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NBAA Update #10-35
Monday, August 30, 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

Bolen Tells CNBC: 'No Plane, No Gain'
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared last week on CNBC's Squawk on the Street to highlight the value of business aircraft to companies of all sizes across the U.S. "What you have with business aviation is an opportunity to go to communities with little or no airline service, to be able to do three stops in one day instead of one stop in three days, to be basically able to talk en route about proprietary information, and essentially turn travel time into productive work time," Bolen noted. "In a difficult economy like this, companies are looking to do more with less, and that really is the advantage of a business airplane," he added. View the entire segment, as well as other media interviews, on NBAA's web site:

Gunpoint Detainment Prompts NBAA Call for Aircraft Registration Data Review
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen today responded to yesterday's reported gunpoint detainment of two industry figures by calling for a review of the government's process for obtaining, using and sharing aircraft registration information. King School founders John and Martha King were reportedly detained by the Santa Barbara police last evening, based on faulty aircraft information maintained by various government agencies. "We believe there is an urgent need for the creation of a joint government-industry group that can expeditiously conduct a top-to-bottom review of the process to ensure that incidents such as this one never occur in the future," Bolen said. "This isn't the first time outdated information has resulted in a situation like the one involving the Kings, but we want it to be the last." Read NBAA's press release at:

Remember: 'Line Up and Wait' Takes Effect in September
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will replace the current FAA phraseology "taxi in to position and hold" with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) "line up and wait" phraseology on September 30. Pilots need to be familiar with the new phraseology and be ready to read back and accept instructions from air traffic control. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at FAA Order 7210.754 details the new procedure, and the full details can be found at:

New NOTAMs Eliminate Waiver Requirements for International Flights
Effective September 1, Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) 0/6432 and 0/6433 will eliminate the need for most operators to obtain special airspace waivers to conduct international flights to the U.S. Operators with aircraft registered outside the U.S. will soon be able to conduct flights into the country without obtaining an airspace waiver. This change will eliminate overlapping regulatory requirements while preserving stringent security protocols. Data collected by the Customs and Border Protection Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) will be used to conduct the necessary vetting of international fights. Operators have been successfully meeting APIS requirements for over a year, with compliance at nearly 100 percent. To learn more, visit:

Protecting Your Medical Certificate: Tips from Webinar Presenters
As Members know, two documents are critical in business aviation: a pilot's certificate and a medical certificate. The subject was the focus of a recent NBAA webinar about the need for pilots to maintain compliance with FAA regulations to ensure continuing medical certification. NBAA has produced a new article with tips from the webinar's presenters. Dr. Quay Snyder, MSPH, associate medical advisor and president and CEO of Virtual Flight Surgeons, and Dr. Gregory Pinnell, senior flight surgeon, USAFR and senior aviation medical examiner, discussed key medical conditions that can affect pilots, but which with proper treatment and documentation don't have to mean loss of a medical certificate. Review the article:

Georgia Governor Perdue Returns to NBAA's Convention
NBAA announced today that Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R-GA) will be featured as a keynote speaker during the Opening General Session at NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA, and also will be recognized with the 2010 NBAA American Spirit Award. "Governor Perdue has two great passions – aviation and the state of Georgia – and has spent many years tirelessly supporting and nurturing the development of both," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. NBAA2010 will be held from October 19 to 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Review the press release at:

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NTSB Board Member Sumwalt at Georgia Safety Day, Sept. 1
On Wednesday, the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) will hold its annual Safety Day at the Hilton/Atlanta Marietta in Marietta, GA. This year's event will feature a briefing by NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt, in addition to presentations on safety management systems, crew resource management and hypoxia awareness. For more information and to register, visit:

Minnesota Business Aviation Focusing on Float Flying, Sept. 8
The Minnesota Business Aviation Association will hold a luncheon meeting focused on float flying on September 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Wipaire Inc. on Fleming Field (KSGS), 1700 Henry Ave., South Saint Paul, MN. Brian Addis of Lake & Air Flight Training will talk about the challenges and techniques for flying float planes at Wipaire's campus and tours of the float manufacturer's building will be offered after lunch. To attend, send reservations by Friday, September 3 to Wipaire at, and for additional information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at

