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NBAA Update #07-29
Monday, July 16, 2007

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Business Aviation News & Issues
User Fee Opposition Continues
Media organizations and grassroots interests continue to voice opposition to user fees for funding the FAA. As just two examples, the Dubuque Telegraph Herald ran an editorial last week urging readers to voice opposition to user fees as too costly for operators and students at the local airport. Additionally, the National Farmers Union wrote to the Senate Finance Committee opposing user fees. Also last week, Forbes magazine prominently featured a letter to the editor from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen challenging a Forbes editorial supporting user fees and air traffic control privatization. To read the letters, visit:

NBAA Continues Challenging Airlines' Misleading Claims About GA
As Congress considers various proposals for FAA reauthorization, the big airlines have stepped up their attacks on general aviation (GA). In-flight magazines and e-mail messages to frequent fliers are promoting deceptive messages about the business aviation community in an attempt to muster support for the airlines' plan to shift billions of their costs onto general aviation, introduce new user fees and assume control of the air traffic control system. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen continues to challenge their misleading claims in letters to the CEOs of American, Continental, Jet Blue and US Airways. Learn more at:

NBAA to Honor Moss and Epps During Convention in Atlanta
The NBAA Board of Directors has selected Bryan T. Moss, president emeritus of Gulfstream Aerospace, as the recipient of the 2007 NBAA Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation, and E. Patrick Epps, pilot and founder of Epps Aviation, as the recipient of the 2007 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. With their strong ties to both the business aviation industry and the state of Georgia, it is fitting that Moss and Epps will receive these NBAA awards in 2007, the year NBAA celebrates its 60th Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA, and other aviation milestones. The awards will be presented on September 25 during the Convention. For more information, visit:

RNP 10 to Be Implemented in WATRS Plus Airspace June 2008
On June 5, 2008, a redesigned route structure and 50 nm lateral separation between aircraft authorized RNP 10 or RNP 4 will be implemented in the WATRS Plus control areas. The FAA will accommodate a small percentage of flights by aircraft that are not RNP 10 endorsed, but eligible operators are urged to obtain operational approval for RNP 10 or RNP 4 by May 5, 2008. U.S. operators will continue to obtain operational approval using the guidance in FAA Order 8400.12A (RNP 10 Operational Approval). FAA Order 8400.12A and an 8400.12A-based job aid for U.S. operators and FAA inspectors are posted on the WATRS Plus web site at:

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Regional News
NBAA On-Hand for Member Services at EAA's AirVenture 2007
NBAA's staff will welcome all business aircraft owners and operators at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, from July 23 to 29 at the NBAA hospitality tent. NBAA's Membership staff will provide information on Membership benefits; Operations Service Group representatives will answer questions on business aircraft ownership and operations; and Conventions staff will offer insights on the upcoming 60th Annual Meeting & Convention. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will participate in the Oshkosh User Fee Panel Discussion on Wednesday, July 25 at 11:30 a.m. in the NATCA Pavilion. Members are encouraged to attend and learn the latest news on FAA reauthorization and the user fee fight. NBAA's hospitality tent will be located on the flight line, near the homebuilt aircraft parking area. For more information, visit:

PNBAA Meeting to Feature NBAA's Mike Nichols
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will host a meeting with guest speaker Mike Nichols, NBAA's vice president of operations, education and economics. Nichols will discuss current FAA, DOT and IRS regulatory activities affecting business aircraft owners and operators. There also will be a PNBAA update provided by Chairman Jim Bennett, a Port of Seattle update provided by PNBAA's Chuck Kegley and a presentation by Executive Flight's Tim Thompson. The meeting will take place on July 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Flight on Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle. This event is sponsored by Executive Flight; beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. To RSVP, contact Gene Clow at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

PRSDA Meets This Week
The Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) will hold a meeting on Friday, July 20 at Jackson Jet Center FBO in Boise, ID. Registration and networking will begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by a dinner and presentation by Chuck Wamack from the National Interagency Fire Center. The meeting will end with a giveaway drawing at 8:00 p.m. Both members and non-members of the PRSDA are encouraged to attend; the cost for dinner is $25. To RSVP and reserve a hotel room, contact PRSDA's Michaelle Olson at For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Update on Runway Closure at CUB
Columbia Owens Downtown Airport (CUB) management has announced that its runway will close on July 31 until further notice. The airport's runway repaving project is estimated to take approximately 21 days to complete. A NOTAM will be issued on July 17. Operators planning to visit CUB should check NOTAMs for the latest information on the runway status at the airport. For more information, contact Jim Hamilton at, or NBAA's Harry Houckes at

