Business Aviation in Action Photo Contest

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NBAA Announces Winners of ‘Business Aviation in Action’ Photo Contest

Aug. 14, 2014

A stunning image of a double rainbow encircling general aviation aircraft at a Florida airport earned top honors in NBAA’s first-ever “Business Aviation in Action” photo contest.

The first-place picture, taken by Bridget Cox of Signature Flight Support, shows the towering rainbow arcing over several Gulfstreams, a Lear and other aircraft at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Cox receives a $250 American Express gift card for her winning entry.

Danielle Kavan, of Duncan Aviation, won second place with a shot of a hangar neatly packed with multiple Falcons. She gets a $100 American Express gift card.

Third place went to Frank Frassetto of the University of Dubuque, who captured a sprawling rural landscape while flying in a Cessna over Wisconsin. He receives a $50 American Express gift card.

The winners will be recognized in the September/October edition of NBAA’s Member magazine, Business Aviation Insider.

View winning photos and other entries here.

The contest, which ran this summer, drew almost 200 entries via Instagram, Twitter and the Association’s website. A panel of judges drawn from NBAA staff rated each image based on relevance to the theme, photographic quality and creativity.

The entrants spanned the business aviation spectrum, from single-pilot operations to large flight departments. The contest more than doubled the number of followers on NBAA’s Instagram site, and was popular on the Association’s other social media sites, as well.

“We decided to hold this contest as another way to engage with our Membership and the business aviation community in general and to show how there are so many different ways people are using business aviation to help make their businesses more efficient and successful,” said Kirby Konz, NBAA project manager for marketing. “The entries we received really put a face on the industry we work for every day.”