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Business Aviation Insider - July/August 2009 Edition

PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Unprecedented Times, Extraordinary Actions

Our industry this year has been buffeted by an unforgiving marketplace that has cost thousands of jobs and reduced economic activity across general aviation (GA). The downturn also has been accompanied by misperceptions about business aviation that have undermined this important American industry. MORE>>>

MEMBER PROFILE

Business Jet Puts This NBAA Company LaBov & Beyond the Competition

Fort Wayne, IN-based LaBov & Beyond Marketing Communications is able to attract clients located in New York City, Chicago and elsewhere across the country because of its business aircraft. The company chooses to use business aviation to reach its clients, located across the nation, rather than relying on time-consuming trips by airline. MORE >>>

MEMBER BENEFITS

NBAA 2.0: New Communications Better Serve Members

NBAA's redesigned web site, NBAA.org, is the beginning of a fresh start for the Association's online communications. In addition to the completely reworked site, NBAA is embracing new online resources in a big way, rolling out an array of new applications, services and technologies to better serve Members. MORE >>>

UPCOMING EVENTS

Now More Than Ever, NBAA’s Convention Is a Must-Attend Event

Each year, NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention is the highlight of the business aviation calendar. However, this year's event, which will be held October 20 through 22 in Orlando, FL, is shaping up to be an especially important event, given the challenges that business aviation is facing. MORE >>>

TIPS & TOOLS

Finding the Right Charter Operator Requires Research, Advance Planning

Given the choice, most aviation department managers would prefer to fly all the company's business trips with their own aircraft and crews. That's understandable, because there's a big comfort level in dealing with familiar equipment and dependable employees who are operating under clearly defined policies and procedures.
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SAFETY FIRST

Proactive Airports, Pilots Minimize Wildlife Strike Hazards

Less than two years after he and his brother Wilbur pioneered powered flight, Orville Wright became the first pilot to strike a bird in flight. The date was September 7, 1905, near Dayton, and the bird was probably a red-winged blackbird. Since then, collisions between wildlife and aircraft have increased dramatically, with 82,057 strikes reported in the U.S. between 1990 and 2007.
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CAPITAL VIEW
NBAA Interview With Sen. Ben Nelson

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
FAA Reauthorization Moves Forward

AIRPORT CHECK-IN
NBAA Fighting for Business Aviation Interests at VNY

REGULATORY HOT TOPICS
NBAA Keeping Tabs on New Environmental Proposals

ASK THE OSG
Information and Options for Thunderstorm Season

MONEY MATTERS
Compelling Reasons to Buy a Business Aircraft in Today's Market

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Taking the CAM Exam? Five Tips for Success

UPCOMING EVENTS
Registration Is Now Open for 2009 Safety Standdown