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NBAA Update #10-42
Monday, October 18, 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

Don't Miss Key Events Taking Place During NBAA2010
Starting tomorrow, the Association will open the doors for the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. During the Opening General Session, a new No Plane No Gain video will be unveiled, telling the real story of business aviation and highlighting the value of business aviation across the nation. Key highlights for the three-day event include more than 1,000 Exhibiting Companies at the Georgia World Congress Center, 90 business aircraft on display at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, and over 100 education session for those interested in seeing and learning about what's new in the world of business aviation. For the latest news from the event as it unfolds, visit the NBAA2010 Online News Bureau at:

Convention Video: NBAA President Welcomes Attendees
In a video message, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen welcomes Attendees to the Convention in Atlanta, and gives a preview of show highlights like the Opening General Session. Watch the video at:

NBAA and AsBAA Proudly Announce Reintroduction of ABACE
NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) today announced plans for the reintroduction of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The event, which will be held annually beginning in 2012 at the Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China, marks the much-anticipated return of the first and most successful trade show in Asia dedicated solely to business aviation. ABACE2012 will be held in the new Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Center from February 28 to March 1, 2012. The event will include exhibits in the facility's 4,000 square-meter hangar, a Static Display of Aircraft outside on its expansive ramp, and on-site education sessions led by industry veterans with knowledge of the region's business and regulatory environment. Learn more at:

NBAA Flight Plan Interview of Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
In the first of several special edition NBAA Flight Plan podcasts this week, NBAA conducts an exclusive interview with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, a business aviator whose insider knowledge of the industry has helped him make the Peach State one of the most aviation-savvy states in the nation. Perdue, who holds advanced fixed-wing and rotorcraft ratings, talks about his aviation experiences as well as his appreciation for NBAA and the business of flying. Perdue will participate in the Opening General Session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19. Listen now at:

Time to Move Up to a Jet? LBA Conference Helps Answer the Question
From greater power in a lighter package to higher cruising speeds, turbine engines offer tremendous advantages over piston power plants. "Moving up to turbine is a significant decision," says industry expert Tom Haines. "It impacts everything about your mission. For some pilots, the safety enhancements are top-of-mind." In an education session being offered this week as part of the NBAA/AOPA Light Business Airplane Conference at NBAA2010, four pilots who have recently moved up to turbine aircraft will share personal accounts of their decisions and successful transitions to the more capable airplane. Haines, who owns a Beech Bonanza and holds a type-rating for the Eclipse 500, will moderate the decision-oriented discussion. Review the article at:

NBAA2010 Charity Events Raise Money for People in Need
As the premier event for buyers and sellers in the business aviation marketplace, NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention offers a wealth of networking opportunities and education sessions, but it's also a major opportunity for the industry to come together in support of people in need. "The men and women of the business aviation industry come together all the time to help citizens, communities – even countries – in need," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "At NBAA's Convention, with the whole business aviation community gathered in one place, we can make a real difference." Learn more about how NBAA is raising money for philanthropic organizations that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes, such as Corporate Angel Network, at:

Volunteers Refurbish Youth Center at NBAA2010 Community Build
NBAA kicked off a week of Convention activities on Sunday, October 17 when hundreds of NBAA2010 Attendees and local volunteers worked together to renovate the playgrounds, classrooms and athletic facilities at the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club in the Convention's host city of Atlanta. The community enhancement project, supported by 80 financial contributors and organized by an NBAA2010 Local Committee, with coordination from the nonprofit organization Hands on Atlanta, was planned over several months but took place in a single day. Learn more at:

No Plane No Gain Message Prominent at Convention
The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta is covered with the No Plane No Gain message this week in anticipation of NBAA's Convention, with a larger-than-life banner ad featuring campaign spokesmen Neil Armstrong, Arnold Palmer and Warren Buffett as the centerpiece. "Three of the first and foremost people of our time are strong supporters of business aviation," proclaims the banner depicting the three legends of aviation and business. Learn more at:

