The Central Florida Business Aviation Association (CFBAA) launched January 23 with its first meeting attended by 65 local airport, education, and business aviation representatives at the new Sheltair facility at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to our new organization,” said CFBAA president Dave Keys.
The first meeting of CFBAA, attended by guests from as far away as Savannah, Georgia, including briefings on airport developments at Orlando Sanford (SFB), Orlando Executive and at Orlando International Airport (MCO) as well as efforts by the group to attract and mentor new recruits to the industry. Representatives from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University attended, seeking mentors for students. Attendees also heard a briefing on Florida legislative initiatives affecting business aviation.
Bombardier sponsored the luncheon provided by Primo’s Gourmet Catering. CFBAA has scheduled a safety standdown on May 13 with NBAA president Ed Bolen as a speaker. It is recruiting more members and volunteers to committees overseeing education, communication, membership, and safety.