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NBAA Update #04-33
Monday, August 16, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
Attempted Security Breach at St. Louis Downtown Airport
On August 11, the American Association of Airport Executives sent a security notice to its members that described an attempted GA facility breach by a network news agency. In an effort to show allegedly lax security procedures, NBC News attempted to penetrate a charter helicopter operation at St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS) in Illinois. The attempt was thwarted and the individuals were apprehended. Though this breach of security was stopped, NBC and other news agencies may attempt to repeat their efforts at other facilities around the country. Operators must continue to be vigilant against security breaches by news agencies "testing the waters" and, more importantly, actual terrorist organizations or individuals intent on doing harm. For more information, visit:

Flight Restrictions for 2004 RNC in New York City
The 2004 Republican National Convention (RNC) will be held in New York City from August 30 through September 3. Increased security measures are expected and the FAA has distributed a preliminary advisory that outlines the three temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas that are anticipated for the event. For more information, to download a copy of the FAA Flight Advisory, or to view a graphical depiction of the TFR, visit:

Expected TFRs for Upcoming VIP Travel
Operators should anticipate TFRs for VIP travel this week in the following areas: Martinsburg, WV, and Philadelphia, PA, on August 17; St Paul, MN, Hudson, WI, and Jackson, WY, on August 18; and Crawford, TX, from August 18 to 26. Since TFRs are announced shortly before they go into effect, Members must continue to use all resources to prevent flying into restricted airspace. Operators are urged to review NOTAMs carefully prior to every flight. For more information, visit:

IRS Issues Temporary and Proposed Excise Tax Regulations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued temporary and final regulations relating to the obligations of persons who receive payments for air transportation or communications services subject to excise tax when persons liable for tax refuse to pay the tax. These regulations, published in the August 9, 2004, Federal Register, affect persons who receive payments subject to tax and persons liable for those taxes. Under these temporary regulations, collectors must report the taxpayer's refusal to pay the tax to IRS by the due date of the return on which the tax would have been reported but for the failure to pay. The regulations become effective October 1, 2004. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols at, and to download a copy of the Federal Register document, visit:

White Plains REACHBAC to Feature New NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and Astronaut Jim Lovell
On Friday, September 17, NBAA will host a REACHBAC event in conjunction with the Westchester Aviation Association that features Ed Bolen, NBAA's new president and CEO, along with special guest speaker Jim Lovell, commander of the Apollo 13 mission and currently president of Lovell Communications. The complimentary buffet luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Westchester County Airport (HPN), Hangar E, 85 Tower Rd., White Plains, NY. RSVP to NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at For more information, visit:

Request for Qualifications Issued for ALAR Training CD
NBAA seeks responses to a request for qualifications (RFQ) to develop an interactive participatory training CD based on the Flight Safety Foundation Approach-and-Landing Accident Reduction (ALAR) Toolkit. The intent is to produce a CD that will flow seamlessly from an introductory video through to a PowerPoint conclusion with prompts enabling the viewer to precede in sequential order from one presentation to the next. For more information, visit:

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Regional News
FBOs at Orlando Executive Bounce Back After Hurricane Charley
Showalter Flying Services and Sheltair Aviation Services (formerly known as the Orlando Jet Center) at Florida's Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) report being open for business after re-establishing electrical power on Sunday, August 15. Parts of the approach system for Runway 7, as well as the Automatic Terminal Information Service and Automated Surface Observing System, are out of service. Operators are reminded to check local NOTAMs before flying into ORL.

Avoid Travel Delays in Michigan
The Michigan 400 NASCAR race will be held this Sunday, August 22, at the Michigan International Speedway. Special traffic management procedures (SMTPs) will be in effect with reservations required at the following airports during the dates and times indicated: Adrian-Lenawee County (ADG), Jackson County (JXN), Lansing (LAN), Hillsdale Municipal (JYM), Fulton County (USE), Tecumsah Merillat (34G), Tecumsah Meyers-Divers (3TE), Toledo Express (TOL), Metcalf Field (TDZ) and Williams County (0G6) from Wednesday August 18 through Saturday August 21 from 1200-0200 UTC, and on August 22 from 1200-1700 UTC. Operators are advised to plan flights accordingly to avoid delays and congestion. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at

