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NBAA Announces 2007 Journalism Award Recipients

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

ATLANTA, GA, September 25, 2007 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) presented its journalism awards this morning during its Media Kickoff Breakfast on the opening day of the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention.

Paul Lowe of Aviation International News was presented with the NBAA Gold Wing Award, which recognizes insightful reporting on the most important issues and trends impacting business aviation. Lowe is noted for his thorough and well-researched series of articles on the aviation user fee issue – one of the most pressing issues facing the general aviation industry. His coverage is credited with helping readers to understand the implications of user fees and the threat posed their businesses.

Also during the breakfast, NBAA posthumously presented the Platinum Wing Award to the late David W. Ewald. NBAA then announced the award will be renamed the David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Award for Lifetime Achievement and Excellence in Journalism. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen recognized Ewald as "someone who devoted over 50 years to aviation journalism." He also noted, "It has often been noted that Dave was a publishing genius."

This year NBAA also created a new scholarship in Ewald's honor designed to support qualified candidates seeking careers in journalism, preferably with an aviation focus. The first recipients of the scholarship were named during the Media Kickoff Breakfast, and they are Chad Robert Mumm, a student at the University of Georgia, and David Kenneth Wilson, a South Connecticut State University student.

Applications for the 2008 NBAA Gold Wing Awards, which will be presented for articles or stories that appear in print, online or on the air from June 2007 to June 2008, are available on the NBAA web site at www.nbaa.org/awards. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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