Next Regional Forum Set for Nov. 8 in Oakland
NBAA will host its next Business Aviation Regional Forum on November 8 in Oakland, CA. The Regional Forum is a one-day learning and networking event designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community and to provide an introduction to local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. In addition to 30 aircraft on Static Display and 60 indoor Exhibitors, the Oakland event will feature a number of presentations on topics ranging from how to fight attempted local airport closures to how to effectively handle aircraft transactions. Another session will examine the nature of rogue pilots and how to identify such behavior and discourage it. To register, and for more information, visit:

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Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference to Be Held at NBAA2007
NBAA's 16th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference will be held in conjunction with this year's Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) in Atlanta, GA. The event, which will take place from September 23 through 24, will cover essential elements of the current business aviation tax, regulatory and risk management environment. Legal, tax and regulatory experts will provide Attendees with a basis for understanding how various tax and aviation laws and regulations apply to business aircraft. Current tax and aviation regulatory developments will be addressed along with important aviation insurance and employment law issues of interest to flight departments, aircraft management companies, aircraft fractional programs and charter operators and brokers. To register and learn more about the Conference, visit:

Request for Proposals: Careers in Business Aviation Video
NBAA requests proposals to produce an audiovisual presentation in online and CD formats. The presentation's purpose is to highlight the business aviation industry as a viable and attractive career path to young adults contemplating their professional future. Send qualifications and a completed proposal to NBAA's Jo Damato at by close of business August 3. For more information, review the RFP at:

Call for Sponsors: 2007 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship
NBAA has issued a call for sponsors for its 2007 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship, which is administered by the Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee. This scholarship enables qualified candidates to attend the annual NBAA Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX on February 27 and 28, 2008. Since the program's inception three years ago, this scholarship has been granted to 15 individuals. Those interested in sponsoring this scholarship must reply by August 21 via e-mail to NBAA's Jay Evans at

Make NBAA2007 Housing and Travel Reservations Online
NBAA2007 hotel rates have been negotiated by NBAA to give Attendees the lowest rates at official show hotels; no pre-payment for hotel reservations; immediate confirmations; the option to update or cancel hotel reservations online without fees or penalties; and descriptions, photos and maps to aid in choosing hotels. To make housing and travel reservations online, visit the NBAA2007 web site at:

Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament Open for Registration
Player registration is now available online for the 11th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament taking place on Sunday, September 23 at Stone Mountain Golf Club in Stone Mountain, GA. Hosted by NBAA Chairman Ken Emerick, and held in conjunction with the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention, the competition will benefit NBAA Charities. Since the Classic's founding in 1997, nearly $350,000 has been raised. On-site registration opens at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the tournament, followed by an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. To register in advance for this year's Classic, visit:

Convention Sponsorships Still Available
Several sponsorship opportunities are still available for NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention, offering organizations exposure to hundreds of industry professionals. Opportunities include sponsorship of hotel shuttle buses, the Static Display Reception at Fulton County Airport (FTY) and Benefit Gala events. All sponsorships provide opportunities for company messages and logos. To become a sponsor, or to learn more, contact NBAA's Deb Hanson at

Golf Tournament

Upcoming NBAA Events
Application Deadline for September CAM Exam
August 6, 2007

Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
September 23, 2007, Stone Mountain, GA

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
September 23–24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
September 23–24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Professional Development Program (PDP) Course: Aviation Resource Management
September 23–24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

16th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
September 23–24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Professional Development Program (PDP) Course: Mastering Communication Skills
September 24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Exam
September 24, 2007, Atlanta, GA

60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007)
September 25–27, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Maintenance Manual Workshop
September 28, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
September 28–29, 2007, Atlanta, GA

11th Annual Safety Standdown
October 22–25, 2007, Wichita, KS

Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 8, 2007, Oakland, CA

IS-BAO Implementation Workshop
November 9, 2007, Oakland, CA

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