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NBAA Announces 2005 Journalism Award Recipients

ORLANDO, FL, November 9, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) presented its journalism awards this morning during its Media Kickoff Breakfast on the opening day of the NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention.

Flying Magazine Senior Editor Tom Benenson received the 2005 Platinum Wing Award, which recognizes excellence and lifetime achievement in journalism.

Aviation International News Senior Editor Mark Phelps received the 2005 Gold Wing Award for his story titled: "Owner Flown Special Report – Preparing for the Emerging Market for Owner-Flown Turbine Airplanes." The Gold Wing Award, presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting of issues related to the business aviation industry.

"NBAA congratulates these two journalists, whose coverage of our industry exemplifies excellence," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "We commend Tom Benenson and Mark Phelps for their dedication to coverage of issues most important to business aviation."

Applications for the 2006 NBAA Platinum and Gold Wing Awards, which will be presented for articles or stories that appear in print, online or on the air from June 2005 to June 2006, are available on the NBAA web site at www.nbaa.org/awards. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2006.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.