Idaho Business Aviation Networking Meeting, Sept. 8
The Idaho Business Aviation Association (IBAA) will host a luncheon meeting in Boise at Western Aircraft's hangar on September 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The presenter and event sponsor, Hawker Beechcraft, also will provide aircraft for a static display. The cost for lunch is $15 per person. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or RSVP before September 1 at:

Teterboro Airport to Host Charity Event, Sept. 13
As part of an ongoing program to raise awareness about the airport's value to the region, Teterboro Municipal Airport (TEB) will hold its annual Scholarship and Community Benefit Fund Golf Outing on September 13 at Wild Turkey Golf Club – Crystal Springs, Hamburg, NJ. Scholarships are awarded to select local high school seniors who will pursue an aviation career. The Community Benefit Fund also helps to fund community projects such as the Aviation Career Day and 5K road race. For more information, contact TEB's John Panarello at (201) 393-4080, or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Northeast S&D Group Focuses on Helicopter Operations, Sept. 15
Northeast Schedulers & Dispatchers (NEDS) will hold a quarterly luncheon at Avitat – Westchester 85 Tower Road, Westchester, NY, on September 15 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers include Jeff Smith, chairman of the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC); and Mark Arpino, safety manager for Mass Mutual. The discussion will focus on helicopter operations issues, concerns and safety. For more information, contact NEDS's Amy Roy at or NBAA's Dean Saucier at

Emergency Response Practices Focus of Ohio Meeting, Sept. 15
The Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA), in conjunction with Global Aerospace and Simuflite, will hold an Emergency Response Forum focusing on business aviation concerns on September 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center on Ohio State University's campus, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH. The forum will be presented by Donald J. Chupp, president of Fireside Partners, LLC, and former program director for the National Transportation Safety Board Academy. There will be a $50 charge for ORBAA members and a $100 charge for non-members. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Quinn at To register, visit:

Human Factors Focus of San Diego Safety Standdown, Sept. 20
The San Diego Regional Aviation Association (SDRAA) will host its 2nd Annual Safety Standdown on September 20 in San Diego, CA, focusing on how human factors relate to safe flight operations. Keynote speaker Dr. Tony Kern, author and aviation safety expert, and other presenters will provide attendees with practical information and insight on safety management systems, winter weather operations and other important safety topics. The event also qualifies for NBAA's Professional Development Program and Certified Aviation Manager Program credits or recertification. For more information, 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:

Safety Standdown USA

NBAA Presents Winter Flying Webinar, Sept. 9
As colder weather approaches, now is the time for flight operations personnel to review techniques for preventing ground and airborne icing from having an adverse and potentially dangerous impact on flight operations. Join NBAA's Icing and Winter Operations live webinar on Thursday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The webinar features Dr. Judith F. Van Zante, icing specialist and aeromechanical engineer with Sierra Lobo, Inc. at NASA Glenn Research Center. For more information and to register go to:

Podcast: Understanding Aircraft Dry Lease and Management Agreements
When entering into a management or lease agreement, aircraft owners and operators must be aware of and comply with the latest FAA rules and regulations. Understanding the typical models for management agreements and how they fit into the current regulatory landscape is critical. In this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, aviation attorney Ron Rapp with Vedder Price describes what these rules mean for NBAA Members. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on Apple's iTunes or listen anytime online at:

Register for NBAA's Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
NBAA's 14th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 17, at Stone Mountain Golf Club, in Stone Mountain, GA. Held in conjunction with the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention, the tournament is a great way to kick off the Convention, network with peers and raise money for NBAA Charities. Since the tournament was founded in 1997, it has raised over $400,000 for humanitarian purposes. Sponsorships for the 14th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic are still available. To learn more or register for the event, visit:

Call for Papers: 2011 Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
A call for papers has been issued for the 2011 Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), to be held from April 19 to 21, in San Diego, CA. At this annual three-day forum, operators meet with industry leaders, government officials and university researchers for a comprehensive review of business aviation safety issues. Each CASS presentation aims to deliver useful, specific information directly applicable to business aviation operations. Learn more at:

NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference

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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