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NBAA Announces Locations of 2011 Regional Forums
The Association today announced the schedule for the Association's popular Business Aviation Regional Forums for next year. In 2011, NBAA will hold Regional Forums in Boca Raton, FL on February 17; Dallas, TX on April 14; White Plains, NY on June 8; and San Jose, CA on July 14. To review the list of host FBOs and learn more, visit:

NBAA Lauds Minnesota for October 'General Aviation Month' Proclamation
NBAA praised Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) for proclaiming October General Aviation Appreciation Month in the state. The official proclamation cites business aviation's economic impact and the vital role general aviation plays when emergencies and natural disasters occur, especially over vast stretches of thinly populated areas in the state. The proclamation's focus on the value of business aviation to Minnesota parallels the core messages included in the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, sponsored jointly by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Minnesota joins 16 other states that have recognized the value of business aviation to their states in the past year. View a copy of the Minnesota proclamation or learn more at:

Reminder: Noise Considerations for Atlanta Airports This Week
The Fulton County (FTY) and Peachtree DeKalb (PDK) airport managers have asked that pilots operating to/from either airport for this week's NBAA Convention in Atlanta reference to obtain complete detailed information on noise abatement procedures, curfews, airport diagrams, preferential runways, pattern altitudes, run-up areas, noise monitoring and more. Both airports have highly noise-sensitive communities around them, and operators' help in maintaining good relationships with those communities is appreciated. For more information, contact NBAA's Bob Lamond at, or visit:

Aviation Community Welcomes Growth of New York Aviation Caucus
In March, the New York state legislature, at the request of the New York Aviation Managers Association (NYAMA) and with support from NBAA, established an aviation caucus with 35 legislators. To date there are 60 state leaders on the caucus. The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) issued a proclamation congratulating the members of the legislature on building the ranks of the caucus. The NYSAC represents, educates and advocates for 62 New York counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. "Aviation caucuses have aided considerably in creating a balance between state and local government and airports and aircraft operators," said Dean Saucier, NBAA regional representative. Read the proclamation at:

Northwest Region Alert: EIS Public Comment Period Ends Nov. 15
The Air Force has released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Powder River Training Complex, which affects airspace in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, and is soliciting public comments. To ensure your comments are considered in preparation of the final EIS, submit them to the following address by November 15: HQ ACC/A7PS, Attn: Linda DeVine, 129 Andrews Street, Room 337, Langley AFB, VA 23665-2769, fax: (757) 764-1975. For more information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at or visit:

DC-Area Fundraiser Rescheduled for Next Week
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) has rescheduled its golf tournament fundraiser for Wednesday, October 27, at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA. Proceeds from the event will benefit GWBAA charitable activities and support local aviation activities, like the Aero Club of Washington. For more information, contact NBAA's Harry Houckes at or visit:

Next Pacific Rim Meeting in Seattle on Nov. 4
Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA) will host its next general meeting on Thursday, November 4 at McCormick & Schmick's Harborside Restaurant on Lake Union in Seattle. This is a dinner meeting featuring a presentation by body language expert Jan Hargrave, back by popular demand. Registration for this event begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT and the cost is $25 for PRSDA members and $40 for non-members. RSVP by October 28 to PRSDA's Michaelle Olson at For additional information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Next Pacific Northwest Meeting in Seattle on Nov. 9
The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association will host its next general luncheon meeting on Tuesday, November 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The topic for this event will be "Preparing for an Emergency: Public Relations and the Plan," featuring speakers Cary Pfeffer, former news reporter, anchor and founder of ClearComm Consulting, and Pete Agur, managing director and founder of The VanAllen Group, Inc. This event will be held at the View Lounge of the Museum of Flight at Seattle's Boeing Field. RSVP to by November 1 to secure a seat. For additional information, contact NBAA's Kristi Ivey at

