and using the correct format
  • Checking the NAS - which means using readily available online resources to know what is happening in the National Airspace System in advance of their flight
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Protecting Your FAA Medical Certificate

Presented by Quay Snyder, MD, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service

Pilots will learn valuable information on preserving FAA medical certification while optimizing health and performance. High risk areas and recent FAA policy changes will be discussed and strategies provided for flight departments and pilots to use in maximizing aircrew health. During this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the correct methods for reporting medical events and conditions on FAA medical applications
  • Utilize the online FAA medical applicaiton, MedXpress
  • Identify potential high threat areas for FAA medical certification

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