Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro)

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Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro)

NBAA’s Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro) is a group dedicated to building relationships between emerging leaders across the business aviation industry. With expertise in areas such as marketing, professional development and community outreach, YoPro members work to connect young professionals while also increasing public awareness of new initiatives in this vibrant and growing industry.

YoPro is creating links between generations of business aviation professionals. Learn how you can get involved to help our industry soar to new heights.

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Latest News


NBAA Scholarships Promote the Future of Business Aviation Maintenance
May 5, 2017
The NBAA Maintenance Committee makes it a priority to bring new people into their sector of the industry through the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) program. This year, nearly 40 individuals received awards, and more than $35,000 was raised toward future scholarships. Read what some of this year’s winners said about Maintenance TRACS.

Millennial Outlook: A View From the Industry's Young Professionals
Nov. 21, 2016
For more than a decade, generational transition has been a hot topic in business aviation. Now the next generation is coming of age. Across the industry, young leaders are carving a niche, and they have a unique viewpoint on the future of business aviation. Read more on what the future holds in Business Aviation insider.

NBAA Group Connects Young Professionals in Business Aviation
Nov. 1, 2016
Walking the show floor of NBAA's 2014 convention, NBAA Manager of Registration Sierra Grimes saw many young professionals but no organizing force bringing them together. "We decided to put together a team to build a network for young professionals in the industry to connect with each other," said Grimes. Two years later, the Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro) is thriving with a newly formed leadership council and two exciting events at NBAA-BACE: a networking reception on Tuesday evening and a panel discussion about cross-generational communication on Wednesday morning. Watch this video interview with YoPro founder Sierra Grimes to learn more about the group.

NBAA Young Professionals Group Introduces New Advisory Council
Aug. 8, 2016
NBAA's Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro) announced the formation of its inaugural YoPro Council, a leadership team tasked with overseeing the group's efforts to build relationships between emerging leaders in the industry. The 25 young professionals on the council will be responsible for planning YoPro events and initiatives. "Our goal with YoPro is to provide a community for young professionals looking to make their mark on business aviation, and the experience and enthusiasm our new council members bring will be crucial to that effort," said Sierra Grimes, YoPro founder and NBAA's manager of registration. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more about the new leadership team.