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NBAA Update #10-28
Monday, July 12, 2010

NBAA Update is the National Business Aviation Association's weekly e-newsletter providing a synopsis of the latest operational, regulatory and legislative news for the business aviation community, as well as information about NBAA activities, Member benefits and upcoming industry events. Subscribe for free or review the archives at

NBAA to Award Top Honors to Chuck McKinnon, Arnold Palmer
NBAA today announced that Arnold Palmer, the legendary golfer and esteemed businessman who serves as a voice for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, will receive the 2010 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, and Chuck McKinnon, a business pilot and aviation legend, will receive the 2010 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service to Aviation Award is NBAA's most distinguished honor, presented annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, has made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests. The Doswell Award is granted for lifelong individual achievement on behalf of and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. "NBAA is proud to recognize these two outstanding members of the business aviation community for their dedication and many contributions to the industry," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. For more information on the winners, visit:

U.S. Chamber President to Address NBAA2010
Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will serve as a keynote speaker during the Opening General Session of NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), to be held from October 19 to 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Donohue's participation in NBAA's Convention highlights the long-standing importance of the event in bringing together leaders from business and government to articulate the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. NBAA will showcase the excitement surrounding the Convention's kickoff by holding the Opening General Session right on the show's exhibit floor, a highly popular practice first introduced last year. Learn more at:

NBAA Outlines Necessity of Business Aviation to DOT
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen recently submitted comments to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood on the agency's five-year Strategic Plan, which outlined the numerous ways business aviation supports local economies and transportation systems. Business aviation not only serves rural and small towns with little or no airline service, but is also a key component in the nation's transportation infrastructure. "We strongly support your work to improve our nation's aviation system, which will also significantly contribute to economic growth and job creation," Bolen said in his comments. "In these challenging economic times, the importance of a robust transportation system cannot be overemphasized." Read the full comments at:

New List of Airports Approved for Multiple Runway Crossing
As of June 30, air traffic controllers are required to issue explicit instructions to cross or hold short of each runway that intersects a taxi route. However, a subsequent list of airports that are exempted from this rule has been provided. Multiple runway crossings can be approved by air traffic control at these airports at the discretion of controllers. View the list at:

NBAA Welcomes FAA Proposed Legal Interpretation
The FAA has long held the position that personal flights were not within the scope of the business of the company; therefore, such flights could not be reimbursed under 14 CFR 91.501(b)(5). In response to Member input on this issue, NBAA had asked the FAA to reconsider their long-standing blanket prohibition on reimbursement for such flights and argued that for certain executives this is within the scope of the business of the company. While taking measures to safeguard the spirit of the regulation, last week the FAA published a proposed interpretation in the Federal Register that would permit reimbursement for personal flights under specific circumstances. NBAA welcomes this proposed interpretation and will file a supporting statement during the 30-day comment period. For more information, visit:

Podcast: NBAA Makes Plans for EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh
One of the original business airplanes used in the 1940s, '50s and '60s was the Douglas DC-3, and as excitement builds for an unprecedented gathering of DC-3s at this year's AirVenture Oshkosh, presented by the Experimental Aircraft Association, NBAA's big white tent will be host to a session on the DC-3's legacy in the business aviation community. NBAA Director of Marketing Aimee Kauffman reports in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast that the DC-3 session, to be led by Jim Gabbert with Next Century Aviation, is just one of the many exciting events taking place at NBAA's tent, located right on the AirVenture flight line at Wittman Regional Airport. All attendees are welcome. Subscribe to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast through Apple's iTunes, or listen anytime on NBAA's web site by visiting:

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Greenville Airport Brings Business to South Carolina Communities
Business aviation plays a vital role in the economic activities of communities with access to an airport. An intercity visit between chambers of commerce in Greenville, SC and Clarksville, TN gave business and community leaders a chance to discuss growth plans and best practices. Officials from Clarksville flew into Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) through a chartered flight from NBAA Member Company Special Services Corp. There were more than 20 business and community leaders on the flight. Read the full article at:

