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November-December 2009 Edition

PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Taking the Measure of a Momentous Year

It would be no exaggeration to say 2009 has been one of the more remarkable and turbulent years in recent memory. The business aviation community has survived a daunting year of challenges, beginning with the worst economic conditions the industry has faced in decades. MORE>>>

MEMBER PROFILE

With Business Aviation, Viking Brings Customers to Small Town

In the lobby of a brick-walled building in Greenwood, MS sits a vintage stove with a cast-iron oven that served as the inspiration for one of the most recognizable kitchen equipment companies in the country: Viking Range Corporation. MORE >>>

MEMBER ADVOCACY

Advocacy Campaign Rolls Out New Ads, Tools for Industry

The latest efforts of the No Plane No Gain (NPNG) advocacy program include a new advertising campaign featuring businessman and golf legend Arnold Palmer, a wealth of up-to-date economic and survey information, and a robust set of online resources in the Business Aircraft E-Valuation Toolkit that assists business owners and flight operators in communicating the value of their use of business aircraft. MORE >>>

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CAMs Stand Out in a Crowd, Say Recruiters

In this challenging job market, Cyndy Thiel encourages the most talented candidates she works with to pursue the CAM certification to demonstrate their knowledge and experience to employers. "This credential is an additional tool that I hope would help them find their dream position. I would definitely recommend it." MORE >>>

LIGHT BUSINESS AIRPLANE

How to Choose a Home for Your Light Business Airplane

Finding the best home for an airplane is kind of like finding one for yourself: a variety of considerations all compete for attention, and the challenge is to make the best set of compromises. Here are 10 considerations to keep in mind when selecting a home base. MEMBERS READ MORE >>>

AMIDST THE HEADWINDS

Considerations for Flight Department Managers

In the face of negative media coverage about the use business aircraft and a financial downturn that has affected most segments of the economy, flight department managers have to stay engaged with their company’s top executives to reinforce the value of business aircraft and ensure they are part of the process if flight department cutbacks are deemed necessary, industry veterans say. MEMBERS READ MORE >>>


REGIONAL REPRESENTATION
Coalition Working on Florida Sales and Use Tax Reform

AIRPORT CHECK-IN
Scottsdale Welcomes Business Aviation

SAFETY FIRST
Training and Technology Are Survival Necessities

TIPS & TOOLS
Your Medical Certificate: Don’t Leave Home Without It

QUICK TURNS
How Smaller Operators Can Manage the Maintenance Function

ASK THE OSG
Attending the Vancouver Olympics? Plan Ahead

BOARD ROOM
Roberts, Vornholt Share Inaugural Winant Award

NBAA EVENTS
Especially in Current Economy, NBAA’s Convention Proves Essential

MEMBER BENEFITS
NBAA’s Leadership Council – Taking Charge of Business Aviation’s Future

UPCOMING EVENTS
Leadership Conference Goes Beyond