To honor the 60th anniversary of the National Business Aviation Association, a commemorative flight took place on Saturday, September 22, from New York, the show’s first site, to Atlanta, the home of this year’s event.
National Business Aviation Association
In 1998, the National Business Aviation Association started honoring companies that have flown 50 years or more without an accident. NBAA Convention News talked with representatives from this year’s top honorees to find out about their
operations and the secrets of their successes.
Tecumseh Products, Tecumseh, Mich.
Dennis Bailey, aviation department manager
If any of the founding members of the organization that eventually grew into the National Business Aviation Association could be transported through time to the 2007 NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, they would undoubtedly be amazed by what they see here.
The National Business Aviation Association could hardly have picked a more deserving recipient for this year’s Doswell Award than Georgia resident E. Patrick “Pat” Epps, president of Epps Aviation, especially with the convention being held in Atlanta this year as Georgia celebrates its 100th anniversary of powered flight. Named for John P.
The National Business Aviation Association presents Pilot Safety Awards each year to member-company pilots with exemplary safety records. To be eligible for an award, a pilot must have flown corporate aircraft 1,500 hours without an accident, but the actual number of safe hours flown by many of the top pilots comes close to 30,000 hours.
While this year’s convention marks NBAA’s 60th anniversary, the organization has another reason to celebrate as membership approaches record levels thanks to a concerted effort to increase the rolls over the last year and a half.
Get ready to light the candles, Atlanta: NBAA will be celebrating 60 years of annual meetings and conventions, as well as the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Georgia, when this year’s exhibition sets up in the Georgia World Congress Center and at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field from September 25 to 27.
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.
A new advertisement sponsored by the Air Transport Association (ATA) and targeted at airline passengers on the CNN Airport Network has NBAA and the Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA) striking back.
The rapid growth of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) has undoubtedly been an inspiration to those seeking to institute dedicated industry shows in other regions of the world. Since 2001, when EBACE established itself here in Geneva, annual bizav gatherings have sprung up in Asia, Latin America and, most recently, the Middle East.