Minnesota Business Aviation and Cessna Meeting, July 14
The Minnesota Business Aviation Association will hold a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 14 at the Target Hangar at MSP starting at 11:30 a.m. Cessna will provide display aircraft including the newly certified Citation CJ4, Citation X with winglets and a Caravan 675. Attendees should park at Signature Flight Support, where transportation will be provided by van. For additional information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Ohio Community to Meet at Aviation Hall of Fame, July 16
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA) will hold a luncheon meeting on Friday, July 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) located inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH. The meeting will feature talks by Emily Warner, first female airline captain, and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen providing a regulatory update. There is a charge of $20 for the luncheon, with proceeds to be donated to NAHF. RSVP to ORBAA's RoyceAnn Martin For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Chicago ‘Maintenance Mania' Day Is July 16
The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) is holding a "Maintenance Mania" Day, sponsored by Emery Air, Inc., on Friday, July 16, at 46 Airport Drive, Rockford, IL. The day starts with a networking session from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., and is followed by a variety of maintenance instruction sessions, with lunch provided. The keynote speaker will be Brian Shul, retired Air Force SR-71 pilot. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at, and to register, visit the CABAA web site at:

Michigan Event to Support Scholarships, July 19
The Michigan Business Aviation Association (MBAA) will hold its annual Memorial Golf Classic supporting aviation scholarships on Monday, July 19 at Lyon Oaks Golf & Banquet Center, Wixom, MI. Registration will take place at 9:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The event will conclude with a 19th hole reception and dinner at 5:00 p.m. For additional information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at or visit:

Register for Pacific Northwest Charity Event, Sept. 22
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will host the 2nd Annual PNBAA Charity Golf Event on September 22 at Redmond Ridge Golf Club, just outside Seattle. Proceeds from this event will benefit Seattle's Aviation High School and other charities. Registration, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities for this event are now available online. For more information, visit the PNBAA web site at:

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NBAA's Convention Brings More Than Economic Benefits to Host City
NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) will bring an injection of economic activity estimated at $34 million to host city Atlanta, GA. In addition to direct economic impact, the organizers and Attendees of NBAA2010 are committed to giving back to the Atlanta host community. The Local Committee for NBAA2010 has planned a "community build" to benefit the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club, located near Peachtree DeKalb Airport, the site of the Static Display of Aircraft. The committee is also sponsoring a mentoring day for local middle school, high school and college-age students to attend the Convention for free on the final day, Thursday, October 21. To read a web article with more information, visit:

Mailing Now: July/August Business Aviation Insider
The July/August issue of Business Aviation Insider, the official Member publication of NBAA, focuses on topics of importance to NBAA Members using light business airplanes. Sponsored by South Carolina Power Team, the issue features comments from NBAA's Ed Bolen about the Association's work to support business aviators, as well as articles about stepping up to a business jet, operational best practices for the owner-pilot, and light jet safety. Printed copies of the July/August issue are mailing to Member subscribers now. View the issue online at:

NBAA Joins Aviation Journalist for Social Media Day Blogcast
In conjunction with the first-ever global "Social Media Day" on June 30, NBAA participated in an Internet-based audio broadcast to discuss how individuals and organizations in the business aviation community are leveraging social media tools to enhance their communications strategies. NBAA Director, Internet Communications Jason Wolf was joined by representatives from Cessna Aircraft Company and Cutter Aviation in the session, which was hosted by veteran aviation industry journalist Benet Wilson. Wolf noted that Air Mail, NBAA's popular series of discussion lists, was an early form of social media, and that NBAA hosts a dedicated Twitter feed, Facebook page and YouTube channel. To hear a playback of the broadcast, visit:

Call to Editors: Gold Wing Award Nominees Now Accepted
Nominees are now being accepted for the 2010 NBAA Gold Wing Award, presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting on issues related to business aviation, by trade or nontrade media, in print, web-based or broadcast formats. Nominations will end on August 21. For more information on the award and past winners, visit:

NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)

Contractual Considerations in Aviation Insurance Webinar
July 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Introduction to SMS Workshop
July 27–29, 2010, Denver, CO

Business Aviation Regional Forum
August 18, 2010, Chicago, IL

14th Annual Safety Standdown USA
October 4–7, 2010, Wichita, KS

PDP Course: Capitalize on Human Resources
October 17, 2010, Atlanta, GA

19th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Emergency Response Planning Workshop
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Human Factors
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Customer Service Programs
October 18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)
October 19–21, 2010, Atlanta, GA

PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
October 22–23, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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