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NBAA Update #04-36
Monday, September 06, 2004

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Business Aviation News & Issues
New NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen Takes Office Tomorrow
New NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reports for work for the first time tomorrow morning. Bolen, who left the General Aviation Manufacturers Association last week after having served as president and CEO of NBAA's sister association since 1996, has recorded an introductory video and written an introductory letter to NBAA's Membership, online at:

Hurricane Frances Disrupts Florida Airports, ATC
Miami ARTCC (ZMA) has reported numerous navaid and equipment outages across the Florida region, with Frances expected to move into the Southeast United States later today. Although airports in the region have begun to reopen, FBOs may not have power or other services. Operators are advised to call ahead and to review NOTAMS carefully. The NBAA GA Desk will continue to monitor Frances, as well as the approaching Hurricane Ivan, and will publish operational alerts via NBAA's Airspace Alerts notification list. To subscribe to Airspace Alerts visit:

NBAA2004 Begins Just Five Weeks From Tomorrow
Over 1,000 Exhibiting Companies, 100 business aircraft on Static Display, 75 informational sessions, and more than 30,000 people are expected at the 57th Annual Meeting and Convention of the National Business Aviation Association, to be held October 12-14 in Las Vegas. Highlights include Opening General Session appearances by astronaut Neil Armstrong and test pilot Scott A. Crossfield, as well as world-class entertainment by Kenny Loggins at the NBAA Gala the evening of October 13. With nearly a million square feet of Exhibit space, this is the world's largest, purely civil aviation, "must attend" event. View the schedule of events or download the registration form at:

FAA Publishes STMP for NBAA Convention in Las Vegas
The FAA has published the Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) for the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held October 12-14 in Las Vegas. The STMP will require all IFR flights to or from the Las Vegas area to obtain a slot reservation prior to filing a flight plan. The STMP program will be in effect from October 8 to 18. Slot reservations will be required for Las Vegas McCarran (LAS), Henderson Executive (HND), North Las Vegas (VGT), Boulder City Airport (61B), and Jean Airport (0L7). Additionally, most FBOs in the Las Vegas area will be requiring ramp reservations. Pilots are encouraged to review and familiarize themselves with the NOTAM at:

Expected TFRs for Upcoming VIP Travel
Operators should anticipate TFRs for VIP travel this week in the following areas: St. Paul, MN, Clear Lake, IA, and Poplar Bluff, MO on September 6; Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, Sedalia, MO, and Columbia, MO on September 6-7; and Manchester, NH on September 7. 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:

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Regional News
California's 2004 Budget Act May Affect Use Tax Exemptions
As reported in the August 9, 2004, NBAA Update, the California governor and legislature significantly modified the exemption requirements for the state's aircraft sales and use tax. An article discussing what this might mean for business aircraft operators is now available on the NBAA website at:

Kentucky Aviation Conference Scheduled for September 16 and 17 in Frankfort, KY
Jointly hosted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Aviation Association, the 28th Annual Kentucky Aviation Conference will be held in at the Holiday Inn Capital Plaza in Frankfort, KY on September 16 and 17. A large turnout is expected with attendees representing various aviation constituencies including educators, economic development representatives, industry representatives, both state and federal officials, plus members of Kentucky's aviation infrastructure including airport board members and airport managers from across the state. NBAA Members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at To register, visit:

Two Appointments to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission
Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has appointed James M. Collins, of Marquette, MI and Sidney Adams, Jr., of Battle Creek, MI to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission. Collins, an attorney in private practice, is a former judge of the 96th District Court. Adams is owner of Adams Computer Services and a former paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. The Michigan Aeronautics Commission is empowered by state law to make rules and regulations governing all airports, flight schools, and other aeronautical activities in the state. For more information, contact NBAA's John Balsiger at

White Plains REACHBAC to Feature New NBAA President Ed Bolen, Astronaut Jim Lovell and WCA President Bill Mooney
On Friday, September 17, NBAA will host a REACHBAC event in conjunction with the Westchester Aviation Association and the Westchester County 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 Bill Mooney, president of the Westchester County Association. 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

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

Pete West to Leave NBAA Effective November 1
On September 2, NBAA announced that Pete West has resigned as Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, effective November 1, 2004. "It is difficult to overstate Pete's contribution to the Association on behalf of the Membership over the last 17 years. He has been a tireless and enthusiastic advocate for the business aviation community and will be greatly missed," said NBAA Chairman and interim President Don Baldwin. For more information, visit:

Jeff Evans Promoted to Assistant Manager, NBAA GA Desk
NBAA is proud to announce the promotion of Jeff Evans from NBAA GA Desk Specialist to Assistant Manager, NBAA GA Desk effective on September 1, 2004. Evans has worked for NBAA at the GA Desk since April 2002 and has been instrumental in developing and implementing several new and innovative products in support of Members subscribed to the NBAA GA Desk. For more information, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at or visit:

New Public Air Mail Discussion List for Part 135 Issues
NBAA has opened its FAR Part 135 Committee Air Mail list to any NBAA Member interested in discussions of technical, regulatory and operational issues related to charter operations. This "Part 135 Issues" Air Mail list will be exclusive to these purposes. Companies that wish to post charter availability announcements and other messages that are sales/marketing in nature may do so only via the "Charter Availability" Air Mail list. For more information on Air Mail, visit:

NBAA Headquarters Closed for Labor Day Holiday
NBAA's Washington, DC Headquarters will be closed today, Monday, September 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday.


Upcoming NBAA Events
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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

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