NBAA, AOPA Team on Light Biz Airplane Conferences
NBAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) last week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., announced that two Light Business Aviation (LBA) Conferences will be held this year–one at each group’s annual convention. The two groups had planned similar LBA conferences in 2008, but those plans were scuttled when the economy deteriorated later in the year. Speaking on AOPA Live at EAA’s AirVenture, AOPA president and CEO Craig Fuller and NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen unveiled the six forums that will be presented as the LBA Conference at both the NBAA Convention this October in Atlanta and the AOPA Aviation Summit this November in Long Beach, Calif. “Business aviation involves the use of any general aviation airplane for business, and our jointly hosted conference really drives that point home,” Bolen said. “A large portion of the businesses that use aviation are small companies, many of which use smaller piston-powered aircraft. With this event, we can help to ensure we’re supporting their specific needs and addressing their unique challenges.” The six courses include: how to use general aviation for business purposes; tax benefits of aircraft ownership; safe single-pilot operations; reimbursement regulations for flights; aviation insurance; and moving up to a turbine aircraft.