Katrina Bradshaw, NBAA’s vice president of static displays and forums, said the association realized early in the planning process for this year’s show that they were running out of parking spaces for the static display at Henderson Executive Airport just seven miles south of Las Vegas’s McCarran International.
Bell 206B, Auberry, Calif., Jan. 5, 2010–The JetRanger, registered to Palm Springs Aviation and operated by the California Department of Fish and Game, was on a deer surveying flight in VMC when witnesses saw it flying through a valley spanned by power lines. As the helicopter approached the vicinity of the lines it was seen to “rear back” and immediately descend.
With the Orlando venue rapidly assuming the role of the NBAA annual meeting and convention’s “unofficial” home, static display host Showalter Flying Service has become virtually synonymous with the show itself. Having managed the static display since NBAA was first staged in Orlando, the FBO at Executive Airport has become the acknowledged gold standard in dealing with the complexities of displaying more than 100 aircraft.