West Virginia Airport Managers Meet at Annual Conference
Approximately 85 airport managers, elected officials, department of transportation personnel and other aviation experts gathered at the Stonewall Resort in Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park to discuss the current West Virginia air transportation infrastructure and plan for the future of the system. Addressed were funding provisions approved by the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission for ongoing airport projects that will benefit general aviation airports and business aviation operators. For more information about this event, or about other upcoming events in the Southeast U.S. region, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at

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Armstrong and Crossfield to Present 2nd Annual Combs Award at NBAA2004
Astronaut Neil Armstrong and test pilot Scott A. Crossfield will present the 2nd Annual Harry B. Combs Award during the Opening General Session of the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention on Tuesday, October 12 in Las Vegas, NV. Through the Combs Award, the National Aviation Hall of Fame annually presents $20,000 to an individual or group completing a project that advances the promotion or preservation of America's air and space heritage, with special emphasis on the individual pioneers who defined America's aerospace horizons. Both Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon, and Crossfield, the first to fly both Mach 2 and Mach 3, are NAHF enshrinees. For more information, visit:

Seattle Seminar to Address Recent Regulatory Developments
How does a Part 135 operator qualify for eligible on-demand status? What are the concerns of the regulators (FAA and DOT) regarding the widespread charter management concept, also known as "piggybacking"? What changes may result from the ongoing 135/125 Aviation Rulemaking Committee's deliberations? These and other regulatory questions will be answered at NBAA's new Regulatory Issues Forum on August 27 in Seattle. This event was designed for anyone dealing with the regulatory aspects of business aviation, including flight departments, air taxis, management companies and their advisors. For more information or to register, visit:

IS-BAO Workshops to Be Held in Van Nuys and Dallas
Two International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS- BAO) Implementation Workshops have been scheduled for September 21 in Van Nuys, CA, and November 19 in Dallas, TX. These workshops are designed to assist operators who are currently implementing or contemplating the implementation of IS-BAO in their operations. The IS-BAO Implementation Workshop provides an IS-BAO overview, including an in-depth examination of the standard, implementation considerations, risk-assessment issues and safety-management issues. The November Workshop is scheduled in conjunction with an NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum, to be held in Dallas/Fort Worth on November 18. For more information or to register, visit:

Golf Tournament Player Registrations Now Available Only to Sponsors
Individual player registrations for NBAA's 8th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament are sold out, but several sponsorships are still available that will include discounted player positions. More than 300 golfers have signed up for this year's tournament, to be held at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort on Sunday, October 10. Proceeds from the Classic will benefit Angel Flight West, a not-for-profit organization based in Santa Monica, CA that serves the western United States by providing free, non-emergency air transportation in response to medical needs. For sponsorship information, contact NBAA's June DeFontes at or visit:

CAM Exam Applications Due This Month
If you are an existing or aspiring aviation manager, your successful completion of the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination will recognize your knowledge and management skills. The next CAM Exam will be administered Monday, October 11 in conjunction with the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Applications for the October 11 CAM Exam must be submitted to NBAA postmarked no later than Wednesday, August 25. To help applicants prepare for the exam, an official CAM Study Guide is available from NBAA upon request for a fee. For more information about the CAM Program, contact or visit:

Join NBAA's new President & CEO, Edward M. Bolen, at a special Operation REACHBAC

Upcoming NBAA Events
Security Training for Part 91 Operators
August 24, Philadelphia, PA

Maintenance Management Workshop
August 25, Seattle, WA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
August 26, Seattle, WA

Regulatory Issues Forum
August 27, Seattle, WA

REACHBAC Event Featuring New NBAA President and CEO
September 17, White Plains, NY

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
September 21, Van Nuys, CA

Pre-Convention Seminars
October 10-11, Las Vegas, NV

13th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
October 10-11, Las Vegas, NV

Professional Development Program Course
October 11, Las Vegas, NV

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination
October 11, Las Vegas, NV

57th Annual Meeting & Convention
October 12-14, Las Vegas, NV

Security Training for Part 91 Operators
October 15, Las Vegas, NV

Post-Convention Seminars
October 15-16, Las Vegas, NV

Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 18, Dallas, TX

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 19, Dallas, TX

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