Gulfstream G450: Let the Journey Begin

Association to Produce Daily, Convention-Focused Editions of NBAA Update
To keep Members informed about the happenings at the world's largest civil aviation trade show this week, NBAA will produce daily, special editions of the NBAA Update e-newsletter and NBAA Flight Plan podcasts during each day of the show. In conjunction with the Online News Bureau at, the special Convention editions of each publication will provide daily reports of news and events from the show as well as sneak previews of the next day's events. Learn more at:

Podcast Spotlights 2010 Winant Award Winner Paul Stinebring
In a special NBAA Flight Plan podcast, this year's NBAA John Winant Award winner, Paul Stinebring, discusses the keys to his long and successful career in business aviation. NBAA Midwest Regional Representative Bob Quinn also tells listeners about Stinebring's well-known reputation as a mentor and dedicated professional in the industry. Created in 2009, the Winant Award honors former NBAA Board members who dedicate their time and expertise to promoting business aviation after they have concluded their service as NBAA directors. NBAA will present Stinebring with the award during a luncheon ceremony on October 19 during NBAA2010. Listen to this and other NBAA Flight Plan episodes by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes or visiting:

NBAA to Webcast Family Assistance Session Live From Atlanta
On Tuesday, October 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, as part of NBAA's Convention programming, the Association will air a live webcast of the session, "Prepare Your Flight Department: Family Assistance Response After an Incident/Accident." Family Assistance Foundation's Dr. Carolyn Coarsey will explain why family assistance plans are a vital component of a company's emergency response preparations and safety management systems; John Averill from Insurance Office of America will highlight their financial benefits; and CitationAir's Karina Kefalas will discuss starting and developing a plan from an operator's perspective. For more information and to register for this live event, visit:

Best-Selling Author Ken Blanchard to Keynote 2011 Leadership Conference
World-renowned leadership expert and best-selling author Dr. Ken Blanchard is slated to be a keynote speaker at NBAA's 19th Annual Leadership Conference, to be held February 23 to 24, 2011, in San Diego, CA. He is the cofounder, along with his wife, Margie Blanchard, of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm, and his best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, has sold more than 13 million copies. The NBAA Leadership Conference is an annual educational event that provides timely and valuable information on topics of interest to those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. Learn more at:

Members Can Learn About NBAA-PAC at Convention
At NBAA2010, NBAA Members will have an opportunity to learn about the Association's Political Action Committee (PAC) from staff at the NBAA event booth. "Many of our Members are small companies that don't have their own political action committees," said NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Lisa Piccione. "The NBAA-PAC is a service we provide to help our Members band together and speak with a common voice." Learn more about the NBAA-PAC at:

Careers in Business Aviation Day to Benefit Georgia Students
This Thursday, nearly three dozen companies exhibiting and/or attending NBAA2010 are participating in a free Careers in Business Aviation Day for Georgia-area middle, high school and college students. "It's important that we let students know about all of the exciting careers available in business aviation," said Mitch Young, vice president of United States Aviation Underwriters, volunteer coordinator for the event. Companies representing every side of the business aviation industry will make presentations to students on the exhibit floor and discuss scholarships, internships and career opportunities available to them. For more information on the career day, visit:

New Scholarship Applications Now Available Online
Applications for the Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship Corporate Aviation Management Committee Scholarship and ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats International Operators Scholarship are now online. To download applications and learn more, visit:

Travel$ense 3.88 Update Released
NBAA has issued an update, version 3.88, for the Association's business travel productivity-tracking software. This update addresses changes to the airline reservation system used by Travel$ense, which prevented the program from retrieving comparable airline flights and fares. Travel$ense is a tool to help management better analyze and understand business travel by calculating actual business hours, productivity, and trip expenses saved by traveling via business aircraft. All users of the program are advised to download and install the update. Download the update at:

NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)

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

2nd Annual Single-Pilot Safety Standdown
October 18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

NBAA/AOPA Light Business Airplane Conference
October 19–20, 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

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference
November 17–18, 2010, Montreal, Canada

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