NBAA Hopeful of Record-breaking 60th Annual Meeting

 - June 12, 2007, 9:46 AM

NBAA is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting and exposition in Atlanta. The convention, which will also honor the centennial of manned flight in Georgia, will run from September 25 to 27. Organizers expect to build on last year’s record-breaking event by filling more than 1 million sq ft of exhibit space at the Georgia World Congress Center. The static park at Fulton County Airport is expected to be sold out as well, with more than 95 aircraft on display. As part of the anniversary, NBAA is partnering with Home Depot and a national nonprofit foundation to build an aviation-themed playground for Atlanta’s children, and volunteers are sought to help build it on Sunday, September 23. NBAA also announced that in honor of Georgia Aviation Day, it will admit pre-registered college students and members of the local business aviation community free of charge on the final day of the convention.